This is my review of the audio version as posted on Audible:
'Fruit From This Tree' is the first part of a longer family saga that I previously had a chance to listen to - and it was a really entertaining listen, so I can definitely recommend this book to you. Here's what I wrote about the series before:
It's difficult to decide what genre it really is as it's a mixture of many, but I'd put it on the social drama/family saga shelf if I had to choose one - because that's what it mainly talks about: family and relationships, not necessarily of the romantic kind (although there's quite a lot of romace there too). What we really get is accompany the Alexanders in their everyday life - following them in their ups and downs, their joys and heartbreaks, observing them build relationships, develop friendships, experience failures and successes... And it's a fun journey as the book has quite a lot of humour; most of the characters have that comic streak in them that makes the read/listen lighter even when the situations are quite serious or dramatic...
And there are a lot of characters; the Alexanders are a big family and they have even more friends, and then there are also acquaintances who soon become friends....:) And they all feel real, have distinctive personalities, make you want to meet them and become a part of that circle of exceptionally open, kind-hearted, loyal and strong people.
Narration by Ms Hazen is great, as usual. She brings all those characters to life, making them feel even more real:) As always, you have no problems recognizing who's speaking as every character is given a distinctive voice - I still, after listening to so many books read by her, wonder how she does that:) Generally, it's a very good interpretation of the book...:)
And last but not least:), after quating the above from my other review, I have to warn you, too - this particular installment ends at such a point that you will definitely want to grab the next part to find out what happens next in the life of the Alexanders...:) I'm just saying, you know - you've been warned you'll crave more...:)
DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.