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  • Rainwater

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

The year is 1934. With the country in the stranglehold of drought and economic depression, Ella Barron runs her Texas boardinghouse with an efficiency that ensures her life will be kept in balance. Between chores of cooking and cleaning for her residents, she cares for her 10-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose misunderstood behavior finds Ella on the receiving end of pity, derision, and suspicion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST read (or listen!)

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-11

A MUST read (or listen!)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-11

Oh my! If there were 6 stars to be given, I would gladly give them!! This book was amazing! I am still in awe of how absolutly captivating it is. I usally read books, but I listened to this on audio (my first audio book). I caught myself crying at intersections when listening to it in the car. The characters are wonderfully developed. It's hard not to feel conected to each of them. The ending was a perfect closing to the story and lives that were portrayed. This was my first Sandra Brown book and I am impressed with her writing talents. There is so much description in this book, you can almost taste and feel the things that are happening. For those concerned with content, there is some language in the story (the bad guys cuss :). But the story line is wonderfully written. Often stories have some holes in the plot, this one does not. I HIGHLY recommend this book. This is the best book I have read in years!!! I cried..many times...like the kind of cry you do when watching Steel Magnolias!!! The narrator is wonderful! He has a great voice that matches wonderfully to the story.

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