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Orlando, FL
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  • Saints for All Occasions

  • A Novel
  • By: J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 472

Nora and Theresa Flynn are 21 and 17 when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she's shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn't sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan - a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narration ruined it

  • By Janis Reynolds on 06-12-17

Had potential

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-17

The narration for this novel was very distracting for me. It won't be for most people, but don't try to attempt a Boston accent if you don't know it. As a New England native I couldn't get over how bad it was a mix of New York and 1920s vaudeville voice. Ugh. The story itself had potential and pulled me in, but it ended incredibly abruptly with too many loose ends for me. If you don't care about bad accents and you don't mind filling in the end of the story for yourself, then you might enjoy this one.

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