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Glenys Loewen-Thomas

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Weaving suspense with themes of family and home

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The skillful weaving of four stories, including the deceased narrator's, makes for a rich listening experience. As the narrator recounts the victories and defeats, the moments of heartache and heart-swell, in the lives she observes, she also tells of her own. The healing she sought so desperately in life for those she loved, she ultimately needs for herself.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Damnable Legacy?

Frankie Rizzoni, one of my favorite characters, is a spitfire whose antics are creative, rebellious, and sometimes heartbreaking. One of my favorite scenes is when Frankie, in the airport, goes even further than necessary, stealing and lying and posing, to land herself on a plane to get to Ryan.

What about Jannie Meisberger’s performance did you like?

The dynamics in Jannie Meisberger's narration are nothing short of musical.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The backstory scenes between Beth and Ryan are particularly touching as they struggle through the hope and disillusion, the inevitable (and painful) ups and downs that come when dealing with a cancer diagnosis.