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The Damnable Legacy
- By: G. Elizabeth Kretchmer
- Narrated by: Jannie Meisberger
- Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
Lynn Van Swol still regrets the decision she made 30 years ago to place her daughter up for adoption so she could climb the highest mountains of the world. Frankie Rizzoni is the troubled biological granddaughter Lynn has never known. And Beth Mahoney is a minister's wife with terminal cancer and the only one who knows the relationship between the two. She designs a plan upon her deathbed to bring Lynn and Frankie together, but now, narrating from the afterlife, she must helplessly watch as her legacy threatens to unravel.
Two Parallel Universes
- By Alfie on 04-28-17
Weaving suspense with themes of family and home
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.