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Elba

Maryland, USA
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  • LaRose

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Erdrich
  • Narrated by: Louise Erdrich
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence - but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story; wonderful narration by the author.

  • By sgonk on 08-22-16

Disappointing grand finale

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

An excellent and engaging novel up to the very disappointing ending. All stories don’t have to end in happily ever after. The ending felt superficial and contrived—like the author was in a real hurry to finish it by tying all the ends nice and tidy. Sorry, it just doesn’t work.

  • El amante japonés [The Japanese Lover]

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Jane Santos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

La historia de amor entre la joven Alma Velasco y el jardinero japonés Ichimei conduce al lector por un recorrido a través de diversos escenarios que van desde la Polonia de la Segunda Guerra Mundial hasta el San Francisco de nuestros días.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like the gardenia . . .

  • By Elba on 07-18-17

Like the gardenia . . .

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

Intense, eternal, beautiful, fragile. Another masterpiece by Isabel Allende. I highly recommend this novel, I just couldn't put it down!

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