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  • The Color of Lightning

  • By: Paulette Jiles
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

A soaring work of the imagination based on oral histories of the post - Civil War years in North Texas, Paulette Jiles's The Color of Lightning is at once an intimate look into the hearts and hopes of tragically flawed human beings and a courageous reexamination of a dark American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

  • By Marlice Peabody on 02-20-17

Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Color of Lightning to be better than the print version?

Did not read the print. Learned to enjoy audio books when I drove an 18 wheeler. Still use them to multitask.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Britt Johnson. Oh to have someone love me that much/

Which character – as performed by Jack Garrett – was your favorite?

Britt Johnson.

Any additional comments?

Do not read at the dinner table.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Lara

  • The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor Zhivago
  • By: Anna Pasternak
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

When Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist government began persecuting dissident writers. Though Stalin spared the life of Boris Pasternak - whose novel in progress, Doctor Zhivago, was suspected of being anti-Soviet - he persecuted Boris' mistress, typist, and literary muse, Olga Ivinskaya. Boris' affair with Olga devastated the straitlaced Pasternaks, and they were keen to disavow Olga's role in Boris' writing process.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderfully enjoyable read

  • By gran 80 on 03-15-17

EXCUSES EXCUSES

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

Would you try another book from Anna Pasternak and/or Antonia Beamish?

Read by Ms Beamish yes.

What was most disappointing about Anna Pasternak’s story?

When I first read DZ was enamored. Years later not impressed with artistic license to do as one pleases.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. So much name dropping, The chronology was confusing.

Any additional comments?

Remember seeing movie with my mom & then 4 year old daughter. "Why is he sleeping with two ladies?" rang thruout the theater.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful