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Patrick D. Smith here tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life, and ends in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need. Between is a sweeping story rich in Florida history.

A best-selling novel of Florida historical fiction, A Land Remembered was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and received the state’s highest literary award from the Florida Historical Society, the 1986 Tebeau Prize for the Most Outstanding Florida Historical novel.

©1984 Patrick D. Smith (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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Excellent Listen!

If you could sum up A Land Remembered in three words, what would they be?

Captivating Pioneer Spirit!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Land Remembered?

Realization that progress is not always good.

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Everything! He brings it alive!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

History brought to life in this manner is so much better than just the facts!

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This book was wonderful!

this book was so amazing. The character development was so awesome that the McIvey clan became part of my family to as I read. I am a Florida native, and I learned so much about Florida history as I read this book. I highly recommend this book.

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beautifully written

the realistic imagery and character development make this story come to life. I could almost smell the orange blossom or hear the sounds of progress with each passing chapter. I truly enjoyed every word of this tale and the the performance of the reader. thank you

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Historical View Of Florida

Beautifully written and fun to listen to! So glad I found this book! It is fast and intriguing to listen to. Love the play of historical figures during the book.

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Remarkable.

Fascinating story about the settling of Florida. Excellent writing made the story captivating. Sure does make you appreciate the hard work and determination of our forefathers to survive.

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Great book, Great performance

This is a gripping story of the development of Florida. Terrific mix of history, characters and storytelling. I loved it.

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A great walk through life.

Couldn't stop listening to it. So full of the realities of a life long ago.

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Poignant...I finished it as Hurricane Irma

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

Yes, I would, and I did. One of my best friends lives in Cape Coral, FL where they got battered by Hurricane Irma. She'd do well to understand the history of Florida.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My least favorite character was Sol. Doesn't answer the question though.

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Thoroughly enjoyed

Thoroughly enjoyed the story and historical references within parts of Florida as it developed between the mid-1800s in the mid-1990s.

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  • Barbara
  • Jacksonville, FL, United States
  • 08-15-17

Best book I've heard this year this year!

Would you listen to A Land Remembered again? Why?

Yes, It was so good.The book was rich in Florida history with wonderful story spanning three generations.

Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

All the characters were brought to live by Mr Guidall. He was a fantastic reader.

Any additional comments?

I hated for the book to end!