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Honolulu Audiobook

Honolulu

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Alan Brennert blends history and fiction to showcase Hawaii's dynamic past in this captivating novel.

Set in the 1920s and 1930s, Honolulu explores the stark contrast between the image of the glamorous Hawaiian paradise portrayed to the mainland and the harsh reality of life on the island. With characters as vivid and richly descriptive as the history of Hawaii itself, this novel is sure to enthrall listeners.

©2009 Alan Brennert; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Mario La Femina Rome, Italy 01-03-11
    Mario La Femina Rome, Italy 01-03-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Pleasant and interesting, a bit superficial"

    Pleasant and interesting, a bit superficial in same passages. Six stars to the narrator Ali Ahn.

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    Sarah Comerford 07-22-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Such a lovely story"

    An excellently researched and powerfully presented novel about the life of an immigrant woman to Hawaii through several of our land's most interesting times.
    Unfortunately the voice actress wasn't able to pronounce most of the Hawaiian words correctly, and that detracted from my overall listening experience.

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    River Rat lake havasu city, az 07-07-17
    River Rat lake havasu city, az 07-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "loved like Molokai"

    I really enjoyed this book after finishing Molokai by the same author. I don't think it was as good as Molokai but definitely five-star Worthy

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    Stephanie Deininger 06-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good, not great, but worth beach reading"

    I listened to this book on a long road trip with my husband. It started off strong but a little over half way it went from a historic romantic novel to a historical mystery, which you can either appreciate or not, I was not a fan.Overall, I enjoyed it and I could envision that era. I was thankful that it did close the loop at the end.

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    Jonathan 04-27-17
    Jonathan 04-27-17

    nature and space enthousiast!

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    "Excellent story and narrator!"

    Best audiobook i listened to this year,and also one of the best female narrators,voice easy on the ear. a poignant story,learned good history and culture facts too.highly recommend!

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    joaniev 11-13-16
    joaniev 11-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautifully written and performed!"

    Enjoyed this book and performance so very much! Characters so well developed and never repetitive. I would highly recommend this audiobook! 5 stars all the way!

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    Deborah Atlanta 07-11-15
    Deborah Atlanta 07-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great historical novel"

    I learned so much about turn-of-the-century Hawaii. Great story. Amazing that some of the prejudices of the day are still in existence now in the U.S.

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    Ellen 02-26-15
    Ellen 02-26-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Very disappointing"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This could have been a great book but the main character was like a stick figure, going through life with almost no personality. There was nothing emotionally at stake for her and nothing that happened seemed to have any impact that we could really feel.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Alan Brennert again?

    Probably not since I get the sense that his other books are like this one.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Only if the adaptation gives it more depth.


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    Misti 09-05-14
    Misti 09-05-14
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    "Love this book"
    Would you listen to Honolulu again? Why?

    Yes, I own the paperback version of the book but its great to walk and listen to it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gem


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    Vanda F. Wadsworth 04-17-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Educational, enjoyable, and entertaining."

    This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. However, because of the cover picture I assumed it was about a nightclub performer and probably would not have read it if my daughter hadn't recommended it. I'm glad she did.
    To me, the title, "Honolulu," is a bit misleading. As one reader suggested, "The Picture Brides" would be a more descriptive title. I loved reading about the courageous Korean picture brides and their part in Hawaiian history.
    Ali Ahn's voice was so perfect I didn't let a few mispronunciations bother me.
    I would highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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