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Publisher's Summary

A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon - from child to determined young adult to loving mother - she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose.

Rich in authentic everyday details and alive with truly unforgettable characters, These Is My Words brilliantly brings a vanished world to breathtaking life again.

©1998 Nancy E. Turner (P)2014 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A lushly satisfying romance, period-authentic, with true-grit pioneering." (Kirkus)

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Amazing Epic Pioneering Woman Story

The kind of book that you miss for days after its concluded. Such adventure and celebration of the good things in life despite circumstances.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Worst Narration I've Encountered in a Long Time

Would you try another book from Nancy E. Turner and/or Amy Rubinate?

I will definitely read another book by Nancy E. Turner. I will never purchase another book narrated by Amy Rubinate.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator's voice was quite slow, with a strong nasal sound, combined with a somewhat forced accent at times. It was very distracting from the story, and made it quite difficult to get through the book.

Any additional comments?

I will never purchase another book with this narrator.

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Terrible narration

I really wanted to listen to this book but I tried and stopped three different times because the narration was so terrible to listen to.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Loved it

This was a well written book. It was traumatic but real and you laugh and cry. It is a good historical fiction.

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Good story

Strong pioneer woman, I'm going to miss her :) sorry to finish the book after years of 'struggles with Sarah.'

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Outstanding historical novel

I cannot wait to see the movie production of this book. Unfortunately, movies are never as good as the books.

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A story of the Wild West

This was a great historical fiction novel about The struggles of life in the 1800s as people moved to the Western part of the United States in a wagon-train. Sarah and her family moved to set up their home. She lived a life full of struggles and hardships. It was a realistic depiction of how life could have been in the wild west. Sarah's journal tells about the wonderful loving relationship between herself and Capt. Jack Elliott. Sarah had many ups and downs and throughout all of her trials and tribulations she manages to come through it all to the other side still determined and willing to live another day.

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So disappointed

I've tried to listen to this twice now, and just can't. I'm going to just buy the book...I absolutely can't get past the narrator's voice.

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Bad narrator

The story is based in the late 1800 and early 1900, the narrator has very proper English and doesn't sound like someone would who lived in that time. There were words like y'all or miss used tenses of words and it sounded very awkward with the narrator.

The story line was wonderful and heart wrenching all at the same time. It's incredible what our ancestors went through to make a living.

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I love this story but,

This is the best book. Nancy Turner has equal amounts of humor and heart. I love this story but, the reader doesn't do it justice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jemma
  • 05-15-18

Beautiful

I got this as a recommendation from a friend and my goodness did it impress. A beautiful story. Would recommend to anyone.

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  • Adanaya
  • 04-14-18

beautiful

Would you listen to These Is My Words again? Why?

Yes I would and will, but I was going to read the only other book in the trilogy which idsbook 3. This is terrible and hurts your ears to listen to. No Sale

What other book might you compare These Is My Words to, and why?

It's so difficult to find a well read book, I don't know. Matt Bates reading The Flame Bearer

What about Amy Rubinate’s performance did you like?

She read beautifully, whilst keeping the element of a diary. Her vocal interpretation of the prose and dialogue was extremely sympathetic.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no. it was all good for me. She's definitely a keeper

Any additional comments?

More care in choosing books onterpreted with this quality. Nicola Walker is excellent, but you only have her reading one short book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful