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Her Father's House

Narrated by: Karen White
Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Beloved storyteller Belva Plain understands the rich tapestry of the human heart like no other. Her many dazzling New York Times best sellers probe the shifting bonds of marriage and family with insight, compassion, and uncommon grace. And her new novel is no exception. A tale of fathers and daughters, lovers and families, acts of love and acts of betrayal, Her Father’s House is Belva Plain’s most powerful and unforgettable novel yet.

It is the spring of 1968 when Donald Wolfe, a young graduate of a Midwestern law school, arrives in New York. Filled with ambition and idealism, he is dazzled not only by the big city, but by the vivacious, restless Lillian, whom he marries in the heat of infatuation. Surely theirs is no marriage made in heaven, but they have a child, Tina, and she is the love of Donald’s heart. For her he would give up everything - his home, his distinguished career, and his freedom. 

When his flawed marriage begins to fail, a choice must be made. Shall he consider a step that would force him into flight and a life of hiding?

From her earliest years, Tina is exceptional, a brilliant student and a joyous, loving spirit. At the university, she falls in love with Gilbert, who graduates from law school just as she is about to enter medical school. Together, they go to New York, where she learns the truth about her family’s past, a truth that must change her regard for the father who has protected and cherished her. When a terrible lie has been told out of love, can it be forgiven?

With courage and compassion, Belva Plain paints a moving portrait of the choices that shape the course of our lives, the secrets that haunt us, and the love that helps us heal and move on. It is a work of riveting storytelling and rare emotional power by one of the most gifted novelists of our time.

©2002 Belva Plain (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.

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Narrator Awful!

I enjoyed the book BUT the narrator was the worst I have ever heard during three years with Audible! After the first half-hour or so she seemed to "warm up" some but it has been a chore to finish this book. Only because the story itself is very good did I continue on!

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Book OK, Narrator HORRIBLE

The story line was okay, although plot dragged in many places and the narrator was absolutely HORRIBLE!

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  • James
  • Grapevine, TX, United States
  • 08-23-05

Listen to the sample!

Karen White is one of the worst readers I have ever heard. Wait for a better narrator or just read it for yourself.

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  • vv
  • 01-30-15

didnt get very far into the book.

What disappointed you about Her Father's House?

the narrator..

What do you think your next listen will be?

Belva Plains is still high on my list, but I will pick another narrator or take a closer listen to the sample play.. I have listened to that narrator before and it was ok

How did the narrator detract from the book?

just couldn't enjoy it. it was slow but 1.25 wasnt good either,

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Her Father's House?

I didnt get very far into the book. Probably a good book. just not a good narrator