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When Caroline Wimbley Levine learns that her mother, Miss Lavinia, has supposedly gone mad, she leaves the big city bustle of Manhattan and returns to Tall Pines Plantation. Caroline originally left Tall Pines to escape her feisty, eccentric mother and her drunken brother, Trip, but when Miss Lavinia dies, Caroline is forced to come to terms with her family's troubled history as well as her failing relationship with her husband. As Caroline reminisces about her past rebelliousness and her childhood, she realizes that her father's sudden and tragic death many years before served as a catalyst for the family's disintegration. Caroline and Trip also learn that their seemingly selfish and self-assured mother was not so uncaring after all.
©2001 Dorothea Benton Frank (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Pamela
  • Easley, SC, USA
  • 01-04-09

It's okay

This book is pretty typical for the author. Just about the entertainment level I was looking for. However, I am EXTREMELY, frustrated by the narrator's mispronunciation of Edisto...it is the name of real river and an island in SC. I don't understand why the narrator was not corrected on this. It is pronounced ED ist o (emphasis on first syllable). This was just a distraction for me throughout the book. I've experienced this with other regional books too. Don't understand why the authors don't review it.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Abridged!!

I prefer Robin Miles performance for Dot Frank books, but the most disappointing part is the book is abridged. Unfortunately, I missed that fact upon purchase; won't make that mistake again.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • LAMB
  • Charlotte, NC United States
  • 02-14-16

Great Story

The story was great. Too bad the performer or producer didn't take the time to learn the difference in Southern accents or at a minimum, learn the correct pronunciation of the Edisto considering its prominence in the story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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mispronunciation

Would you listen to Plantation again? Why?

No. The mispronunciation of the main river in this story was so annoying. It is not "idisto", it is ed-is-to.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Abridged

I loved this book. But somehow got the abridged version. Since I needed for a book club discussion I had to buy another whole book from Amazon. Make sure you're okay with abridged. I found I missed a lot.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Liked the original book better than audible

There were many different twists about Miss Levine and Millie left out of the story. The original story was much better than the audible version!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great book

Great loved it but felt like story line should have gone further than it did

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I love Dorothea's books!! She is so talented!

Would you listen to Plantation again? Why?

Definately. It's such a true to life story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Plantation?

Finding out who was to blame

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

Her voice is so soothing and versital

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

The discovery of their love.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • jennifer
  • Augusta, GA, United States
  • 09-28-10

by Jennifer, Augusta, GA

Loved this book, it is one of my number one picks. The follow up book is great too.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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It's Edisto!

I think it is worth listening to but I remember I really loved reading the original book. The narrator does a good job but Edisto, the name of the place where the story takes place is mispronounced. Edisto is the name of a beautiful island in South Carolina and the name of the river. It seems like some of the events and the rich description from the book don't appear in the audible version. That may be because this was an abridged version.