These Is My Words

The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Series: Sarah Agnes Prine, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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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

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"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.

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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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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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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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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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i couldn't get past 30 minutes. the narrator had this strange way of ending each sentence that sounded fake and annoying.

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Absolutely loved this book

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

I would definitely recommend this book. I would consider this my favorite book. I was sad for it to end.

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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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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.

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Sounds like Siri-TERRIBLE recording of my favorite book

I’m so sad about this audiobook. These Is My Words is one of my all-time favorite novels. I tell everyone to read it. This performance is awful. She uses the same rhythm and emotion for every single sentence. When my daughter walked in she asked if Siri was reading the book to me. It’s that bad. Buy the hard copy, avoid this audio version at all costs.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-22-19

awful narration of a great book.

awful narration of a great book. whislpt any hard to empathise with or listen too.

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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

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  • deb
  • 02-13-19

Romance in Early America

I love a good Romance so this book satisfied my genre appetite. I have not read many American sagas and I found the historical context interesting. Amy Rubinate's narration was brilliant. At 13 hours it is a long listen - more bang for your buck! If you listen to as many audiobooks as I do, you look for the long ones. This is the first of a trilogy and I will certainly be listening to the other two.