Lavette Family

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 172 ratings

The Immigrants Publisher's Summary

This is a love story of great beauty and great tenderness, the kind of love story that entangles the listener in the lives of the characters, so that after the story is over, one continues to live with those characters. And fortunately, the listener will not have to say farewell to these characters. The Immigrants is complete in itself, an absorbing novel of high adventure, romance, joy and tragedy. But it is also the first in a series that will tell the story of three Californian families over the course of the 20th century.
©1982 Howard Fast (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Immigrants

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    This is a love story of great beauty and great tenderness, the kind of love story that entangles the listener in the lives of the characters, so that after the story is over, one continues to live with those characters. And fortunately, the listener will not have to say farewell to these characters, since it is the first in a series that will tell the story of three Californian families over the course of the 20th century.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration style kills the story.

    • By Glynis on 11-27-14

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 2

    • Second Generation

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Brilliance Audio
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Howard Fast, author of The Immigrants, has proven himself to be one of this country's most popular authors. This second volume about the fortunes of Dan Lavette, the young Italian who lost his parents but launched a stormy and brilliant career as a result of the great San Francisco earthquake, encompasses an even more dramatic sweep of history from the depression years to the close of World War II.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The saga gets better...

    • By PAR-TEE on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 3

    • The Establishment

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In The Establishment, Howard Fast pulls the listener into the turbulent and passionate lives of the Dan Lavette family story begun in The Immigrants and continued in Second Generation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A female narrator impersonating men

    • By Mark the Chzguy on 02-08-14

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 4

    • The Legacy

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    This fourth-in-series story takes place during the turbulent 1960's as Barbara Lavette and her family are embroiled in the issues of that decade: Civil Rights, Israel's Six-Day War, the Nixon years, Vietnam, and riots in the street. Barbara Lavette develops into a powerful, strong willed, capable person.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The luster is fading....

    • By PAR-TEE on 06-18-13

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 5

    • Immigrant's Daughter

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    After a life filled with danger, love and death, Barbara, now in her sixties, is living a simple life in San Francisco. And then, almost on a whim, she runs for Congress and sets in motion a series of adventures that brings her back to the excitement of the times, to a renewal of romantic love, to mortal danger as a reporter in Central America, to loss and tragedy, and in the end, to an exultant embracing of life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great journey, but....

    • By PAR-TEE on 06-20-13

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 6

    • An Independent Woman

    • Lavette Family Saga
    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this unforgettable final chapter of the Immigrants series, Howard Fast follows the trials and joys of the wealthy Lavette matriarch, Barbara, whose life has been a selfless journey powered by an unshakable faith in the human spirit. Barbara now discovers the unexpected delights of finding love in her later years, even as she encounters the most daunting obstacle of her life.

    Regular price: $24.95