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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,339 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick D. Smith Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Patrick D. Smith here tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life, and ends in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need. Between is a sweeping story rich in Florida history.

A best-selling novel of Florida historical fiction, A Land Remembered was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and received the state's highest literary award from the Florida Historical Society, the 1986 Tebeau Prize for the Most Outstanding Florida Historical novel.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 2/16/2014

    " This was a thoroughly engaging book for me, but I love stories of old Florida. Much like Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings book, The Yearling, this work of historical fiction, describes the early days of rustic, undeveloped Florida, replete with palmettos, cypress trees, swamps, and loads of wildlife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 2/15/2014

    " I LOVE the history but wish he had made the characters more personal... I felt like they were just there to carry out the story and I wasn't particularly emotionally connected to them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hardee | 1/26/2014

    " This was a wonderful book!I couldn't put it down! A rich tale of Florida Cracker history. A Land Remembered was winner of the Florida Historical Society Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie | 1/26/2014

    " This book was recomended to me and I have to say that I really enjoyed reading about my home state. It never occured to me how hard it was for people to habitat this state in its wild and unseen before splendor. I would suggest anyone read this book about a families struggles and love for a land they loved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacki | 1/23/2014

    " Interesting fiction account of Florida from the early native years to the present land grabbers. Good read for a novel, but a fiction nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Ann Peterson | 1/18/2014

    " This is a lovely story...especially for any one who is or has lived in Florida! It follows 3 generations that helped cultivate the state! You will fall in love with these families! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Mckinnon | 1/7/2014

    " Here are three generations of the MacIvey family, from dirt-poor Crackers to wealthy real estate tycoons. Rich, rugged history of Florida's pioneer spirit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Eich | 1/5/2014

    " Great story, great characters, great historical fiction. I live in Florida now, and I love it. What a gift, to learn so much about this very special state! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 1/5/2014

    " This is a love letter to the settlers who came to Forida during the Civil War to live on the land and make a future for themselves and their children. But it's also an indictment of those who took all the land had to give without a thought for the future. The characters are mostly idealized but the general story line is true. Thank goodness for the visionaries who established our beautiful national, state and county parks to preserve some small part of what these early settlers experienced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 1/3/2014

    " This is one of my all time favorite books. A great historical fiction account of life in Florida in the early days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick G | 12/16/2013

    " Great story of life in central Florida in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Lots of history and a good story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie Quinn | 12/9/2013

    " Read it when I was a teen and will read again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allisonhubbard | 12/8/2013

    " One of my top 5 books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/1/2013

    " This is a really great book with so much Florida history. It's about a fictional family that moved to Florida in the 1800's before it was developed. It was nothing but marsh, swamp, and natives. Very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey420 | 11/22/2013

    " This book was and is the most enjoyable book ive read so far. its full of detail and real life struggles of the earlyer residents in the state of florida i reccomend this book to ANY reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 11/13/2013

    " I'm from Florida, so this book was sooo cool to get a glimpse at what old Florida looked like starting pre-civil war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Raber | 10/13/2013

    " Wonderful fiction about the history of Florida from early settlers and Indians to modern day. The events and characters stay with you long after you have read the final page. Makes you see Florida in a whole new light. So good, I would read it again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hailey | 10/4/2013

    " I HATED THIS BOOK!!!!!!! I would have skipped it had I had the choice, but it was summer reading. It was all about 3 generations of people dying in the Florida wilderness. URRRRGGGGG! It was so long and had practically no plot line whatsoever. I will NEVER read it again!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie810 | 8/13/2013

    " Written to a lower reading level (middle school), but a quick read that definitely kept my interest, especially living in Florida. It's basically Florida historical fiction, with an environmental theme. Makes me grateful that the Everglades were actually saved from massive development and expansion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gaylen | 1/17/2013

    " A great story and interesting history of Florida, but not particularly well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Hart | 9/23/2012

    " Being a Floridian for 45 of my 59 years, this is truly one of the best books I have ever read! Amazing how when reading, could picture exactly the places described. Now my husband who is 4th generation Florida is reading it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christen Hinson | 9/9/2012

    " I had to read this book in high school and can still remember how good it was! I plan on rereading it this summer to refresh my mind on all of the details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 5/13/2012

    " And yet more proof that I really like reading historical fiction. I loved this book. It was a very easy and interesting read. Short chapters. The end was good and then the author added one more paragraph of only 2 sentences and made it amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Clark-Hanson | 1/24/2012

    " One of the best books I've ever read.... a must read for all Floridians!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori | 1/22/2012

    " Read this in High School. Loved it for its historial richness. Great story! Long book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renee | 1/20/2012

    " It was a good representation of Florida's history, which is why it earned two stars. Based solely on the writing and the story, it doesn't deserve a single star. I don't know how this book got published and I wonder even more where the editors were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather McInnis | 12/15/2011

    " Great book about old Florida. "

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