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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (388 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Belva Plain Narrator: Ken Howard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553752014
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In this remarkable new novel, Belva Plain creates a brilliant portrayal of a man's descent from idealistic beginnings into a world of dishonesty and greed--and of the two women who love him. Robb MacDaniel, a schoolteacher with noble intentions, comes into a little money, enabling him to go to law school. Upon graduation, he goes to work for a fine, honorable firm, and marries the daughter of the senior partner, leaving behind the hometown girl he had planned to wed. From then on his career brings enormous successes but then takes a shocking turn that changes his life, the life of his family, and reverberates into the next generation.

With the magic of a born storyteller, New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain unfolds the devastating tale of a man whose dreams come true. Fortune's Hand is a novel of temptation, betrayal, and greed--and of the redeeming power of love.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 12/11/2013

    " Not one of my favorites from Belva Plain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 11/16/2013

    " An easy read that kept my interest. The human condition of wanting more the more we have and not being content with things as they are entangles the main character, Robb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 11/12/2013

    " This was a pretty run of the mill book. No outstanding characters. No heart racing, ignore your family, forget to cook dinner, because you need to finish that great book thing. Just an average story. A way to pass some time until moving on to something else. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kiessa | 10/15/2013

    " Entertaining and easy to read. The author is not an out-of-this-world writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 9/17/2013

    " I like Belva Plain, but this is not one of her better stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 7/10/2013

    " Good book. I found it in our library and just found it enjoyable. I have always liked her writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 7/6/2013

    " Good quick read. A story that moves along well and keeps your interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Dommert | 6/7/2013

    " Young man has second chance, goes to law school. Jilts long time girlfriend. Then the book wonders and ends up without a punch. Not as good as some of her other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 2/24/2013

    " i think i have read the book before. enjoying it for the second time. easy reading, nothing too demanding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathrine | 12/4/2012

    " typical Belva PLain book but a good light read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacy | 11/25/2012

    " I think I missed the point of this story, if their was one. I kept waiting for it to come out and it never did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 10/11/2012

    " Well written love story(s), success, disappointments, failures, renewal "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Twigge | 6/13/2012

    " Loved it and hated it in parts...Found the ending rushed through...almost felt that there could have been a sequel to the book instead of trying to put so much in three chapters, but otherwise a good read....In fact could not put it down today until it was finished "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Quennie Ann | 5/27/2012

    " i hate the ending of this book..worst ever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MaryEllen Cassells | 11/27/2011

    " Belva Plain weaves a page turner with strong characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Thompson | 11/22/2011

    " Interesting story about love, loss and greed. I found this novel very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 10/9/2011

    " Robb becomes a gifted lawyer with money he gets when his parents die. He breaks up with his high school sweetheart for a prominent woman. He loses everything when he begins to chase money and material things. Easy no brain read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 6/9/2011

    " I read this before long ago. Some parts I remembered, others I had completely forgotten. I like her stories. The characters are so real and they are not "happily ever after" stories. They are more like real life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia Markhart | 5/30/2011

    " I have read several Belva Plain books. This was one of the better ones. I liked it that the main character was a man. He was not a nice man either. This was very good and I will look for more of her books at the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathrine | 4/25/2011

    " typical Belva PLain book but a good light read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MaryEllen | 8/24/2010

    " Belva Plain weaves a page turner with strong characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 6/16/2010

    " i think i have read the book before. enjoying it for the second time. easy reading, nothing too demanding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 4/9/2010

    " I read this before long ago. Some parts I remembered, others I had completely forgotten. I like her stories. The characters are so real and they are not "happily ever after" stories. They are more like real life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 1/10/2010

    " I have read several Belva Plain books. This was one of the better ones. I liked it that the main character was a man. He was not a nice man either. This was very good and I will look for more of her books at the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 7/20/2009

    " I like Belva Plain, but this is not one of her better stories. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacy | 2/15/2009

    " I think I missed the point of this story, if their was one. I kept waiting for it to come out and it never did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 9/29/2007

    " This was a pretty run of the mill book. No outstanding characters. No heart racing, ignore your family, forget to cook dinner, because you need to finish that great book thing. Just an average story. A way to pass some time until moving on to something else. "

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About the Author
Author Belva Plain

Belva Plain (1915–2010) was the author of more than a dozen bestselling novels with both period and contemporary settings and themes.

About the Narrator

Ken Howard, the Tony and two-time Emmy Award–winning actor, was a working member of the Screen Actors Guild for over forty years before being elected the national president in 2009. He has narrated more than thirty bestselling audiobooks.