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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Natalie Bakopoulos Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Award-winning author of short fiction Natalie Bakopoulos presents her debut novel, The Green Shore, which chronicles the lives of four family members trying to survive under Greece's military dictatorship in the late 1960s.

Deep in the night on April 21, 1967, a group of colonels engineer a coup d'état, overthrowing the Greek government. In the midst of this chaotic upheaval, student Sophie, her mother Eleni, her uncle Mihalis, and her younger sister Anna struggle with changes to their own family dynamic as well as the fraying fabric of their country.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Karrys | 2/12/2014

    " A wonderful story. I know all the characters so well. This story raises a lot of uncomfortable questions that still linger on today. Questions beyond Greece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/10/2014

    " I found this story enchanting. The characters are so different from myself - the things they do and the things they feel - yet, so real. I felt as if I could meet any of them walking down the street. Their longing for family, for love, for purpose resonates deeply. I only wish the author would have included even more of the history of the events surrounding Greece's coup d' etat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/16/2014

    " Hard to believe this is the author's debut novel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 1/15/2014

    " This was absolutely one of the best books I read in 2012. Bakopoulos writes with a clear, engaging, and charming voice. I am early awaiting her next novel! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elspeth | 1/13/2014

    " Just a little too slow for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Regina | 12/19/2013

    " Sometimes random library selections pay off. This book shares a family experience under the coup in Greece, and how it affects the members directly and indirectly. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Misha | 12/9/2013

    " The beginning drew me in and it is about a time and place I know nothing about--Greece in the 1960s and the political upheaval there. But it didn't move into its story fast enough for me, so I abandoned it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim Peterson | 12/4/2013

    " This book just did not grab my attention. It was too politically driven although it definitely wasn't a book about politicts. I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 8/25/2013

    " It was very moving story of a family living through the turmoils of the 1967 takeover of the Greek government. The author writes effectively of the characters'emotional struggles to deal with all the conflicts they endure. Also, the historical facts make for fascinating reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 5/30/2013

    " Enjoyed the interplay of family within backdrop of Greek revolution circa 1960s-70s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 3/19/2013

    " I love books that happen "somewhere else", and I have found that I really enjoy historical fiction. This book was interesting in that it used a historical event (one I knew little of, actually) and used it as a backdrop for a family's story. I really enjoyed this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 1/15/2013

    " This book was so dull. I could barely get through it. I really feel bad. How can a book about a coup and a student-led revolution, with lots of illicit sex, be so, well... not compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klanderson | 8/2/2012

    " It took a while to get into the story and the characters. Set in the late '60s, early '70's mainly in Greece during an unsettled time (junta). I'm glad I stuck with it, however; it was a good read and a nice break from fantasy & sci fi :) "

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