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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Delbanco Narrator: Paul Boehmer, J. Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9781415908082
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The critically acclaimed author of Old Scores returns with a sweeping family saga that delves into the nature of inheritance and the effect it has one one American family.

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  • “Such a determined meditation on love as this novel provides may give those usually fatigued by such matters second thoughts.”

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  • “[Delbanco’s] characters have the complexity and fragility of real life. A moving exploration of a believably passionate love, and of its subtle, powerful, persistent impact on the lives of two stubborn romantics.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennese | 11/13/2012

    " This was a quick and entertaining read about sibling relationships. I enjoyed it for the fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toby Bulloff | 5/11/2012

    " Interesting historical backdrop regarding the real life "Vagabonds" who traveled through the U.S. I had a personal interest since it was written by UM English prof, Nick Delbanco and was littered with Ann Arbor references "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 12/17/2010

    " The basic plot had potential. But the writing and the way the story was presented - yuck. It is broken into pieces in an unappealing way for seemingly no reason. The writing had very few appealing passages. Where was the editor? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marvin | 12/17/2010

    " An inheritance from Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and Henry Ford (based on an experience during one of their camping trips) is passed down through 3 generations to 3 largely estranged siblings. In this case, the inheritance brings the siblings together, as their mother had hoped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lana | 9/22/2010

    " Very good serious fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 4/30/2009

    " The basic plot had potential. But the writing and the way the story was presented - yuck. It is broken into pieces in an unappealing way for seemingly no reason. The writing had very few appealing passages. Where was the editor? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennese | 9/5/2008

    " This was a quick and entertaining read about sibling relationships. I enjoyed it for the fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toby | 7/11/2007

    " Interesting historical backdrop regarding the real life "Vagabonds" who traveled through the U.S. I had a personal interest since it was written by UM English prof, Nick Delbanco and was littered with Ann Arbor references "

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About the Author
Author Nicholas Delbanco

Nicholas Delbanco is the well-regarded author of numerous works of fiction, including The Vagabonds, What Remains, and The Count of Concord, as well as The Countess of Stanlein Restored, a nonfiction work. He is the chair of the University of Michigan’s MFA program.

About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. Paul is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware.

J. Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. His audiobook narrations have garnered nine AudioFile Earphones Awards and two prestigious Audie Awards for Best Narration.