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Bellefleur

Gothic Saga Series, Book 1
Auteur(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Narrateur(s): Xe Sands
Série: Gothic Saga Series, Livre 1
Durée: 27 h et 28 min

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Description

A wealthy and notorious clan, the Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks, in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythic Lake Noir. They own vast lands and profitable businesses, they employ their neighbors, and they influence the government. A prolific and eccentric group, they include several millionaires, a mass murderer, a spiritual seeker who climbs into the mountains looking for God, a wealthy noctambulist who dies of a chicken scratch.

Bellefleur traces the lives of several generations of this unusual family. At its center is Gideon Bellefleur and his imperious, somewhat psychic, very beautiful wife, Leah, their three children (one with frightening psychic abilities), and the servants and relatives, living and dead, who inhabit the mansion and its environs. Their story offers a profound look at the world's changeableness, time and eternity, space and soul, pride and physicality versus love. Bellefleur is an allegory of caritas versus cupiditas, love and selflessness versus pride and selfishness. It is a novel of change, baffling complexity, mystery.

©1980 Joyce Carol Oates, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor
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  • Lisa
  • 2020-04-21

Bellefleur

First, I have a confession. The reason I bought this audible was because Xe Sands was doing the narration. She has the perfect voice for audio.

Another confession.

I was lost as to who all the characters were. The family lineage was long and hard to keep track of. Once I understood who everyone was, I could enjoy the ride. So much strife and heartache in one family. There was a lot of back and forth in history. Knowing how long (27 hours and 28 minutes) I still plan to re-listen to find out what I missed. This was my first Joyce Carol Oates book.
Was it worth a credit? Did I mention Xe Sands? Yes

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  • M
  • 2020-04-26

So Good!

I adore this book....such a detailed, strange family saga. The narrator is perfect. Highly recommend and will listen again.

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  • Brian Brown
  • 2020-07-06

Mixed feelings

Let me start by saying the narrator was exceptional and her voice was such a pleasure to listen to. The book at times dragged on and I felt like was maybe going into detail about characters that really didn't pertain to story. Although it was a great book, there was to much violence towards human life and especially toward animal life. There were parts that was to dark for me. I don't regret listening to it, but would prefer less violence.

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  • Sebastian Romero
  • 2020-05-14

Already reviewed it BUT

Already wrote a review in Goodreads, but i just wanted to come here and say I LOVED THIS NARRATOR ! Idk why, I’ve never come here and said something like this about a narrator before, I don’t even know them! I just wanted to say it because it fit PERFECTLY with the novel! The kinda soft, airy, silky voice, mysterious, whispering most of the novel! Wow. I think i came and said this because at first I wasn’t convinced, but then WOW! Loved her

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  • Keijon ford
  • 2020-05-01

Old School Gothic Literature (Not a beach read)

If you are a light reader looking for a fast paced thriller, dont look here. This is a slow burn of a disturbing family saga that is not for those with short attention spans or a propensity for less lengthy reads. It is a long tale of love, loss, darkness, destruction, decay, and madness. If you don't want a creepy slow burn, don't attempt this book and then complain about its pacing or story. Its literatally the likes of dracula or frankenstein in prose (especially later in the series). Look no further if you want a 28 hour and 750+ page print listen and read resepctively, because this is a tale for the time of less serious works that seem to resemble every other that came before it (cough cough, domestic thrillers where the ending is the same or someone assumes anothers identity, blah blah blah. THIS IS A FANTASTIC READ AND LISTEN FOR GOTHIC HORROR.FICTION LOVERS.