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Paula Dvernichuk

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  • Forgiveness

  • A Gift from My Grandparents
  • Written by: Mark Sakamoto
  • Narrated by: Geoff Sugiyama
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean chose to escape his troubled life on the Magdalen Islands in eastern Canada and volunteer to serve his country overseas. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, Mitsue Sakamoto saw her family and her stable community torn apart after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Canada picked wrong

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-31

Fantastic story of love

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-23

This story captures the struggle of a family coming together and forgiving all its shortcoming to become something so much more. It has been an honour to hear. Thank you

  • The Immortalists

  • Written by: Chloe Benjamin
  • Narrated by: Maggie Hoffman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children - four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness - sneak out to hear their fortunes, A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration

  • By Susan on 2019-06-14

What a fantastic book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-15

Couldn’t stop listening.
Great narration. The story stirred something in me and I didn’t want it to end.