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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 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

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

A very deserving winner!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-05

I loved this book. So proud of CBC for selecting this for the Canada Reads award

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Column of Fire

  • Written by: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not as gripping as other Follett books but brillia

  • By Faegi on 2017-10-20

not as gripping as other Follett books but brillia

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-10-20

It was not as gripping as other Follett books but performed brilliantly by John Lee.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful