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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Hello Hello

    When is John Jakes going to come out with a new book?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2007

    John Jakes writes another good book

    A novel written by John Jakes always holds my attention. THE GODS OF NEWPORT is no different. Mr. Jakes is an excellent writer and in this novel he writes of the turn of the century from the 1800¿s to the 1900¿s. Newport was the ¿mecca center¿ for the rich and ultra rich. If you ¿made it¿ in Newport society, you were accepted in the social circles of New York City as well. Known names such as Vanderbilt give you the idea of just how wealthy these ¿Newporters¿ were expected to be. Sam Drive wants to be a part of this society. He wants this for his daughter, Jenny, as well as for himself. He was not of OLD MONEY but came up from the ranks of the poor. He has his sights set on a wealthy and titled husband for Jenny but she has other ideas even if she is slow to realize them. Sam builds a house in Newport and the architect tries to woo Jenny with less than satisfying results. Meanwhile, Prince Malloy sees Jenny at the local tennis club and picks her out as yet another conquest to ¿love¿em and leave¿em¿ to get even for the way the rich treated his deceased mother. Cupid has other ideas and when Prince and Jenny finally manage to get together, they find true love. Alas, Sam steps in and creates trouble for Prince to push him away from Jenny. He takes her to Europe and a ¿count¿ takes up with Jenny with Sam¿s approval. Sam even manages to get them married. Is this the end of true love? Oh, I can¿t tell you that but besides this main theme, there are other smaller scenarios going on so pay attention to who¿s who when listening to this audio book. I will say that the ending is left hanging, in my opinion. Mr. Jakes doesn¿t usually do this but in this one I felt he left some unanswered questions. Edward Herrmann read this novel and did a splendid job. He used different voices for the different characters which made listening to his reading very easy. No wonder he has so many theater credits to his name. If you have read other John Jakes novels, you won¿t be disappointed in this one. He adds yet another great book to his list of credits.

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