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The O'Briens

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    I enjoy stories steep in family values and where family matters

    I enjoy stories steep in family values and where family matters above everything else as the family struggles to survive in the turmoil of the world it finds itself it. The O'Briens is the first Peter Behrens book I read and it fulfills the love and bond found in strong families caught in a whirlpool of life. With rich characters centered on Joe, this book brings with it a depth and insight I found educative. It reminded me of Hans in Disciples of Fortune and the stories in the Ballantyne novels.

    The story is also written with a savviness that I find fascinating. The plot is well developed and the writing is uniformly consistent. In short, I enjoyed the page-turner.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Disappointing

    While I finished the book, as I got towards the end I was still waiting for something to happen. Nothing really did. It is a story about a family, or part of a family if you don't count the two sisters who were put in a convent, like it or not. At first, one expects great things to happen, or at least, interesting things. Aside from a few false starts which appear to go somewhere, they don't.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2012

    Interesting read

    Good family saga. Overall an interesting story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    not worth the trouble

    There is absolutely no character development in this story...and I use the word story lightly....The story skips eras, there is no one to like in this book.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    A little slow

    I was disappointed

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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