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The O'Briens
     

The O'Briens

3.7 10
by Peter Behrens
 

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The O’Briens is an unforgettable saga of love, loss, and change spanning half a century in the lives of a restless patriarch and his splendid, tragic, ambitious clan.     

In Joe O’Brien—backwoods boy, railroad magnate, brooding soul—Peter Behrens gives us a fiercely compelling man who exchanges isolation

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The O'Briens 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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reader75LL More than 1 year ago
Good family saga. Overall an interesting story.
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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.
proofreadersp More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed