Early Warning

Early Warning

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2015
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"Early Warning opens in 1953 with the Langdons at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch Walter, who with his wife had sustained their Iowa farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children looking to the future. Only one will remain to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, DC, California, and everywhere in between. As the country moves out of postwar optimism through the Cold War, the social and sexual revolutions of the 1960s and '70s, and then into the unprecedented wealth--for some--of the early '80s, the Langdon children will have children of their own: twin boys who are best friends and vicious rivals; a girl whose rebellious spirit takes her to the notorious Peoples Temple in San Francisco; and a golden boy who drops out of college to fight in Vietnam--leaving behind a secret legacy that will send shockwaves through the Langdon family into the next generation. Capturing an indelible period in America through the lens of richly drawn characters we come to know and love, Early Warning is an engrossing, beautifully told story of the challenges--and rich rewards--of family and home, even in the most turbulent of times" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781101889053
Characteristics: 15 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in
audio file,CD audio
Additional Contributors: King, Lorelei
Call Number: CD SMILEY, J


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Nov 20, 2017

The description says "a riveting, emotionally engaging journey" -- must have been reading a different book. Have to agree with IV27HUjg that it was boring as all get out. Listened for a little over an hour thinking something would happen but no; it just went on and on and...

May 16, 2017

It is refreshing to be able to follow a generational story for 100 years. It feels indulgent! The writing in this series is so good - while there are many, many characters, the intimacy of the shared moments are enough to connect to each family member. It is easier to connect to the older generation, since there was more time to integrate these characters than the younger ones. The audiobook is the way to go on this series because I think it might get a bit drawn out in print.

Feb 14, 2016

After listening - forwarding a lot - I think the title means...early warning this is a very gabby book, boring as all get out. At least the reader had a decent voice. Still, returned early without completion.


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