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True Colors

True Colors

Scritto da Kristin Hannah

Narrato da Sandra Burr


True Colors

Scritto da Kristin Hannah

Narrato da Sandra Burr

valutazioni:
4.5/5 (192 valutazioni)
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13 ore
Pubblicato:
Feb 3, 2009
ISBN:
9781423325147
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

The Grey sisters had only each other when their mother died years ago. Their father provided for them physically on Water's Edge, the ranch that had been in their family for three generations, each of them however, longed for their father's love.

Winona, the oldest, knew early on that she could never get it. An overweight dreamer and reader, she didn't exhibit the kinds of talents and strengths her father valued.

Vivi Anne, the youngest, had those things. And it was Vivi Anne who only ever saw a glimmer of their father's approval.

When Vivi Anne makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, rather than take the route of a dutiful daughter, events are set in motion that will test the love and loyalties of the Grey sisters.

With breathtaking pace and penetrating insight, Kristin Hannah's True Colors is a novel about sisters, vengeance, rivalry, betrayal-and ultimately, what it truly means to be a family.

Pubblicato:
Feb 3, 2009
ISBN:
9781423325147
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Kristin Hannah is a New York Times bestselling author. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Her first novel published in the UK, Night Road, was one of eight books selected for the UK's 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read. Her New York Times bestselling novel The Nightingale, has been published in over thirty-nine languages.

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  • (5/5)
    This book made you excited, tore at your heartstrings, and made you experience every emotion in between. I loved it and couldn’t get enough!
  • (5/5)
    I have always like a story about love and forgiveness. Very special.
  • (4/5)
    Little dared, but a good story worth the read. Topical
  • (1/5)

    Love the author re firefly lane amd fly away. But the latest ones I’ve read are always romances that have been secretly inserted there - pls say upfront that this is a romance novel. Most of all though, the reader should not try to do ‘voices’. She made most of the women sound too young and she made the 14 year old boy sound like whoever voiced Rudolph on the stop animation children’s Xmas show. Suuuuper annoying when it’s NOT Rudolph! I love Kristin Hannah but I wish she wouldn’t try to cram so many stories within a story within a story.
  • (5/5)
    Wonderful, I love just about all of Kristin Hannah’s books. My favorites were The Nightingale and The Great Alone. This was good, right up there.
  • (5/5)
    Because I have macular degeneration and can no longer read, I am learning to listen to books. After teaching school all those years, I know how to appreciate excellent writing. This book is so very well written. In addition, the lady who read it did a very good job.
  • (5/5)
    Strong characters. Kept me engaged and I treated until the end!
  • (5/5)
    Heartwarming! All the ups and downs of family, friends and life
  • (2/5)
    2.5 starsThis story was interesting enough to keep me reading, though I had a pretty good feeling about how things would turn out in the end.There were times when I really wanted to groan outloud while reading portions of this book. The characters were one-dimensional and boring. So many stereotypical characters: there was the smart sister, the beautiful sister, the peacemaker. Each one fit so perfectly into their role, and it just felt really obvious and unoriginal.I think I would put this book in the same category as a Lifetime movie. It is enjoyable enough, but not really all that good. Everything is all tied up nicely and neatly in the end...which is exactly what you expect from the very beginning. I feel this way about many of Kristin Hannah's books. They are good enough that I want to read them, and I usually read them quickly. But by the end, I really don't like them all that much
  • (3/5)

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    This is the story of three sisters - #1- Winona is the responsible one who has tried to take care of the entire family since their mother died, #2 Aurora is the go-between the one who always tries to settle things, and #3 - Vivi Ann is the spoiled one, she's beautiful (like a Barbie doll) and charming and Daddy's favorite.Luke came back to Oyster Shores and renewed his friendship with Winona who unbeknownst to him and loved him since high school. Luke starts to date Vivi Ann and Winona won't tell Vivi her feelings so she becomes bitter and resentful of the relationship. When Vivi Ann two-times Luke with the ranch hand (Dallas), Winona's jealous reactions force her to blurt the news to Luke and set into motion physical and emotional fights that reverberate through the relationships of family and friends. As the story evolves and the relationships between the sisters deteriorate, Vivi and her new husband (she married the ranch hand) have to deal without her family support when he is accused and convicted of murder.The second part of the story surrounds Noah, the son of Vivi and Dallas and the difficulties of growing up with a convicted murderer for a father. Noah's issues and beliefs bring about the changes and help reconstruct the family relationships of the three sisters and bring about the satisfying ending.I felt the story was a bit predictable and that the characters were very ordinary. The storyline didn't seem to be very surprising and the ending seemed very expected.

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  • (4/5)
    rue Colors was a book about two things- Sisters and Love. I'll start with the things I loved about this book. Firstly- The older and smarter sister Winona SOOOO reminded me of myself. She is intelligent, quirky and a little bit bitchy, but such a good person. However she is a bit overweight, struggles with relationships and usually does the wrong things because she had the right intentions. At certain times in the novel, I felt like the author knew me, and was writing about my life. The bond the character has with her sister is very similar to the ones I have with my two sisters. I also liked that there was just more than that "sister story" or the basic "love story." The author utilized the two components and seamlessly weaved them into each other so that the reader understands its a more complex story. It's also refreshing to see the "troubled" teen as someone I could know. I could understand completely the reasons why the character acts out in frustration or upset. Anyone, including mothers, will be able to relate to the reasons why mother and son act the way they do. What I didn't like about the book- It was a tad bit too long. There were many scenes that were useless to the progression of the novel and could have easily been cut out. The whole story line about the relationship between father and daughters would have been SO great had she actually explored it a little more. Every once in a while we'd get a reminder that it was bubbling under the surface, but she never expanded the topic and never concluded with an answer either. Overall the novel was good and despite it's length-a fast read. I give True Colors a solid B and recommend it for anyone who wants a quick beach read!
  • (3/5)
    This is a story about 3 sisters, their relationship to their father and each other. The younger sister seems to have all the luck, guys want her, her dad approves of her, but her older sister is jealous of her and creates a rift between them. When the fortunes of the younger sister turn, her older sister jumps in to help and the relationship between them is healed. And, well along the way they discover their dad isn't such a great guy. Good reading.
  • (4/5)
    The Grey family had lived on the ranch known as Water’s Edge for generations. Since the death of their mother, the three Grey sisters (Winona, Aurora & Vivi Ann) had divided up who would help their father run the ranch. Vivi Ann was the natural choice. Although the youngest, she was the one who loved the animals, the land and the work. As the middle child, Aurora took the roll of mediator easily. After doing her best to help raise her sister, the oldest sibling, Winona had difficulty accepting their fathers criticisms of herself while it seemed to her that Vivi Ann could do no wrong, until her new husband (Dallas Raintree) was arrested and convicted of murder. Following the lives of all three sisters for a large part of their lives spaned more than a decade. The story threw me a little at first. Started by feeling sorry for Win and not liking Vivi, then somewhere along the line realized that I didn’t like Win that much anymore and I did like Vivi. Confusing enough there, but letting Win have the opportunity to redeem herself made all the difference (sorry if that gives anything away). Overall a touching family story that has a long life filled with the ups and downs of life. Very much enjoyed the teenager perspective of Noah’s journal. Seemed in the end a perfect way to summarized the lives of the family.
  • (1/5)
    Had a good ending, but very foofoo and hard to get into. Sisterhood drama.
  • (4/5)
    2 sisters fall for same guy- Indian comes to town and changes things
  • (5/5)
    True Colors is another great book by Kristin Hannah. The lives of three sisters changes after their mother dies. You see how the life of the girls has changed and what they do to succeed. This book really gets you reading and wanting to know more. True Colors teaches you to never give up on life and gives you the passion to fight for what you believe.
  • (5/5)
    Half breed works on ranch. Falls in love w/owners's daughter. Falsly accused of murder. DNA proves him innocent.
  • (4/5)
    After their mother's death, the three Grey sisters, nicknamed Bean, Sprout, and Pea, do the best they can to take care of their father, their ranch, and each other, but encounter many stumbling blocks along the way. The eldest, Winona, is smart, but hindered by weight problems. Aurora, the middle daughter, is the peacemaker. And Vivi Ann, the youngest, is beautiful, a champion rider, and everyone loves her. A wonderful story about sisters, family relationships, determining what's most important in your life. Highly recommend. You might also like: Montanta Sky by Nora Roberts The Four Seasons by Mary Alice Monroe The Smart One by Ellen Meister
  • (4/5)
    I was so close to closing the book and forgetting about it. I am not one to give up on a book but this book was on the larger side and I was almost half way through it and I wasn't at all interested. It was slow, missing pieces. and really didn't draw me in. Then all of a sudden, it had me. Hooked me right in. The story was moving along. I finally started to understand the charactures. I just couldn't put it down. Every chance I could I picked it up even if was to read a paragraph. I was excited and wanted to know "what's next"? I am an only child and this gave me a feeling of what having a sibling may have been like. It made me feel like this could really happen. It felt real. II wish I could have given it more than 4 stars. Will I read this author again? You bet I will.
  • (3/5)
    I found this book really uneven. There were parts that I enjoyed quite a bit, and parts that really pushed my buttons. If your buttons are in different places than mine, you may like it quite a bit better.The good: I found the characters of Vivi Ann, Winona and particularly Noah quite interesting. I particularly liked Noah's journal entries, which did a fantastic job of making the character real to me.I think the general writing quality was good, in that I wasn't really aware of it. I like writing that doesn't get in the way of the story. The book really hooked into my emotions. I really pain, joy, and annoyance on the characters' behalf.My biggest problems with the book:First, I really don't like the view that the only worthwhile love is one so full of passion that you forget everything else. This attitude fit in very well with Vivi Ann's character, but when the message spread, and seemed to be a central theme, it really bugged me.Second, I was annoyed by the relationship between the sisters. Again, this may be personal viewpoint speaking, but it seemed to me that everything was always about Vivi Ann. If the others disappointed her, they owed her an apology, but when she let others down, it was just a personal growth thing, not worth a reaction from her. The dad was an annoying and unpleasant character, but he was meant to be that way.Third, I didn't like the way the character of Aurora was handled. To have two of three sisters really drawn out and one remain so flat didn't work well for me. I would have liked the book to be about one or all three.In many ways, my problem with the book was that I didn't know what kind of book it was supposed to be. The blurb avoids talking about the big plot twists, so I've tried to do the same, but I have to wonder if I would have liked it more if I knew what to expect.
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed this book. It's emotional and tense in parts but a very satisfying ending! I never had a sister so I like reading about sister relationships. The main love story in this book seemed very real life and I loved it.
  • (5/5)
    I have loved all of Kristin Hannah's books. This one is about the bond between three sisters after their mothers death. The characters are great and the book is a great read.
  • (4/5)
    Three sisters - the pretty one, the smart one and the peacemaker. Are family ties strong enough to hold them together when life gets complicated? The beginning of the novel is disappointing. It was so predictable I almost put it down. But the story picks up steam in the last two thirds with unexpected twists.... I especially liked the descriptions of troubled teen Noah. Here the author really shined. Not her best but an enjoyable read.
  • (4/5)
    This enjoyable novel started out strong, but became too unbelieveable and melodramatic toward the end for my taste. Hannah does a good job of fully developing her characters and explaining their motivations, but I just couldn't understand why they all continued to interact with one another as the story developed- no family ties are that strong! I felt Aurora was definitely the middle child- she appeared to function more as a foil to her sisters than as a character in her own right. Winona had really no redeeming qualities that I could find, and her actions up until the very end of the novel were all reprehensible; I simply could not find it in me to empatize with her. The book is definitely a good read, but is not Hannah's best effort as it veered toward soap-opera territory at times.
  • (5/5)
    What an incredible story! I think that this book is every bit as good as Firefly Lane!The three sisters go through so much in this story! Each of them have their own struggles, but the fact that they remain true to each other is amazing. Yes, there are fall-outs that last for a while, but in the end, they all come back to each other. They look upon themselves for what a mother and father would give them.My heart went out to Vivi Ann. When she fell in love with Dallas, she fell hard! But her strength and determination to stand by her man during the hard times was so uplifting. She didn't back down from what she believed in, no matter the cost. Winona, on the other hand, was striving so hard for something that she'd never receive that she damaged many people along the way. She stayed true to herself, but her selfishness caused not only much of her pain, but pain to others too. Aurora was the peacemaker. It didn't become evident that she hid her own problems and feelings until late in the story since she was always so busy worrying about Vivi and Win.I laughed and cried through this book and have added Kristin Hannah to my favorite author list. Her ability to make me "feel" the story is amazing!
  • (4/5)
    I was looking forward to reading this, especially after recently reading Firefly Lane and loving it. I am one of 3 sisters and so was interested in the sister part of the story. I completely identified with Aurora in the story as the peacemaker and the one who is 'always there' to help and 'bridge the gap'. The theme of forgiveness was strong throughout the whole novel and the author showed how difficult that can be, but how necessary it is to keep families together. I thought it was realistic that the sisters would go weeks or even months apart and then an event brings them back together. I liked Aurora's quote, 'We're sisters. I just wanted to remind you. No matter what happens, what choices we make, we stick together.'Other themes presented in the story are alcoholism, depression, rivalry, anger, love, passion, and murder. I enjoyed the suspense of the book and the storyline kept me reading until the very last page. I also liked the storyline involving Vivi Ann's son and I thought it was an accurate account of how teens react to pressures of high school and that 'left out' feeling.The author's descriptions of the characters made it easy for me to picture each one in my mind and feel like I knew them. Her descriptions of the Washington coast were also beautiful and makes me want to visit the area myself. I would recommend it for book clubs as it would encourage great discussions about family relationships and forgiveness.
  • (4/5)
    Overall, I thought this was a good read. It started out a bit slow, but when Dallas Raintree came to town, the story picked up quite a bit and I could not put it down. My only complaint is that I wanted Aurora’s character to be developed more. I thought the author did a good job with Winona and Viva Ann, but I didn’t feel as connected with Aurora as I did the other two.The book begins in 1979 shortly after their mother's passing. It spans almost three decades and we see how her death still impacted them as adult women. Family loyalty and jealousy are two important themes in this book. Jealousy will cause Winona to do the unthinkable, while Vivi Ann is torn between following her heart and obeying her father’s demands.Without giving too much away, the reader quickly comes to understand that within the Grey family, buried secrets will always find a way to resurface. Silence is not always the answer, as the past has a way of repeating itself. Living one’s life to always fit in, doesn’t mean one is doing the right thing. Be true to yourself and know that sometimes in life you may just have to stand alone.
  • (3/5)
    This is the first Kristin Hannah book I've read, and while I thought it was a decent read, it wasn't great by any means. Yes, it's full of emotion and drama, and plot twists and turns that keep you turning the pages to the end. But...I never really felt connected to the characters, and honestly didn't care much about what happened to them. The primary focus of the story is on the relationship of the three sisters, Winona, Vivi Ann, and Aurora, whose mother died when they were teens, and whose father is emotionally unavailable.Winona was just a whiner - poor me, I'm fat; poor me, no one loves me. Yawn. The constant pity-party got old. Aurora got short shrift - her character wasn't as fully developed as it could have been, and she was really just a supporting player. And Vivi Ann was just annoying - I really wanted to slap some sense into her.Repetitive in places (how many descriptions of the mountains or the water do we need?), and spanning a long period of time, I kept reading only to find out what happened, and not out of a desire to become a part of these characters' lives.Worth checking out of the library (like I did), but I wouldn't buy this one at the bookstore.
  • (4/5)
    "True Colors" is Kristen Hannah's 27th novel, but it sure doesn't feel that way--it's still so fresh! The novel tells the story of the Grey sisters, successful but unlucky in love Winonna, perfect Aurora, and beautiful Vivi Ann. When Vivi Ann falls hard for a ranch hand, Dallas, on her family's ranch her life is forever changed. A few years into their marriage, Dallas is accused of murder. After a trial where he is defended by an incompetent lawyer, Dallas is convicted and sentenced to life in prison, leaving Vivi Ann on the outside with their young son, Noah. Will Vivi Ann be able to free Dallas, who she believes is innocent, without tearing her family apart? Like Hannah's other novels, "True Colors" is rich with emotion and drama. The three sisters are torn apart and come back together multiple times over the course of this nearly 400 page novel. You find yourself identifying with different sisters at different points in the novel, and each has her strengths and her flaws. The real star of the novel is the relationship between these ordinary women whose lives and torn apart by an extraordinary event and the resulting tragedy. This novel has a happier ending than some of Hannah's other stories, but it is no less emotional. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories about strong women and the bonds between them. This is a great, fast read.
  • (3/5)
    Hannah's novel spans three decades and is the story of three sisters from the time their mother dies in the 1970s to the current day. The bonds of sisterhood and family are very strong and should withstand any difficulty, but Winona, Vivi Anne and Aurora are torn apart when Winona and Vivi Anne vie for the same man. The three women struggle over the years with their own issues, including men, children, careers and most of all with their cold and distant father. The story is full of emotion with moments of humor. Once started, it's hard to put down. Because it spans such a long period of time, it's hard to get to know the characters in depth and some of the multiple plot lines aren't developed fully and I think that would have strengthened the novel.