The Dutch House / Ann Patchett.
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- ISBN: 9780062963727
- ISBN: 0062963724
- Physical Description: 8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [New York] : Harper Collins Publishers, 
- Copyright: ℗2019
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Performed by Tom Hanks.
At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril's son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
*Starred Review* Hanks couldn't be a more affable, âlet's-enjoy-this-together' narrator for Patchett's (Commonwealth) marvelous latest. From the title all the way through to the ending credits, Hanks never ever falters, always performing his charming, ever-so-likable self: "Chapter threeee" lilts up to mimic âwheeeeee!; you won't stop grinning after hearing "Chaaaaaaaaaaapter seventeen." The 10 hours of storytelling pass too quickly as Hanks embodies three generations of the Conroy family over a half-century of rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-eventual-comfort. While amassing his real estate fortune, patriarch Cyril surprises his family by buying the titular Dutch House in a Philadelphia suburbâcomplete with all furnishings, including someone else's ancestor portraits. His wife feels so out of place, she disappears, leaving behind her two young children, Maeve and Danny. Cyril eventually remarries, and the second Mrs. Conroy quickly claims the majestic home as hers alone, eagerly ejecting her stepchildren when Cyril suddenly dies. For the decades that follow, their former home and their former lives will forever haunt the discarded siblings. Hanks never wavers from his genial self, yet manages to distinguish each character as he unravels Patchett's multi-layered narrative with uncanny empathy and affecting delight. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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