City of Dreams
- A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan
- Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
- Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-11-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Phoenix Books
In their struggle to survive in the New World, both make choices that will burden their descendants, dedicated physicians and surgeons, pirates and whoremasters, with a legacy of secrets and retribution. That heritage sets cousin against cousin, physician against surgeon, and ultimately, patriot against Tory.
"Gabrielle de Cuir['s]...breathless telling hits exactly the right note. Chock-full of convincing detail, this historical soap opera informs as it entertains." ( AudioFile)
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By Diane on 10-11-05
great book, but abridged ...
I loved the book. However, this abridged version is much too short. The books spans a couple hundred years, and there are dozens of characters. I could follow the story just fine, but I can imagine that someone who did not read the book would come away with his head spinning. It's really a shame, too. Almost all the characters in the book are fleshed out nicely. In this audio book, barely is a character introduced, and he's gone. Hopefully, an unabridged version will be recorded.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Vincent Sandman on 22-07-07
More than a City
This story made my trip to New York absolutely vivid. When I took the boat tour on the river one late afternoon, my mind's eye could see the colony, the people and the early Indians. I was truly able to understand how the characters felt when they saw the shore, the small fort, and the natives.
As I walked through NYC, I realized the history of this wonderful city and how meaningful it was.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful