• The Immigrants

  • By: Howard Fast
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Series: Lavette Family, Book 1
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 26-09-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (4 ratings)


This is a love story of great beauty and great tenderness, the kind of love story that entangles the listener in the lives of the characters, so that after the story is over, one continues to live with those characters. And fortunately, the listener will not have to say farewell to these characters. The Immigrants is complete in itself, an absorbing novel of high adventure, romance, joy and tragedy. But it is also the first in a series that will tell the story of three Californian families over the course of the 20th century.
©1982 Howard Fast (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Customer Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
By Patrick on 27-07-14

Tedious story badly read

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I cannot think of anyone who would enjoy this performance of the story

Has The Immigrants put you off other books in this genre?

The problem is not with the genre. It is with this particular example of it.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of full cast?

ANYONE who could put some life and animation into it

What character would you cut from The Immigrants?

The story is so badly told it is hard to differentiate between the characters

Any additional comments?

This definitely rates in the bottom 5% of any audiobook I've listened to.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Glynis on 27-11-14

Narration style kills the story.

Would you try another book from Howard Fast and/or full cast?

I would try another book from Howard Fast, but would not listen to another full cast book narration.

Would you be willing to try another book from Howard Fast? Why or why not?

I believe there was a good story under all the poor narration. I went back several times to "try again", but eventually gave up and didn't finish the book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration style made it incredibly hard to follow the story. Sometimes I couldn't understand what was being said, or the context was lost because of the back and forth of voices.

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3 out of 5 stars
By gmmacnair on 23-05-14

good story if you can get by with the narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

It is a very good family saga. It takes your through the San Francisco earthquake up past the stock market crash... good and interesting

What did you like best about this story?

good strong story that makes you want to listen

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of full cast?


Was The Immigrants worth the listening time?


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