Burnt Mountain - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Anne Rivers Siddons, Kate Reading (Narrator) Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp -- Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina Mountains. It was there that she came alive and where she met Nick Abrams, her first love... and first heartbreak. — Years later, Thayer marries Aengus, an Irish professor, and they move into her deceased grandmothe... more »r's house in Atlanta, only miles from Camp Edgewood on Burnt Mountain where her father died years ago in a car accident. There, Aengus and Thayer lead quiet and happy lives until Aengus is invited up to the camp to tell old Irish tales to the campers. As Aengus spends less time at home and becomes more distant, Thayer must confront dark secrets -- about her mother, her first love, and, most devastating of all, her husband.
Read by Kate Reading. 8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.)« less
I thought I remembered liking this author many years ago but I found that I could not wait to get this book over with. Granted I did not stop in the middle, I tend to finish almost anything but it was only to give it a chance to change my mind. It did not. There were little pieces of good mixed with a large over view that was unbearable. the idea that this man would become "too Irish" and he did, that one minute she loved him and then he was devilish. The idea that we would identify with with this woman who was so blind to so much in her life left me wondering what the point of view really was. I think I found disturbing the things that were not supposed to be disturbing.