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True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged)
True Colors - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Kristin Hannah, Sandra Burr (Narrator)
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 rea...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781455802654
ISBN-10: 1455802654
Publication Date: 1/29/2011
Edition: Abridged
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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bellasgranny avatar reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 468 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
Magic! I am a long time fan of Kristan Hannah's novels but was disappointed with "Firefly Lane", her last effort. I was, however, not prepared for the effect this book would have on me. The story of three sisters who band together after their mother's death is nothing new nor original. But in Ms. Hannah's very capable hands, it becomes a powerful story of love, friendship, betrayal, bigotry, healing and so much more. Vivi Ann and Dallas' love story just reached in and twisted my heart. This book delivered everything that I hope for when I read - wonderful characters, a beautiful setting and a story that completely grabs my attention and emotions and never lets go. I very highly recommend.
curvymommy avatar reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 59 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 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.
reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
After the Prologue, the story begins in 1992 when 3 sisters were in their early/mid 20's and progresses through their lives up to 2007 when they are in their early 40's.

During the early chapters I didn't think that this was my kind of book, as I found the story a bit shallow. The women were young (and carrying on like young adults do), and the writing was light and easy. I did enjoy references to 90's movies titles, banana hair clips, Gorgio perfume.

Yet, as I kept reading what I thought was mindless chick lit, more and more depth was added to the characters, their lives, and the issues with which they were dealing. So much so that I found that I did like the book quite a bit.
cindyw5 avatar reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on
Helpful Score: 3
I won an unedited copy of this book. It is scheduled to come out February 2009. Kristin Hannahs new book True Colors takes us on a journey of sisterhood and love- perhaps the title should have been The Things we do or dont do or do later for love. I thought it would be hard for KH to outdo herself after writing Firefly Lane, but this book delivers such a exquisite story of family, love, choices, jealousy, hope, passion, prejudice, faith and no faith, I was breathless at times reading about this to the bone love.

The family ranch, Waters Edge, is in the beautiful and cold state of Washington. In her description of where the story takes place, I felt like I was sitting on the fence at Waters Edge. It is incredible how original and fresh Kristin Hannah writes about the kind of love that makes a person whole- and some never experience this kind. You think you know exactly where the story is going and then, BOOM, turn and then another turn, and then another. The secondary characters come off the page, giving them so much life, you start to care for all of the people entwined in the story.

I dont want to give too much of the story away, but this book was like a Christmas Present to me. As every piece of paper was torn away from the package, there was a gift of a story that I will not soon forget. I was sad when I turned the last page, and the story ended.

You CANT miss reading this story. The intensity and dynamics that Kristin Hannah brings to the table with her books is ever present, and the romance in the story, is of the same caliber.
reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 89 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book was amazing! I haven't read one I liked as much in several months! I read FIREFLY LANE and I liked it a lot, but this one beat it for me.

This is a great story of family, love, forgiveness and joy. It was a story of three sisters and their love and conflicts over many years. It was the story of true love for one sister, lost love for another and the longing for love by another.

I absolutely could not put this one down!
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debs avatar reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 638 more book reviews
Engrossing story with excellent character development. You feel like you really good to know the main characters. The ending didn't exactly feel rushed, but I would have loved one more chapter with the ongoing saga. I didn't want to leave this family at all. Thumbs up!
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A GREAT book. You won't be able to put it down
reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 40 more book reviews
Once I got into the book I couldn't put it down. So heartfelt, a tear jerker.
An absolutely engrossing novel.
eadieburke avatar reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 1604 more book reviews
The Grey sisters' mother died years ago and their father doesn't give them much attention. Winona needs her father's approval. Aurora is the peacemaker. ViviAnn is the star of the family but when she follows her heart, events will test the love and loyalties of the Grey sisters. A shocking crime will shatter their town and secrets will be revealed. This is a novel about sisters, vengeance, jealousy, betrayal and what truly means to be a family. It is well paced with interesting characters. If you love stories about sisters and family, then you will enjoy this one.
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I loved this book. I love the story of the sisters and the different personalities. To see each one of them grow and come together, it was wonderfully written.
crisislady avatar reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 15 more book reviews
I have become a real Kristin Hannah fan after reading this as a follow-up to "Firefly Lane." The relationships among the sisters were fascinating.
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I enjoyed this 12 cd book. A small town where everyone knows everyone and a family's history in the community is important. Then comes what the town sees as trouble. Sisters who are very close and an authoritarian father have to try to learn what family really means. Kristin Hannah draws good stories with her writing. I enjoyed this one.
jodyreadz avatar reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 4 more book reviews
This story of the fictional Gray sisters of the state of Washington is well written and very well read by the narrator. I do a lot of driving and I was disappointed on several occasions when I reached my destination because that meant I had to stop listening for a while! I highly recommend this audiobook.
my2luvsemmyandmally avatar reviewed True Colors (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 758 more book reviews
WONDERFUL BOOK !!!! Kristin Hannah never fails to impress me with her writing skills! Loved it!
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I loved this book so much. I cant stop thinking about it. There was so much passion and emotion dripping off of each page, i couldnt put it down. A "must read as soon as possible."