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O Pioneers!

Narrated by: Betsy Bronson
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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Alexandra Bergsons, the daughter of Swedish immigrants, inherits her family's ailing farm in Hanover, Nebraska, upon the death of her father. Over the years, she turns the farm into a successful enterprise. However, success has not brought peace, as passion and love intervene.

Public Domain (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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

I enjoyed the story, and persevered until half way, but the narration is dull as dishwater. In fact, dishwasher is less dull because it usually has bits and pieces floating around in it. This narrator has a voice like a computer. No variation or inflection, odd intonation and every character sounds the same.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Didn't get that far, unfortunately, which is a shame because I wanted to enjoy it. I will try to read the print version instead.

What didn’t you like about Betsy Bronson’s performance?

As I said, she has a stilted, robotic delivery.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from O Pioneers!?

None. I would hire a different narrator.

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  • Darren Sapp
  • 03-10-19

If you like Little House

Fans of Little House on the Prairie or The Waltons will enjoy this look back on pioneer days in turn-of-the-century Nebraska. The characterization is interesting and the scenery well-described.

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  • RueRue
  • 27-09-16

Not sure why this is a classic

Nicely written but not much of a plot, very discriptive. The time and location are the focus. Good narration.

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