Family Ties

  • by Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by Susan Ericksen
  • 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Danielle Steel delves deep under the surface of contemporary American life in this compelling ensemble novel in the vein of her number-one New York Times best seller Sisters. As a young woman, Annie Ferguson overnight became mother to her sister's three small children. They're grown now, each of them will choosing a different path. Through it all, one thing remains: Family Ties.
From Manhattan to Paris and all the way to Tehran, Family Ties is a novel that reminds us of how challenging and unpredictable life can be, and that the powerful bonds of family are the strongest of all.

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A Writing Technique: Copy and paste. Over and Over

Every time I buy a Danielle Steele book I wonder as I'm listening to it why I bother. They're so irritating. The prose is all passive. One segment I was counting the was/were sentences compared to active, action sentences. Overwhelmingly the passive won. When I heard an action verb, I gave a woot of joy. That being said at how boring the prose is, is the problem identified by most of the other reviews. If you miss something, say a phone call, you don't need to pause the audio, it will be repeated over and over again. I figure it was a lovely writing technique. Write a paragraph and then copy and paste it throughout the next ten minutes.

So you ask, if I dislike her writing so much, why do I continue to buy her books. Because sometimes the story is worth the writing. A Good Woman is an example. This one, however, isn't. I wanted all the characters to go off to the hereafter in a blaze of glory. Of course, that's not happily ever after. Even thought it would have made me happy. So buyer beware, the book is repetitive, boring and ridiculous characters.
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- Marie C

So-so

I used to love Danielle Steel. However this book was not great. Much of what the author said was repetitive. It was an interesting story but just wasn't well written.
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- Tamara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio