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Editorial Reviews

"Stunning.... An unmatched overview of Polish history.... The families themselves come very much alive, and through them, Poland itself." ( USA Today)
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Publisher's Summary

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at times fiercely united, at others tragically divided. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to the Nazis, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age. Like the heroic land that is its subject, Poland teems with vivid events, unforgettable characters, and the unfolding drama of an entire nation.
©1983 James A. Michener (P)2015 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Engrossing.... A page-turner in the grand Michener tradition." ( The Washington Post)
"A Michener epic is far more than a bedtime reader, it's an experience. Poland is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country's tribulations." ( Chicago Tribune)
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2 out of 5 stars
By J. Ortega on 01-27-17

Horrible narration

I really enjoy Michener, but this narration is horrible. He is practically monotone and almost sounds like a computer voice. I couldn't finish it.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Bink on 04-01-16

Paradox

I was very glad I listened to the book, but I found it incredibly tedious. I learned more than I expected, but longer for an emotional connection.

Ultimately I couldn't put it down but listened to it on double time. And now I want to go to Poland by way of Vienna.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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