Sold on a Monday

Written by:
Kristina McMorris
Narrated by:
Brian Hutchison

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
163
Narrator
47
Release Date
August 2018
Duration
9 hours 49 minutes
Summary
A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes the story behind the picture is worth a thousand more. 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE. In 1931, near Philadelphia, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs the gut-wrenching sign posted beside a pair of siblings on a farmhouse porch. With the help of newspaper secretary Lily Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, the feature story generates national attention and Ellis's career skyrockets. But the piece also leads to consequences more devastating than he and Lily ever imagined -- and it will risk everything they value to unravel the mystery and set things right. Inspired by a newspaper photo that stunned readers throughout the country, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of ambition, redemption, love and family.
Reviews

Interesting period read, lots of sad depression era facts. The story was interesting but not a page turner, for the most part. Good reader/narrator.

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Eileen

The honesty of the reporter brought me back to a time when journalism was about the truth of what was being reported an not about sensationalism.

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Christine L.

This is a good story. Really loved the characters.

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Anonymous

Good but a sad story.

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Anonymous

Good - sad but true!

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Desiree R.

Took me a little while to get really into it, but then it grabbed me and I couldn't put it down again

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Melissa O.

Good story, minimal swearing and no sex. Great clean book!

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D C.

A fabulous listen...Kristen McMorris has a way of captivating you in her writings. Great narration as well.

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Meg Lowry

4 star read

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Gail S.

Story was slow and hard to follow at times

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Lesley T.

I enjoyed it very much and especially liked the ending.

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Holly W.

Silly unrealisic story. I understand the need for the dialoguge to be in keeping with the era but really? The characters were ridiculously prim and proper even when intimate. The narration was very bland.

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PamC

Great listen

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Anonymous

Good listen. Narrator did a good job. The story was good but a bit draggy. Wouldn't listen again.

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Anonymous

Mildly interesting plot. Good writing, good narrator.

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Superwoman D.

book was slow then it picked up. Pretty good

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Jeff Stewart

Somewhat forced plot based on an iconic late 40s Chicago photo where a fictitious reporter has it backfire and it creates a chaotic chase to undue his mess. Love tossed in through some dragging chapters and - you can read or endure listening to find out what happens.

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Glenice N.

I enjoyed this book. It held my attention. The author touched on a subject that is not spoken of much. Children were sold or adopted out due to finances during the depression. It was hard times for many. Well done

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Anonymous

Love this book! Kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time!

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Kristyn L.

Loved the narrator and era of the book... Story seemed to get a little far fetched at times but overall a good read

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Elaine S.

I enjoyed the book. It’s very descriptive and the characters are likable. The ending gets very far fetched and out of sorts. Timing, weather conditions, events etc. I think the author got lost towards the conclusion.

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