Book Reviews of Dakota Born (Dakota, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)

Dakota Born (Dakota, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Dakota Born - Dakota, Bk 1 - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: Debbie Macomber, Karen Carbone (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9781552042120
ISBN-10: 155204212X
Publication Date: 5/2000
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: DH Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
Good read. This series is not just about the primary characters in each book but incorporates all the residence of the town of Buffalo Valley. This is the first of the Dakota Trilogy. The remaining books are 'Dakota Home' & 'Always Dakota'. If you are a fan of Ms. Macomber's Cedar Cove series you will especially enjoy this trilogy.
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Helpful Score: 3
1st book in series. My favorite one of the series.
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Helpful Score: 3
Just got done reading the first in the series of 4. Very well wrote. I love Debbie Macombers books. Very clean read. Can't wait to start on the nest one Dakota Home, then Always Dakota and the last one Buffalo Valley. I have all of them to read but Buffalo Valley which is on my wish list.

These are a most read for anyone that likes Debbie Macomber
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful read! First book in the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
The first book in this series. I really enjoyed it. I'm a huge Debbie Macomber fan and working on reading all of her books. I'm now reading the second one in this series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great first book. I can't wait to get started on book 2 tomorrow.
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Helpful Score: 2
What a nice story. Someone young with ideas comes to an old fashion farming town. She bring with her a little secret of her own. This town and it's people will grow on you and you will forward to reading the next chapter.
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Helpful Score: 2
VERY VERY GOOD BOOK. COULD NOT STOP READING UNTIL I FINISHED IT, THEN STARTED BOOK 2
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Helpful Score: 2
Enjoyable read. Nice beach reading.
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm a fan of Debbie Macomber and I really enjoyed this book. Woderful characters and setting. Good story! Can't wait to read Dakota Home!
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Helpful Score: 2
Trapped in a romance that is going nowhere,Lyndsay and her friend take a 2 week vacation. They visit Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, where Lyndsay's grandparents lived. She takes a teaching position for a year. Both she and the town are changed in that year. Can't wait to start the next book of the series!
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Helpful Score: 2
A typical Debbie Macomber book; first in a trilogy. An easy read, nothing fabulous, okay story
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Helpful Score: 2
As with all other Debiie Macomber books, this is a great read!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a very easy book to get into. It left you wanting to continue with the trilogy.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fan of this author - have read almost all of her books - follows same people through many years.
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Helpful Score: 1
A sweet story that reminds one how frustratingly stubborn people in love can be.
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Helpful Score: 1
Hard to put down. Quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good story, great main character.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good story. You get involved with the characters and this makes you not want to put the book down.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love to read trilogys,her story was like one big family, all caring for one another, great.
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Helpful Score: 1
First Book in series - excellent
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent excellent read
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a good series, it captured my attention from the beginning and held it till I finished the book.I loved this town and the people.I alaready started book 2!
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Helpful Score: 1
very interesting book, I can hardly wait to read the second one in series.
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Helpful Score: 1
The "Dakota Born" book (and whole series) are one of my favorites of Debbie Macomber's. (And that says a lot, because I'm a big fan of most of her writing.)
In "Dakota Born," a single schoolteacher ("city girl" and from the deep South, no less) moves into a failing western town and one-room school, and was not especially welcomed by the discouraged town folk or the single rancher whom she was drawn to.
But because of her dedication to her tiny school, and her way of inspiring both her high school students and the local townspeople with her vivaciousness and her creative ideas, the town begins to perk up again, the community takes pride in their town once more, and the economy picks up.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of town secrets, faltering relationships and teenage angst to keep us involved in the story. I became so invested in Macomber's characters that it was a "hard-to-put-down-er!" and I was thrilled that it was part of a 4-part series, so the storyline continues!
FIVE STARS from me!
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book! Beautiful small town story!
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Helpful Score: 1
An enjoyable easy read!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. So much so that I quickly got the other two books in the trilogy and read them too. I hated the fact that there are no more books in this series and can't enjoy the characters in this town.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lyndsay Snyder is a newcome to Buffalo Valley, North Dakota. She's an outsider, even though she spent childhood vacations here. Now she returns to see the family house again, to explore family secrets and reevaluate her life. To her own astonishment, she decides to stay, to accept the position of teacher. Her decision marks a new beginning for Buffalo Valley and for Lyndsay, who discovers in this broken little town the love and purpost she's been seeking....

Part 1 of a trilogy....Dakota Home continues the story...
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good. Debbie Macomber is my favorite author. Always good reads.
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Wonderful book- superb Debbie Macomber!
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The story line is predictable but very enjoyable. I liked the slow pace of life in the stories.
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Really kept my interest. Some mystery, romance and a town working together to help each other. First in a series and anxious to read the rest.
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Another great book by Debbie Maacomber.
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This was a good read.
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Good book! Cute story!
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I loved the Dakota Series. All three books were very hard not to put down.
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This book was heart warming, makes you wish you were born in such a town where everyone knows everyone.
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I give it five stars. I can't wait to start the next one I love Debbie Macomber's series.
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This was a nice cabin read, or bubble bath read. It's not going to help you solve any of your problems, but it will give you a little glimpse into a world other than your own. It was a window into a small town, the people that lived there, and their lives. I am a pretty picky reader, and while it wasn't "great", it was good enough that I requested the second book in the series.
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This book was recommended to me by my pen-pal. I found it sad ans it reflects a picture of many small towns USA...dying towns with boarded up stores and broken down houses. A newcomer to Buffalo Valley, ND is shocked to see how run down the town is but decides to stay and accepts the position of a teacher. This is a heart-warming story of hope, love and a new beginning...
I also recommend it a a good read.
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loved it!!
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I love Debbie Macomber and this series is great...look for the hard to find 4th book, Buffalo Valley.
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First of the Buffalo Valley, North Dakota series.
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Really liked these characters. Cant wait till the next in the trilogy.
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This was another good book by Debbie.
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Very good book, one I couldn't put down
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Buffalo Valley, North Dakota. Like so many small town, is dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks cracked, houses wanting a coat of paint. But despite it all, there's a spirit of hope here, of defiance. The few people still left in Buffalo Valley are fighting for their town.
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I loved the entire Trilogy!
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First in the Dakota trilogy.
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A sweet love story set in a small town/farming community.
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Enjoyable, easy read...about a dying small town in ND, brought back to life by a new teacher from out of state but whose roots are in ND.
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In Dakota Born, veteran author Debbie Macomber introduces readers to the town of Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, a struggling farming community. Buffalo Valley is dying. But its citizens won't give up on the town where generations have lived, loved, raised families, worked hard, and died. When Savannah-born Lindsay Snyder decides to accept the teaching position in Buffalo Valley, she brings a breath of fresh air with her. Lindsay is trying to escape a stalled romance and learn more about her family, especially her grandmother Gina, who lived her entire life in the tiny town. Buffalo Valley has its share of characters, including Hassie Knight, the matriarch of this small community; Buffalo Bob Carr, the ex-biker who won the local watering hole in a poker game; and Gage Sinclair, the handsome farmer whose roots are deeply planted in the fertile soil of this North Dakota village. But Gage refuses to believe that Lindsay will find any reason to stay so far from the bright lights of the big city she recently called home. And Lindsay despairs that Gage will never comprehend that she has the best reason to remain--love, for him. With its many story lines, Dakota Born is more novel than romance, but Macomber's loyal enthusiasts and those new to Macomber's magic touch will be rooting for the little town that won't say die.
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In Dakota Born, veteran author Debbie Macomber introduces readers to the town of Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, a struggling farming community. Buffalo Valley is dying. But its citizens won't give up on the town where generations have lived, loved, raised families, worked hard, and died. When Savannah-born Lindsay Snyder decides to accept the teaching position in Buffalo Valley, she brings a breath of fresh air with her. Lindsay is trying to escape a stalled romance and learn more about her family, especially her grandmother Gina, who lived her entire life in the tiny town. Buffalo Valley has its share of characters, including Hassie Knight, the matriarch of this small community; Buffalo Bob Carr, the ex-biker who won the local watering hole in a poker game; and Gage Sinclair, the handsome farmer whose roots are deeply planted in the fertile soil of this North Dakota village. But Gage refuses to believe that Lindsay will find any reason to stay so far from the bright lights of the big city she recently called home. And Lindsay despairs that Gage will never comprehend that she has the best reason to remain--love, for him. With its many story lines, Dakota Born is more novel than romance, but Macomber's loyal enthusiasts and those new to Macomber's magic touch will be rooting for the little town that won't say die.
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First in the Trilogy
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First in series of books Good read!
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If you like Debbie Macomber you will love this book about a woman
who is a newcomer to town who returns to the old family house. Now she must "reevaluate her life."
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1st in a trilogy. Good book.
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First of the Buffalo Valley trilogy and I loved it!
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Never met a Macomber I didn't love
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From the back cover: Buffalo VAlley, ND. Like so many small towns, it's dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks cracked, houses wanting a coat of paint. But despite it all, there's a spirit of hope here, of defiance. The few people still left in Buffalo Valley are fighting for their town. Lindsay Snyder is a newcomer. She's an outsider, even though she spent childhood vacations here. Now she returns to see the family house again, to explore family secrets and to reevaluate her life. To her own amazement she decides to stay. Her decision marks a new beginning for Buffalo Valley-and for Lindsay Snyder, who discovers in this broken lttle town the love and purpose she's been seeking.
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Very enjoyable audio performance of this first book of the Dakota (Buffalo Valley) series.

Read by Karen Carbone, who does a good job of performing this as if it were a full cast production.

Highly recommended!
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I like Debbie's book but I think I enjoyed this book more then any others. I like how it had the main characters but also had interactions with other people in the town. Almost finished with book # 2 as well and I can't wait to dive into # 3
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Throughly enjoyed
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Buffalo Valley is dying. But its citizens won't give up on the town where generations have lived, loved, raised families, worked hard, and died. When Savannah-born Lindsay Snyder decides to accept the teaching position in Buffalo Valley, she brings a breath of fresh air with her. Lindsay is trying to escape a stalled romance and learn more about her family, especially her grandmother Gina, who lived her entire life in the tiny town. Buffalo Valley has its share of characters, including Hassie Knight, the matriarch of this small community; Buffalo Bob Carr, the ex-biker who won the local watering hole in a poker game; and Gage Sinclair, the handsome farmer whose roots are deeply planted in the fertile soil of this North Dakota village. But Gage refuses to believe that Lindsay will find any reason to stay so far from the bright lights of the big city she recently called home. And Lindsay despairs that Gage will never comprehend that she has the best reason to remain--love, for him.
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I just completed reading the Dakota trilogy. Debbie MComber is one of my favorite authors. I love the community feeling she gives the reader. This series did not disappoint me me. It was a fun to read trilogy with likable characters.
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great book
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Back cover:
Buffalo Valley, North Dakota. Like so many small towns, it's dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks cracked, houses wanting a coat of paint. but despite it all, there's a spirit of hope here, of defiance. The few people still left in Buffalo Valley are fighting for their town.

Lindsay Snyder is a newcomer. She's an outsider, even though she spent childhood vacations here. Now she returns to see the family house again, to explore family secrets and to reevaluate her life.

To her own amazement she decides to stay. Her decision marks a new beginning for Buffalo Valley-and for Lindsay Snyder, who discovers in this broken little town the love and purpose she's been seeking.
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good book
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Buffalo Valley, North Dakota.
Like so many small Midwest towns, it's dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks cracked, houses need a coat of paint. But despite all that, there's a spirit of hope here, of defiance. The people still living in Buffalo Valley are fighting for their town.
Lyndsay Snyder is a newcomer. She's an outsider, even though she spent childhood vacations here. Now she returns to see the family house again, to explore family secrets and to reevaluate her life.
To her astonishment, she decides to stay, to accept the vacant position of teacher. Her decision marks a new beginning for Buffalo Valley and for Lindsay, who discovers in the broken little town the love and purpose she's been seeking.