The Silent Battle


Read by Tony Oliva

(4.7 stars; 10 reviews)

This offering from George Gibbs, follows the developing romance between lawyer Tom Gallatin, trying to beat his alcoholism, and debutante Jane Loring. It begins with Tom getting lost while on a hunting trip in the Canadian wilderness, where he has gone in hopes of rehabilitating himself. Attempting to find his way back, he encounters Jane Loring, also lost. Each is attracted to the other, but after a few nips from Jane's flask, Tom steps over the line with her. The seriousness of his actions, as well as his feelings toward Jane, leads him to overcome his addiction. Meeting again months later, in New York City and civilization, forgiveness and a new start lead to a renewal of the romance, although not free from difficulties. (Summary by Donald Cummings) (12 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Lost 22:26 Read by Tony Oliva
Babes in the Woods 24:48 Read by Tony Oliva
Voices 22:39 Read by Tony Oliva
Eden 26:15 Read by Tony Oliva
Woman and Man 30:03 Read by Tony Oliva
The Shadow 26:54 Read by Tony Oliva
Allegro 23:45 Read by Tony Oliva
Chicot, the Jester 22:37 Read by Tony Oliva
The Lorings 32:15 Read by Tony Oliva
Mr. Van Duyn Rides Forth 27:32 Read by Tony Oliva
The Cedarcroft Set 32:25 Read by Tony Oliva
Nellie Pennington Cuts In 32:35 Read by Tony Oliva
Mrs. Pennington's Brougham 30:32 Read by Tony Oliva
The Junior Member 22:09 Read by Tony Oliva
Discovered 26:23 Read by Tony Oliva
Behind the Enemy's Back 21:37 Read by Tony Oliva
The Pot and Kettle 25:18 Read by Tony Oliva
The Enemy and a Friend 27:49 Read by Tony Oliva
Love on Crutches 24:34 Read by Tony Oliva
The Intruder 24:56 Read by Tony Oliva
Temptation 30:55 Read by Tony Oliva
Smoke and Fire 27:21 Read by Tony Oliva
The Mouse and the Lion 27:28 Read by Tony Oliva
Diamond Cut Diamond 23:01 Read by Tony Oliva
Deep Water 29:58 Read by Tony Oliva
Big Business 27:53 Read by Tony Oliva
Mr. Loring Reflects 32:36 Read by Tony Oliva
The Lodestar 24:48 Read by Tony Oliva
Arcadia Again 23:12 Read by Tony Oliva

Reviews

Fantastic Story!

(5 stars)

A unique storyline adds to the quality writing of this book. A man escaping his demons goes on a guided wilderness tour in the Canadian wilds where he gets lost and stumbles upon an equally lost young woman. The three days they spend together have profound consequences that may affect the rest of their lives. Tony Oliva delivers a passionate and flawless narration and I am entertained and very grateful. Excellent!

A VERY DIFFERENT SORT OF LOVE STORY

(5 stars)

Gibbs always has unusual storylines, but this one stands alone. A lot is said about Phil fighting his demons, and we all rejoice in his victory. He apparently will have to fight other demons for the rest of his life: Jane suffers from yoyo emotions. I would be concerned about her kneejerk emotional swings, but that is his problem. Well read and very enjoyable.