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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
Porter Brothers' Tragedy: The Untold Story by Glenn Porter and Steven W. Porter is a story that brilliantly depicts what power and greed can do, a story of two brothers hunted down for just trying to create a life for themselves. In their twenties, Glenn Porter and Steven Porter are working for a business run by very rich owners. Things could have been normal for the two brothers if the beautiful daughters of their employers hadn't come onto the scene. The two brothers decide to pursue the girls, but when they choose to move away, they are met with terrible repercussions: blackmail, accusations, murder attempts on their lives, and all kinds of untold maneuvers from powerful people to wreck their path to success. It is gripping to watch them run for their lives, but can they get justice?
Porter Brothers' Tragedy: The Untold Story is beautifully written and readers will enjoy the prose as well as the nonstop action. The narrative voice is clear and powerful and it draws readers in from the first page. The way the story starts is also engaging; it begins with a very unusual encounter, a curious thing in fact, and that immediately makes the reader hopeful for something dramatic to take place. It does! Although this is not fiction, it reads like a well-crafted novel, only that the authors know how to put life into the narrative with brilliant descriptions and engaging dialogue that can’t go unnoticed by any appreciative reader. Glenn Porter and Steven W. Porter have written a story that plays out in the lives of many people, and it will offer insightful lessons to readers. Apart from being brutally honest, this book is very entertaining, and it shows just how far a human being can go when pushed by greed, jealousy, and the need for revenge.
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Reader's Favorite
Porter Brothers' Tragedy: The Untold Story by Glenn Porter and Steven W. Porter is a heart wrenching story of the tragedy of two brothers, a hard-to-put-down tale told with brutal honesty. At the beginning of the story, the Porters, Glenn and Steven, are in their twenties with the future open to them with all its possibilities. The two brothers are employed to work for a business and, coincidentally, they meet the two lovely daughters of their employers and the inevitable happens: they decide to pursue the girls. What could have turned out to be a beautiful tale of romance soon transforms into serious accusations and attempts on the lives of the brothers as they flee from those they once worked for. The stage is well set for a game of power, romance, and broken dreams.
This is a non-fiction work that will grab the attention of the reader from the very start. From the moment the narrator is handed a note from a Mrs. Annette Marchand, the reader knows he can’t put the book down, the urge to know more about Annette and her business becomes very strong and that is just the tip of the iceberg. The story gets more interesting as one reads further, discovering the complex characters and the powerful themes. I loved the way the authors portrayed the theme of man’s inhumanity to man and the illusion that money can do everything. Readers will love the Porter brothers and the bond between them, and they will ache to know what they went through. The language is very accessible and the first person narrative voice comes across powerfully. Porter Brothers' Tragedy: The Untold Story by Glenn Porter and Steven W. Porter is a book that will surprise most readers. A heartbreaking and well-written story.
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Porter Brothers Tragedy The Untold Story
Glenn and Steven, the Porter brothers, were young and naive, with dreams of marrying into good families. They worked hard at the wealthy Marchands’ home-run boarding homes, where the couple’s two youngest daughters caught their attention. But soon the Marchands begin to dictate their lives. Wary of the Marchands’ relentless interference, the brothers left their jobs, unaware their lives would be turned upside down. The girls branded them as “runners,” scared away by the commitment of marriage. And the Marchand launched a statewide manhunt, determined to keep the Porters from destroying their family’s image. The brothers soon realized that their pursuit of a content life had come at a deadly cost. Within the tapestry of this harrowing tale lies a dark portrayal of greed, lust, betrayal, and inhumanity. With sincerity and frankness, the authors weave a narrative that delves into the complexities of love and relationships, showcasing unbreakable sibling bonds and the destructive power of dysfunctional family ties. As readers follow the tumultuous journey of the Porter brothers, they will be gripped by their unwavering bond and left yearning to uncover the depths of their suffering. Written in a raw and sincere first-person voice, this non-fiction piece reads like a work of fiction. Intriguing through and through.