get. the. mongrels.
Great continuation of the story. But seemed to drag at times.
Hawk for sure!
The second book in the Trilogy and it certainly didn't let me down. Equally as good as the first. The reader makes the characters seem very real.
I just finished listening to the 2nd book in the trilogy, “Tommo and Hawk” by Bryce Courtenay. I read the first book, “The Potato Factory”, which was o.k., but not my favorite of Courtenay’s books. The second book was not as good as the first one so I was looking forward to it ending! In other words, it was often very boring.
Of course, being the second book in the trilogy, it left you hanging at the end so that you are forced to buy the 3rd book to conclude the story.
I will be listening to the third and final book, “Solomon’s Song” which I am not really looking forward to. Unfortunately, I must have purchased the series all together because I just found book three in my library!! I hope it will surprise me and that I will enjoy it, but I am not really looking forward to the adventure : (.
I loved this book and the narration was incredible! I felt like I was deep in the underbelly of the poor and crime world of London England and early Australia. I was horrified at the graphic depravity of some of the scenes; but believed the author's statement that history can be more unbelievable than fiction. I was inspired from the strength of hope, and determination to live in the depths of the characters' misery. I found myself loving and rooting for these people that were considered the lowest of society. I was also humbled to remember not to judge those criminal and unfortunate in my world without "walking a mile in their shoes".
i listen to books on trips in the car. I learned so much from this series but it was moving as well and kept me engaged. I did not want it to end.
One of my favorite audio books of all time.
The story was mesmerizing. Heartbreaking at times and uplifting at others. A woman who loves children but knows she can never have her own is given two amazing twins.
Incredible sadness of a family torn apart, and then eventually mended, but not fully healed.
He makes every character distinct (and there are many).
It would be Hawk, the incredible "Black Maori." A man of great heart, incredible integrity, and intelligence who is most defined by the unwavering love he has for his brother.
I found the information about the history of New Zealand and the Maori people fascinating.
I can't say enough good things about this series - I'm completely enthralled in the history, the story and the absolutely amazing writing - all from a person that didn't start until mid-fifties! I don't want to put the book(s) down and so far - as soon as I've finished one I'm ready to jump into the next, well... more than ready, which for me, after listening to such a long book using the same narrator I'm usually a little burnt out and ready to have a different voice in my head :) - Not this time, it's all so perfectly done and I'm loving it. Also, I find it interesting how the author has woven in some hints on characters from other's work from this time period in history - it's been fun and I'm ready for 3 to finish downloading to my Android. NOW!!! Hurry up please and thank you.
I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!
The constant contrast of good and evil, weak and strong, love and hate and how the good will prevail is so thought provoking!
The crazy things that they had to go through and where it brought them.
MaryBell. Sperm whale Sally.
Just listen to it. You will like it.
I enjoyed the book, great writer and story. But, I am a sucker for a happy ending... because, this is FICTION! Plenty of unhappy things in every day life. So, the last couple of chapters are my only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars.