road show junkie
Absolutely amazing story and narration that makes you regret when you cant continue listening. Hard not to respect, admire and fall in love with a person who does everything for the security and safety of everyone else. She's the friend you wish you had, the neighbor you dream of and the person you wish you had the courage to be. Narration is divine... sitting, listening to an old friend musing about the life he had something to do with but could only live vicariously through the young woman he wished had been his were the situation different.
What a great book. A beautiful, unique story. Well written and a fantastic narrator who brings the whole thing to life. Do yourself a favor and try this one. You won't regret it.
I've read this many times and listened to it before but this time I really concentrated and it suited my mood/time and I was riveted. Maybe it was a bit of nostalgia for Australia now that I am not there or maybe it was an appreciation for a real feminist, a strong woman who didn't need her safe spaces, her employment quota or whatever, Jean is a woman who plays the cards she is dealt and makes the most of what life throws at her. This is an inspirational story for young women although they would think it naff and it is a glorious love story into the bargain. I cried, even though I knew what was coming. The narrator brought the powerful words to life Oh my Word!
IL truly enjoyed this entire book . The characters are warm and memorable. The narrators voice perfectly reflects the era of story. I knew nothing about this book a bought it because it was on sale. it will go down as one of my best purchases
It was a nice and unexpected story - cool adventure/star crossed love story with new world twist - a little tour around British Malaya and Australia around the war time and afterward, with a bit of a 50s British voice that highlights the cool human side of what capitalism can be. And makes you feel the Australian outback. Sweet and optimistic but not boring. Enjoyable easy listen.