This account mainly belongs to Shoshana Cooper, but as Audible has forced us to combine our account with our Amazon account, it has placed my loving husband's name on my reviews.
In reality, I would probably deduct one half a star for a little bit of poor editing in the book and for the didactic reflections at the end of many chapters. But, I really did enjoy the book. The story was amazing, although it is not clear where is the line between fiction and the life story of the author. I enjoyed learning about a time and place I knew nothing about and the narration was outstanding. This book has sold over 3 million copies world wide, but has not received much attention in the US. There is even a movie version out there. I also liked the way the book was really several different stories and settings as the protagonist's life changed as he matured.
Captivating! I was unable to stop listening and felt truly connected to the main characters. I highly recommend this audiobook.
I thoroughly enjoyed this epic story. I did not want to say goodbye to these characters. Thank goodness there is a sequel (Tandia). I am downloading it right now!
I loved this book. I am going to read more of Bryce Courtenay books. He is truly an amazing writer.
I was sad when this was over. I really enjoyed the characters and the narator. I have enjoyed all of this authors books that I have listened too.
Im sad that I read this book for my first experience with audible; because it was so good, im worried i will find a hard time finding something to top it. The writer, remarkable, the narrator, amazing! I didnt want the book to end but i knew it had too.. although I found it a bit cliche, i was completely satisfied and utterly thrilled with this wonderful book. I can hardly wait to read his next one.
...I thought I'd try something different for a change. I saw the movie more than a decade ago and it has stuck with me and the book is amazing. The audiobook version is superbly done, the narrator brings each character to life with perfection. This is one of the best recordings I've listened to in a long time. Highly recommended.
This is one of the best books I've listened to. He related the feeling of the times so well. I felt like I really got to know the characters. The reader was excellent.