Always wonderul to have an Ausie narrator, book was not as entertaining as other novels from Bryce Courtenay.
Nothing stands out in this novel, which is definately not one of Bryce Courtenay's best. It was ok to listen to but certainly not rivetting - which is what you would normally expect from this author.
Very good as always
I downloaded this particular book after hearing the author Bryce Courtenay interviewed on the radio. It sounded great. I have enjoyed other books that he has written. It was a great story, with a very unexpected ending. The author has a talent for being able to describle something or someone in such a way that it comes alive to the reader. My only criticism is that these descriptions can become a bit long winded and tedious.
An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.
The Characters are terrific and the images are umber like sepia prints. Again, as I have noticed before BC really does tend to invest too much of his time in training us in the art of 'love'. Why he has the predeliction I have no idea so if those moments bore you, like they did me, skip on for the book does meander through the period with a richness that is so Australian. If he were a painter he would be a McCubbin.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I have really enjoyed most of the book. It was a great story, with a very unexpected ending. The ending left me flat and I thought soiled the story.
Irrepressible human spirit
Your trying to stitch me up so trying stitching your suite yourself.
His Aussie accent and his ability to change voices brings a richness to his reading that not many can do. An absolute fan of Humphrey Bower.
Brenda,s rendition of the family quilt story ,"Danny,s off to be a soldier"
This book makes me proud to be an Australian!
Bryce Courtenay can write a story sleeping, a lovely story of love, community.
This book evoke every human emotion.
Humphrey Bower is one of the best Narrators .
This book is a must,,
Becasue Bryce is never predictable, nor is this story
Danny's Mum, I am sure you could write a book on Brenda alone
Great, as usual
No, the book was not centred around any "one" moment, the book had a number of these present
I loved "The Persimmon Tree" and "Jessica," but "The Story of Danny Dunn fell flat for me, despite the great narration. Courtenay's characters are usually very rich and have a lot of depth, but in this book I felt he was just going through the motions. The characters are flat and often more of a caricature than a character. At multiple points through the story I was thinking "Just get ON with it already" and I found the ending predictable. I was especially disappointed in the character of Helen, who seemed even less realistic than the others. All in all, far from his best effort.
Thank goodness for the life works of Bryce Courtenay. I'm so sorry it's over. I miss him like a good friend. It's like I know him through his books. All the main characters reflect the good qualities I've tried to live by for almost 70 years. Loyalty, truth, non-judgemental attitudes of others, etc.
Humphrey Bower is the best narrator I've heard in almost 400 listens.
These are my favorite listens and I don't expect better.
I struggle to get through most of my 1000 Audible listens. I just hope that Bryce is remembered like other authors not 1/2 as entertaining.