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.
This like the others I've read so far has a great, strong characters with morals but real struggles and who regardless make mistakes and aren't perfect you love them and I'm always for the underdog myself.
Courtenay is my favorite author, and in general I don't have a favorite in any category.
I have yet to listen to one of Courtenay's books that I didn't love. Bower's performance was outstanding as usual and he can sing! I liked the way he dealt with PTSD. I tell my patients that it is the gift that keeps on giving and this story is exemplary in bringing home that point. Few people really understand how war changes soldiers;
NO! Too long and eventually bored me to tears.
I've read most of Bryce Courtenay's books and enjoyed most, but not all of them.
I think Humphrey Bower is one of the BEST narrators to be found at Audible.
Up to a point. Too often Courtenay rambles on way too long. This book would have been complete and wonderful at about 2/3rds.
Mom, married, website designer, portfolio manager in self-imposed exile (yeah Greg Smith!!), former California native, Episcopalian.
if you're looking for your first Bryce Courtenay, save this for later. While this is not Mr. Courteney ' s best, it's still good. But it would be better if you started with The Power of One or the Matthew Flinder ' Cat.