There is a good reason why this book has won accolades. Listen to it and find out for yourself. Listening to Michael Ondaatje reading this wonderful book is mesmerizing, and as deep as the ocean.
It is hard to know whether it's the author reading his own work, his language or the wonder of the story that makes this book so captivating. On every level it is a wonderful tale of adventure and growth.
I was totally immersed in the story which is a tale of a boy traveling to England on his own. He befriends two other boys on the ship and proceed to have adventures that are both exciting and believable. The adults who influence them on this journey are colorful and beautiful described.
I am really writing this review to myself, so that later, at a differnt time in my life, I may decide to try to listen again.