Yes, in fact I have read and listened to this story a number of times and will do so again.
gee & unlay
Delightful! Pleasant! Interesting!
Keith Stewart. A solid good soul with no pretense and it proves you do not need things and a lot of money to be content!
No, but would love too!!!! This guy was amazing!!!! I have never heard such acting with ones voice. He brought every character to life and made them so distinct!! He was like the Meryl Strip of reading!!!! Excellent job Mr. Muller!!!!!!!! Superb!!!
Yes but I could not!
I would love to see this book as a movie or even on TV!
I liked this book. I didn't love it, but it was a good read/listen...entertaining, perhaps a bit predictable, but the characters were likable and I enjoyed it.
Yes, it is a great tale about a simple man with simple tastes and a sterling character.
This story shows that there is more than money to life - like satisfaction and honor. When you live a quality life, doing what satisfies your soul, all the money you need will flow to you.
I found it difficult in the beginning, but became so enraptured with the story that those things that bothered me to begin with became insignifigant
I read this book 40 or 50 years ago, and enjoyed it then. Finding it again was like finding a lost treasure. I shall be looking for more books written by Mr. Shute.
I rarely listen to any book twice, but I can see myself listening to this one again in the future.
Hard to answer this question specifically without creating a spoiler. I will just say that it is when it becomes clear that having character, integrity and doing the right thing matters.
Good job portraying the characters.
The Story of How One Good Man's Life Can Influence So Many
A good read if you are looking for something that is not too heavy or long, but will leaving you feeling good.
I was immediately invested in all the characters. The narrator did a bang-up job with the voices and the story was delightful and courageous.
Keith, absolutely. Such an unwavering moral compass in a man who has almost no opinion of himself.
No, but I will!
That's not my favorite thing to do. I like to stop in the middle of a really good part and go do something. That allows me to look at what's happening from a lot of different angles. I often remember hearing things that went right into my subconscious as unimportant but upon further examination - they come more to the surface to play an important part in what's happening.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
I quickly became enamored with this novel and its protagonist, Keith Stewart. I really enjoyed the honorable sensibilities of a man who pursues his life’s work simply because he loves doing it; no matter that it does not afford him enough money to live on. Nevil Shute builds the people in this book expertly; all seem like they could be real people; their dialog is never out of character. And what is more: he manages to tell a fine story, with a strong and satisfying plot line—more believable than Walter Mitty, and more joyful than Francis Macomber, this is a wonderful story that will inhabit your soul and inspire you to follow your dream.
Frank Muller is a fine narrator, giving each character a unique, and appropriate, voice. His voice seems perfectly well-suited to the modest ideals that this book is all about. He is one of the reasons that this is a great audiobook.
This book is a gem. Do not expect high, fast adventure. This is the story of a simple, humble but brilliant man who touches everyone he meets on a long trip. This is kind of along the line of Mitch Albom's "Five People" book. I will probably listen to this again in a few years when I am looking for a story of an honest human with a big heart.
I thought I knew Nevil Shute as a dry, humorless author. Not true in this case. The concept of this book is wonderfully imaginative, sensitively written with a good deal of tongue-in-cheek. I'm off to see what other Shute novels are available. I thank Audible for making this too tempting to resist.
This book may not be a technical masterpiece or part of a series juggernaut we're so accustom to seeing today, but it has heart and warmth. Mr. Shute is a story teller and a fine one at that. He doesn't dwell on unnecessary details or meaningless banter. Everything he writes if for character development or to help move the story forward.
A wonderful narrator who pulls you into the story as if you're living it yourself.
Without a doubt Keith, he was a wonderful character you continue to admire and respect. His story is one that many of us dream about, a meek, kind man who wants nothing more than to be left to his work and family. Yet when he's thrust into the adventure of a life time, he does his best and meets many new faces and friends who help him along his journey.
I've hit a dry spell with Audible lately, not really finding anything I've truly enjoyed listening to. This is a great, lighthearted book to listen to at your leisure. It is really a gem and I can't wait to listen to another book by Mr. Shute.