A great read. A tragic accident results in a childless couple raising a little girl that changes every part of their lives. I know nothing about engineering, but found this man who loves to make things move charming. Trustee from the Toolroom is extremely well written. Narration is excellent, of course. It's Frank Muller.
This book is an excellent gentle book very well read by Frank Muller. I am actually buying my next book by searching for what Muller has narrated - the first time I have ever searched by narrator.
The ending although predictable is so well written that it is a joy to read.
I loved it.
I have three Audible Plans,I have listened to over 800 books,this is the best.
Fire Training & Fire Prevention Officer, Safety Training and Safety Consulting. Do a lot of listening while traveling.
How far would you go to fulfill an obligation? Travel to the farthest reaches of the earth? Give up your comfort, risk your life? That is what Keith Stewart does when his sister and her husband leave their daughter in the care of Keith and his wife for a trip half way around the world that ends in tragedy. In my opinion, this is the best of Nevil Shute's books. It was also one of his last.
Nevil Shute writes excellent novels.
The story is beyond compare.
Frank Muller is just not my favorite reader.
This book would make a great movie, unless Hollywood screws it up like they did On the Beach. Also made a move out of the Far Country which was horrible, but Jimmy Stewart in No HIghway in the Sky was very good!
would love to get more Nevil Shute - particularly Pied Piper and I will be ordering the others you have listed.
Yes, in fact I have read and listened to this story a number of times and will do so again.
Blind listener reading everything, especially sf&f & mystery/thrillers, restricted to audio so picky where credits are spent #BooksRule
This was a very entertaining and relaxing read... Keith is a mild mannered paragon, and the engineering components of the story were fun... Down to its crux it's a story of taken on responsibility and how friendships can germinate in unexpected ways... Its about doing the right thing, making friends, and being who you are w/o reservation... The characters are easy and likable, and the narration is top notch...
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.