Loveable, noble, sad.
Brings the characters alive without any corny accents
Yes, made me sad due to the death of Bryce Courtenay a week after the release of the book
May Bryce Courtnenay rest in peace with his son (April Fools Day) knowing that all Australians will remember him for his great works and his contribution to society
Jack of Diamonds has a plot that borrows heavily from other Courtenay books, especially elements of The Power of One and The Persimmon Tree. However, it was still an exceptional listen! Courtenay was an amazing storyteller.
To the best storyteller ever, I wish I had 500 more of your books to listen to or read. Thank you for enriching my life, expanding my vocabulary, teaching me, moving me, and providing absolute entertainment with every moment of your writing. You will be be sincerely missed.
I don't often run across a book that is about a Canadian. I think most writers think Canada is boring. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about places Jack went to in this book. Moose Jaw is a very interesting city. Home to Al Capone when he was hiding out. Jack's story is intriguing and kept me listening into the wee hours of the morning. Give this book a listen you won't be disappointed.
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
I loved this epic. Bryce Cortenay is an excellent story teller and Humphrey Bower did an amazing job narrating. The voices and different dialects helped bring these interesting characters to life.
I simply adore Bryce Courtenay's books. His writings tell stories you love. Leaving you want more. After enjoying many of Bryce's other titles Jack of Diamonds was even better than I anticipated. Thank you. P.S. Humphrey is an incredible reader😳
As always, Courtenay has written a story so detailed, you can smell, see and hear the story unfold as if you were standing beside Jack. In fact, it's hard to believe Courtenay's books are not all autobiographies. It broke my heart at the end, when he said his "use by" date was fast approaching, and gave a brief plot line of the book he had planned as a sequel. Humphrey Bower did his usual excellent job, and surprised with his mastery of different accents, so there was always no doubt who was speaking.