While there were interesting parts to the story, it seemed to go on forever - appearing to build up to a climax, but then fizzing out to perhaps yet another build up. I found myself wishing the author would just get on with it. A disappointing end to the story too.
Kate Atkinson "Started Early, Took my Dog"
The narration was poor. One could almost imagine the author at his desk proof reading.
This could have been a good book - just too long and difficult to believe that the characters would allow the child to suffer through not having police involvement. I really felt for the child and his grandmother and their situation.
A fan of Tim Winton's earlier books, I think I will give him a miss for a while.
Have not read print version
Paddy Brown. From difficult beginnings, and although stumbling along the way it would seem that Paddy Brown's life was one of self discovery and awareness of his place in the world.
Steven McCarthy told a moving story well but without being over sentimental.
Right from the beginning, and punctuated through the story, the listener becomes aware of how valued is the man Paddy Brown through actual messages left by his friends, lovers, neighbours and colleagues on his phone answering machine as they become concerned for his safety.
I thought it was a story well told of a man whose life had such a positive impact on those who knew him.
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