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  • Four Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1204)
    Performance
    (854)
    Story
    (847)

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    Robert says: "Hit in the solar plexus"
    "Really enjoyed it"
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    Where does Four Fires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Up there!


    What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

    He is the best narrator I've come across so far - really makes it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Danny Dunn

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (261)

    At just 16 years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His mother steers him towards a university education, but with just six months of his degree to go, he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust. Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, to find out who the hell he is....

    Eddie says: "Oh Danny Boy!"
    "Great story, bit of a disappointing end"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, did like the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story, but sad ending, which wasn't necessary!


    Have you listened to any of Humphrey Bower’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes! Quite a few! Humphrey Bower is by far the best narrator around!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, too long!!


    Any additional comments?

    Ending a bit disappointing - too sad with 2 people commiting suicide - was this necessary? Rest story great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everyone Said I Should Write a Book: The Travels and Adventures of a Sailor and Explorer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jonathan White
    • Narrated By Jonathan White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Pirates, parrots, hurricanes, and Himalayas. Stalked by jaguars in the jungle of Guatemala! Will they survive pirates off Costa Rica? How does he escape war in Kashmir? Hanging out with Jim Morrison, surviving a huge tornado at sea, saving the life of a lone fisherman helpless in a storm… Whether you are a landlubber or sailor, an armchair adventurer or world traveler, you'll understand why everyone said he should write a book…

    MMA says: "Quite entertaining"
    "Quite entertaining"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    have some sort of chronological sequence.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It's ok. Story is very haphazard - goes from one story to a totally different one.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3158)
    Performance
    (2402)
    Story
    (2408)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    David says: "Superb in so many ways"
    "Amazing story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Endurance the most enjoyable?

    it's a true story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Shackleton


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Don't feel so bad when it's cold!


    Any additional comments?

    was hoping there would have been more information on Sheckelton's leadership.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1612)
    Performance
    (1089)
    Story
    (1086)

    Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

    Anne says: "Breathtaking!"
    "quite disappointing"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Too much of a war story, quite boring really...


    What could Bryce Courtenay have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    make it more of an epic story, not a boring war story...


    Have you listened to any of Humphrey Bower’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, his performance is great, the book was just the worst i've listened to or read of Bryce Courtney


    Do you think Solomon's Song needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Persimmon Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1772)
    Performance
    (1314)
    Story
    (1308)

    The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

    Corinne says: "An excellent sequel"
    "One of the best!"
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    Would you listen to The Persimmon Tree again? Why?

    It's a great epic story from start to finish. I can recommend it to anyone that loves a good story.
    THe narrator is fantastic too, which is important with an audible book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By don Miguel Ruiz
    • Narrated By Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker
    Overall
    (641)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (303)

    In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships.

    Diane says: "Fabulous!"
    "food for thought"
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    Where does The Mastery of Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The content makes you think, and you do learn from it (though it's very black & white)


    What didn’t you like about Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker ’s performance?

    Michael's performance is good, but I found Jill's voice very annoying. Wouldn't buy another audio book by this narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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