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  • Jack of Diamonds

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (596)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (512)

    Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. After being taken under the wing of "Miss Frostbite", the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. Fame and the allure of gambling takes him to Vegas, and prospects of fortune take him to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.

    Brodie says: "On the Day we lost Bryce"
    "Be ready for an epic adventure!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While Jack of Diamonds can be a little long-winded at times, it tells a heartwarming, rag to riches and back to semi-rag tale of Jack. Characters are lively and the story is good. Humphrey Bower did a splendid job of narrating Jack's epic adventure across America, Europe and Africa.

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  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5758)
    Performance
    (4984)
    Story
    (4978)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Beautiful tale"
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    Beautiful ruins is...beautiful. I enjoyed listening to Edoardo Ballerini, who brought life to the rich casts of characters. Beautiful Ruins is a huge story about love and the decisions we make in life. Give it a go, you will like the experience.

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