Two city boys are sent into the country for re-education. Set in China in 1970's when Mao was the ruler. I really enjoyed the narration.
Loved this book. I found myself cheering Edward on and then hitting a low when things didn't work out. Edward's goodness and innocent, but honest, outlook on life was a joy to read. Luke Daniels was perfect for Edward.
I bought this book because of the reviews and I wasn't disappointed. The narrator was terrific and even though the technical jargon went over my head the sense of humour and determination of this guy who was left behind on Mars had me hooked.
I enjoyed the story of the Burgess boys and their sister, even though I didn't particularly like or relate to any of them. The insight into human behaviour and society's reaction when confronted with refugees was very well portrayed by Elizabeth Strout. The narrator was very good.
This book started out fine and I was looking to settle into a good thriller but it soon began to deterioate. As the gang began to make mistake after mistake I found myself getting more and more frustrated. It was like watching a slapstick movie. The narrator was very good and made it possible to hear the book through to the end.
I bought this book as I was running short of reads and it was on sale. What a wonderful surprise! I loved learning the customs and traditions of the people of the Isle of Lewis and the wonderful description of this tiny Scottish island. Finn's memories of his childhood were well incorporated into an intriguing plot. I would certainly reccomend this book.
I have read all le Carre's earlier books but this was not what I expected. The plot was weak and the character development poor. That said there was still the mystery and intrigue of old but this will be the last of his books that I read.
This a delightful book. The story evolves beautifully and the narrators do a fantastic job. The fact that there is a historical background makes this an even more interesting book.
I found this book annoying on several levels. We are told of a disaster looming in Theo's life early in the book but the time taken to get to the deails of the event nearly drove me crazy. I found the narrators monotone voice nearly put me to sleep, especially bad as I was on a long drive. Finally I find books about people on a path of self destruction very irrating and the insights I got into drug induced minds wasn't for me.
Wow. Fantastic narration, beautiful language, and typical Dickens - many characters and a finely woven storyline. It is a long book but worth every minute.
A wonderful read about a boy, Fin, growing up in the sixties in Greenwich Village, with his sister Lady his guardian. Anne Twomey's narration was exceptional. I am the same age as Fin and enjoyed my trip back to a different time.
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