SUMMARY, in Bryce Courtenay's own words:
"Fishing for Stars has, at its heart, two passionate, unforgettable, but very different, women. One is exotic, damaged, and shrewd; the other beautiful, determined and zealous. Both are bitter rivals for the love of the same man.
My story is set in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Japan and Indonesia during the latter half of the twentieth century. Nick Duncan is an ingenuous male with a great deal more female on his hands than he can possibly hope to understand.
The contest he is called upon to referee is the clash between the two great loves of his life: the seductive Anna Til, and the older, equally fascinating Marg Hamilton. Nick struggles between their worlds: one exploiting the world's riches for profit, the other fighting to save the environment and its creatures, large and small.
I hope you like Fishing for Stars, it is a story of ambition, destruction, love, tears and laughter, with a soupcon of hope thrown in."
Important Note: "Fishing for Stars" contains explicit sexual content and mature subject matter.
This book is the sequel to "The Persimmon Tree" published in 2007. This book does stand on it's own. But for me, I like to read books in the proper sequence. Hopefully, Audible will add this book to their website.
The narrator Humphrey Bower is excellent. In this book, his Japanese accents are superb. If you like his narration and want to read a great book, read Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (also an Australian author).
If you like this book, read "The Gold Coast" by Nelson DeMille. It is a intense Romance/Thriller with erotic sex scenes and mafia (instead of Japanese Yakuza).
Wow! Really lost of good action, characters, etc... Typically, I don't like stories with "gods"....
Other books of this "Epic Fantasy" genre I highly recommend are:
The Name of the Wind
Eye of the world
Game of Thrones
The Warded Man
The Way of Kings
Book barely get going and ends.
Obvious a book was split in to 1 third or less of normal length to make a trilogy.
I recommend you get a real epic fantasy bool like "Eye of the World" ...etc.. so many books which are a better value than this one.
Loved this book! Not my typical genre (End of Days / apocalypse).
Kinda like a western, where the tough lone man is the hero A hint of romances...
Kept me awake listing far too long!
VERY FAST MOVING AND ENTERTAINING.
Similar books (Fast Moving, interesting).
1) The Warded Man
2) Name of the Wind
3) The Way of Kings
Other books I like is
1) Eye of the World
2) George R.R. Martin Game of thrones
3) Power of One - Bryce Courtney ... Suck you in...
I am currently listening to the second book in the series...
Love the reader!
I seem to fall asleep allot listening to this series and I need to go back an re-listen..
The series is "Good" but not great.
I enjoy Epic Fantasy Books.... Wheel of Time Series, Wizards First Rule, George R.R. Martin, The Warded Man, The Name of the Wind...
If you liked these books (above), then you'll also like this...
Book was very interesting and held my attention throughout the 21 hrs of the story.
Always wanting to know what happens next.
It was hard to be dragged away from listening to do other tasks...
Not at all.
I like this genre, and the series... But really! Totally predictable plot! So Sophomoric!
A simple YA (young adult) book. A bit of a chick book.
I think the reader was my main problem with the book.
I like the book "The Historian" much better. It is also a YA book (I think).
If you are adult, and want more "action","thriller", "sex" I recommend "Guilty Pleasures"
Love the concept and ideas of this modern fantasy, but the story dragged a bid at times...
Very interesting characters... I loved the premise about language...etc.
For what is new on audible this is for most people a 5 star book. I read a zillion books... so in light of that I gave it 4 stars... It is very slightly a "chick" book which is ok by me...
I have read all of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series. This book did not get my emotional involvement as much as his other books.
I felt like they were playing the game "Where in the world is Carmen San Diego". Lots of art facts and locations which I love. But, overall this book was not that great in light of better books available
NOTE: If you have not read his earlier books of the series, read them first. They are much better.
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