I did not even consider reading the printed version; the performance would be so much better--- I don't have the narrator's aussie accent in my head and that made it a lovely performance! Made the story come ALIVE!
I like David Solomon in this book-- his character was such an inconic nasty man----
When Mary is dying and Victoria establishes her stubbornness and personality.... loved that scene,
Wanted to, of course, but could not...
Do read these books-- well worth it, I did not want the saga to end; these are well-written historically significant books with a storyline tied to a family of four generations. You will love these and remember them. I remember ALL of Bryce Courtnay;s books-- his stories stick with you...... in a way that some stories do not. I loved his piece where he says that * most people get their history from novels* well, I learned more about WWI and the Aussie fight @ Gallipoli from his third book in this trilogy than I ever did in high school history class which I considered to be the WORST class ever. I believe I will make an effort for my history teachers to be to take a leaf from Mr. Courtnay's *book* and teach high school history partly via novels and thus make history much more interesting!
One of the BEST!
You cannot separate Tommo and Hawk and in this book Mary is STILL my fave character! She has such an Iron spirit
STill awesome, he reads and performs the characters so that it is like you are getting to KNOW them and do not have to create them in your mind
I am too busy to do this but I wanted to and could not wait to start up and listen some more
I love the scene where Mary rescues Tommo--- OMG! you must read this second book of the Australian Trilogy
The narrator's aussie accent, and wonderful renditions of the characters!
Mary's beating and destruction of her hands and the second one was when she got her talisman back aboard the convict ship-- GRIPPNG scenes of a formidable woman character-- she is wonderfully rendered.
ALLOF IT! in all three books of the trilogy.
It made me MAD! and EXHILARATED---- Mary's spirit is the one thread that runs through it all; My relationship to Ikey Solomon changed over the 3 books
READ it, READ all three books, one after the other: The Potato Factory, Tommo and Hawk, and Solomon's Song, the trip is well worth it!
The narrator's skill is wonderful; he captures the story in its' true form
The motif of the black horse was the best part
The scene where the old guy whose face and hands come alive with crawly things-- OOOOOOOH! that was wonderfully described!
All the scenes that encompass the boy growing to manhood gripped me
This story is one of the most well written stories I have read in a long time--- well deserved any awards it received. I learned new words-- and how to use them. That is amazing as I am quite well-read across various genres.
I highly recommend this book and look forward to the continuation of the series!
The fact that the Hunger Games did not END
That strategy became the goal for the rebels.... it really is the capturing of the dilemma of activism.
Yes, Hunger Games.... this one was just as good
Yes, I have read them all and listened to them all, the performed version brings it to life
the fact that I thought a book about kids killing other kids was a good story, that had to be the author's doing,. Katniss is a strong female character.....
She captured the character's perfectly
As always the relationships
The narrator's ability to capture the characters
yes, the author is willing to at least dip a pinkie toe into the darker side of human beings
The VOICES! omg, she does a great job on performing the characters
N/A, I don't plan on reading the print version
I liked the first one, Fifty shades of Grey better
Ana, this time, I liked Kate best in the first book but Ana turned out to be more exciting this time
Traditional Marriage ahead
No, I wish the author had stuck with the darker side a bit longer
Not reading the written version, I love the performed version, in fact I think performed books are awesome!
I like Kate best :-) she is the strongest woman character but she is a SUPPORTING character; her friend Ana knows that and is much different from her; but since Ana's character evokes such strong responses from me I know the author created her just right -- it is art after all.
Becca's reading of Ana is SUPERB! Just the right amount of youthful exuberance and actions. She brings Ana to life. Less so Christian, but to me? he is also a supporting character in Ana's travels and life experiences. Ana's the one I am most interested in and therefore Becca's reading of her is correct and enjoyable.
Soft Core..... of course.
This was an enjoyable foray into S&M, I learned a few things.... which was uncomfortable but just as they got uncomfortable the author swayed away into *just graduated college girl* stuff.....
I have not had trouble downloading to my Philips GoGear Ariaz until this title; I have tried three times. Please issue a refund, thank you,
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