West Pennant Hills, Australia
This book is a must read. Bryce Courtney does the Australian Servicemen and Women proud in this epic novel of what it means to be young, Aussie and flung into a war only to have to cope with the consequences of the decisions made during that war. I am so proud to be able to say this book was written and researched thoroughly because there isn't one thing I could fault. Bryce Courtney is no longer with us but I will be sure to read the prequel to this story next. Love it!
Each part of this engrossing tale is as gripping and enjoyable as the last. So Australian. Some of the Aussie sayings are brought to life by Humphrey Bower and said exactly as my parents used to all the time. I particularly liked the one "After the matinee, you still have to go home and mow the lawn." The writing is wonderful and many memories of how my mother and father survived during the war came to life in this book as both of them served as officers in the Australian Army.
His accents are spot on. I like all of his characters especially the Japanese and Javanese characters. The women too. Anna, Marg etc. all delivered with a slightly gentler tone. He is my favourite reader thus far.
Anna because she reminds me a little of myself. I love her bravery in the most frightening of situations.
I generally don't like Bryce Courtney's writing but this one has whet my appetite for more.
I have not read the book but Janis Ian takes you on a journey into the world of Entertainment and it's darker side.
I can't compare this book to any I have heard before
I enjoyed Janis giving us introductions to chapters with her own singing and guitar prowess
Janis Ian was in a brutal relationship with a man and despite her knowing it was wrong she couldn't break free from this scumbag for many years. I found this part of her story very moving and heartbreaking.
This story is full of all the emotions that you can experience. I am glad that Janis Ian is back, I grew up with her music. I am happy she is in a stable relationship and is having a good life.
I am getting ready to listen to this book again and I have only just finished it.
The way this book has been structured there isn't one moment that isn't memorable
Robert Glenister gives a superb performance of this book. He is now my second favourite reader on Audible.com
Definitely Robyn and Cormoran Strike.
I am aware who has written this book under a different name now and I am absolutely of the opinion that the books to come from this series, and I hope there will be more, will be as much awaited as those this writer has penned before. With the exception of the last book under the writer's real name that I didn't enjoy. I don't want to spoil it for those who don't know who it is but there is so much detail in The Cuckoos Calling combined with the research and style in which the book is written makes it impossible to put it down. I can't wait for more to come.
As with all of Dan Brown's book he has done his research and the books are full of historical facts.
My favourite character is Robert Langdon. His character is well rounded. I would love to have him at one of my dinner parties.
Sometimes I felt the narration lacked passion as far as the characters were concerned. The anger and some of the interpretation of the dialogue were lacking.
When Sienna reveals who and what she really is.
Many times during the story I felt a little let down by the narration. Having said that though, I did enjoy Inferno and am looking forward to it being made into a film with Tom Hanks again as Robert and directed by Ron Howard. Am looking forward to seeing who is cast as Sienna.
No, I wouldn't listen again. I found this book very long and it didn't go anywhere. I am struggling to finish the 2nd part.
Maybe I won't get there
I like Rula's reading but in this book I found it inconsistent. Ruby was part London Goth and part Toffee Tart
Have yet to get there.
I like stories that take me away and this book put me to sleep.
Yes. Sean Barrett delivers a terrific performance of all the characters, even the female ones. I could listen to him any time.
He has a great delivery and even performs the females well. I like the quality in his voice.
Harry Hole books don't really move you.
Pi of course
The island with the meer cats
Pi because his story is amazing and I would want to hear it from him.
Everyone should hear this book. I read the book years ago but listening to it was a real treat. I can't wait for the movie to come out now.
Probably not because of the story content. It was very sad
I thought it was a well written story
Rula is very good at all the characters.
It made me cry because of the child in it.
This book is not for everyone as it deals with a very disturbing subject matter. Any cruelty of any form on another human being especially a child is so sad and, even though it should be told, I found myself gripped with fear.
I enjoyed listening to this book but it was so full of American history that it lost me a few times.
The accent was a bit hard to take sometimes.
I didn't enjoy this book because I was waiting for something to happen and it never did. It was boring and I lost interest. The Characters were too detailed by J.K Rowling for me. I loved the Potter books but this one didn't do a thing for me.
Yes the Potter books maybe
Too many to mention
This book was about awful people in an awful place. The language was not necessary and although the beginning started off with someone dying the story for me never really went anywhere and I lost interest in it.
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