West Pennant Hills, Australia | Member Since 2012
I haven't read the book but Sean Barrett is my favourite Narrator and I couldn't stop listening to this exciting book. I loved every minute of it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who want to hear one of the best stories told.
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.
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.
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.
As always Joanne Harris delivers yet another spellbinding tale from Lansquenet and so a must for all of those who have followed Vianne Rocher and her family through the trilogy.
I always adore the way Joanne Harris weaves her spell in the way she write her stories.
Vianne and the children by Rula and Monsieur le Cure by Gareth Armstrong
When the veil was removed for the first time and the story is behind that veil revealed.
I thoroughly enjoyed hearing this book. The story brings a thousand different images through Joanne Harris' superb ability to capture her readers in a web of intrigue. The smells, colours and characters are seen in the eye of the mind so clearly that again I felt transported to France. I only wish I could visit that wonderful fictitious town known as Lansquenet and visit the Chocolaterie. Perhaps another movie on the way, I hope so.
It was an interesting History lesson about the Gypsy families in Britain but that was about all. I found myself wanting something to happen but it plodded along.
It was an autobiography but didn't offer much in the way of a ripping yarn
The main characters of the story were all performed well.
It would depend who is playing the roles of the characters
I was disappointed with this story it just didn't go anywhere for me.
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