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Miriam

Givat Elah, Israel | Member Since 2006

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  • The Persimmon Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1714)
    Performance
    (1266)
    Story
    (1256)

    The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

    Corinne says: "An excellent sequel"
    "gripping,interesting, couldn't "put it down""
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    If you could sum up The Persimmon Tree in three words, what would they be?

    Historicaly interesting, flowing story,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nick - of course. Down to earth, solid, honest, modest, huge heart, not to mention a looker.


    What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

    I loved Humphrey Bower's accents and the life he added to the many colorful characters in the book


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a lot and will miss Nick, Anna, the


    Any additional comments?

    The book gave me an insight on the historical events of world war 2 in the pacific, of the Javanese under Japanese occupation and of the Dutch colonization of the islands in the area. I didn't know much of these events and after listening to the book I was curious and read a bit more about this part of history. Food for thought.

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