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karin

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  • Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1539)
    Performance
    (1025)
    Story
    (1020)

    Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

    Anne says: "Breathtaking!"
    "Brilliant book..!"
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    Where does Solomon's Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well up top in my audio list


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think Bryce Courtenay writes amazing stories, and love that history is woven in.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dont have a special scene i like, i think the narrator of these books truly adds so much to all the books, and i was very pleased to see the same narrator is used in all his books, as i plan to listen to all of them !


    Any additional comments?

    I am so pleased i discovered all Bryce Courtenay's books on Audible, i had read 2 of his books, and now i have bought quite a few books from audible and plan to listen to all of his books, they are great, you will enjoy them i am sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (322)

    Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds. A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is devastated by a terrible murder. Only Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob: but will justice prevail in the courts? Nine months later, a baby is born...with Jessica determined to guard the secret of the father's identity.

    Robert says: "Jessica is a hidden gem!"
    "Great book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Jessica the most enjoyable?

    I love all Bryce's book, and the narration as always truly adds to the whole story, this book touched me because its based on fact, i could not believe what she had to endure, and it was an eye opener how the Aborigines were treated...!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Loved her interaction with the Jewish part of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so sad that we only have 21 books to read , i absolutely love this author and his choice of narrator, in my opinion an absolute perfect fit..! everyone should read Bryce Courtenays books, well a few at least !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11847)
    Performance
    (10257)
    Story
    (10236)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jeanne says: "Interesting man"
    "Brilliant book..!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

    I did not love the narrator, but in 2 seconds i was so absorbed into Steve Job's life , i simply could not put it down, being audio it made it easy to do tasks and be absorbed in this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept me so interested in this amazing life behind these amazing products..! Thanks to this book i now have a new found respect for Apple products which i use.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At the end when Steve Jobs was dying was very touching how hard he fought to keep going.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so glad that i know the back story of Apple, just beyond fascinating, i knew it was a loss when he died, but after reading this, i know its more than a loss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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