This follows the story of an Aussie family just after WWII. Classic Bryce Courtenay and brilliant narration. From the town garbage collectors to university graduates this family shows that you can be what you want.
Any other Bryce Courtenay
His accents are spot on and I get lost in the story because it sounds like he is talking to me directly.
I highly reccomend The persimmon Tree and the Astrailian Triology. All are so good!
No, the narrator just doesn't get the character voices right.
Not much. He has a nice reading voice but his voices for the characters all sounded the same. Billy Don and Red should have very different voices. Ross has them sounding the same. I had to actually listen for the " Red said" part to know who was speaking. Same thing for Marlin and all the others. Everyone sounds pretty much like the same voice.
Like any of the other readers better than this one. Good book, not very good narrator.
This book took me to another time and place where the color of your skin could mean everything. Worth the listen!
Not really very good. I listened to the whole thing because I was so far into it and just wanted to finish. The ending is one that the author added to have a "twist" but was never really developed in the story.
This is a must. The story of two women and how their very different lives collide. This is not a feel-good story. It is more a superb piece of literature that should become mandatory reading (listening).
As you can tell from the other reviews the humor is not for everyone. Much of this the satire. I laughed out laud in several places.
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