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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
    (1674)
    Performance
    (1230)
    Story
    (1220)

    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"
    "wonderful read"
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Persimmon Tree the most enjoyable?

    The speaker was so involved in the story and his voice showed emotion of the main charicter.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nick, he grewup before your eyes


    Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

    Nick


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A view of the invasion of Indonesia we knew nothing about.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2912)
    Performance
    (2559)
    Story
    (2581)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "good read,"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story was about a town where secets abounded. And some children found no hope.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1511)
    Performance
    (997)
    Story
    (993)

    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!"
    "Solomom's Song is intriging"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The 3rd book ties all the charaters together and you really care about them. The narrator was very good, gave the story a flavor of Austrailia and England. Some of the story was raw and brutal, but very real.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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