I gained a whole new appreciation of Ricky Gervais after listening to this....ended up heading to blockbuster and rented out all his stand up dvd's funny funny guy!
The colour of the characters in this book are as real as if they were standing in front of you. Bryce Courtenay is such a great writer that I struggle to read anything else for fear it won't stack up! please persevere with the detailed explanations you will appreciate their necessity as the story progresses. As for the comments on Christianity, if you lived in Ireland, England or Australia during this period in history, you would be more appreciative of the accuracy of the authors comments as these were very much fire and brimstone days - well done once again Mr Courtenay and Mr Bower (faultless narration)
An absolutely fantastic sequel to the Potato Factory. Bryce Courtenay is a literary magician and once again takes us on an emotional roller coaster as we follow the lives of the X Solomons (Tommo and his brother Hawk) The journey is brought to life with the narration of Humphrey Bower who weaves his genius to create such an authenticity that envelopes the listener to a degree that you feel you are a character in the story observing every event - Fantastic!
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