A very creative book that is realistic,a little slow at first ,but well worth the wait.
Bryce Courtenay and Humphrey Bower have never let me down...
I have listened to a number of books by this author and this one is one of the very best as many a skinny young fellow that has faced bullies when young can relate to his story, in my opinion this book can be enjoyed by young and old alike, I cannot speak for what ladies might enjoy, but it has so much realism and strife that I could personally feel and did experience similar and you cannot ask for more than that from any author, I have not been disappointed it any of Bryce Courtenay's books, all top notch.
PK and Doc, both equal, many times the old can learn from the young and vise versa that is what makes life great, always “Fair Exchange”.
Yes, there are bullies in every part of the world and I learned young to hit the biggest, the hardest first, draw blood from the nose and the others left you alone till the following years, than the cycle begin again, sometimes I lost, but rarely did they come back for seconds.
Sad today that much that changed us from boys to men and built our character is now considered either barbaric or politically incorrect.
The art of writing seems to have change to the point that I cannot related to many of the newer books and many of the truly great writers are now old, retiring and the young are sharing the great authors names, but not delivering.
I am very careful when an old author appears with a new book as many times there are two or three riding his coat tails, but seem to fail in the good story telling department. I cannot wait to read Bryce’s next door stop novel.
The story line.
The fourteen year old whiz kid.
All were decent
Always glad to read first rate novelist, sad that there are so many near do wells writing under excellent names like David Baldacci.
If Tom Clancy had actually written the story
One of the worst novels I have listened to
Very slow and monotone voice
Latin America was worn out years ago, just bury it for a while.
I have read and listened to many of Clancy's books,but will not be listening to anymore.
A nice success story, well delivered and very interesting.
Certainly worth both the time and money.
Bryce Courtenay is probably one of the best writers of historical fiction and there is never a dull moment. He writes with one of the widest and most useful vocabularies I have heard in my 7o years!
I listened too many of his books and he has never disappointed me as my visual imagery allows be to be right there in the thick of his pen and paper.
Don't waste your money as its all political hype unless you are politially illiterate? (Below an eight grade education).
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