The ride to the fancy-dress party in Lucy, the mine-proof Land Rover, with Vanessa as a rose, Olive as Spring, and Bobo in the back suffocating inside a insecticide tub as... I forget what.
No, this is the first one. And it was excellent. The abruptness that fits so well the voice of Nicola Fuller (of Central Africa...) sometimes lingered in the main narration, and that was less suited.
When Violet dies.
When Adrian dies.
When Olive dies.
When "the baby" dies.
It's an excellent book.
A very endearing and dramatic account of the life of these astonishingly brave, resilient people that go through the most exciting and most horrific experiences, taking the suffering side by side with joy, and never shirking from living life to its fullest.
I was very disappointed at the poor quality of the audio on this audiobook. The sound is generally muffled, and there are abrupt changes in the sound conditions from time to time, where it is clear the recording sessions were interrupted. I am also quite sure some parts of the reading are actually missing.
I have to say this completely spoiled for me the experience of listening to the story.
My rating therefore reflects foremost the poor quality of the audio and not the story itself, which I am afraid I could not enjoy.
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