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Barbara

Prince Albert, South Africa | Member Since 2012

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  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3491)
    Performance
    (2489)
    Story
    (2494)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "A well written and performed informative book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, well written, informative with colourful characters and brilliantly read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mary Abacus, I felt sorry for her but admired her determination


    What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

    Hoe he changed with every character,


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Mary tried to find employment as a clark.


    Any additional comments?

    I am now reading Tommo and Hawk

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (96)

    The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

    Jane says: "A ripping yarn"
    "These are not individual books!"
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    Would you try another book from Jeffrey Archer and/or Roger Allam and Emilia Fox ?

    After Kain and Abel always - these books are drawn out incomplete sequals, not complete books and as such boring and VERY pricey for a very average drawn out story. NO I have no interest in hearing the rest of it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Am already listening to Ken Wilber and reading Jojo Moyos


    What aspect of Roger Allam and Emilia Fox ’s performance would you have changed?

    The performance was OK, the storyline is the problem


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1?

    The whole book needs a 20-40% or more condensation, too drawn out and painful.


    Any additional comments?

    My last Jeffrey Archer! - life is too short to read this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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