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Eddie

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  • The Story of Danny Dunn

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (208)

    At just 16 years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His mother steers him towards a university education, but with just six months of his degree to go, he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust. Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, to find out who the hell he is....

    Eddie says: "Oh Danny Boy!"
    "Oh Danny Boy!"
    Overall

    As an Irish Australian with family in Balmain I found this book compelling. Typical Bryce Courtenay with detail so intricate you can almost smell the scene.
    Bryce brings to us another collection of characters with whom we laugh, cry and ride their individual emotional roller-coasters. listen out for the hilarious description of the Egyptians by Half Dunne (Danny's father) as he enthralls the pub patrons with his interpretation of how mummies are prepared (I had tears rolling down my cheeks and almost had to pull the car over)
    Top Marks Mr Courtenay.
    I never enter a posting without acknowledging the Narrator - Humphrey Bower is the best in the business - If you require an easy listening style combined with a gambit of character voices that doesn't require you to exhaust your imagination then look no farther than Humphrey Bower, he is such a talented individual...so much so that I search for books using the narrator as the keyword.
    Ed

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  • Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
    • Narrated By Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
    Overall
    (804)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (83)

    Were you one of the several people on Earth who didn't catch every historic episode of the most-downloaded podcast ever? Or maybe you treasured every golden moment and want to preserve it for future generations? Now, all 12 episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season are here in one package that's far tidier than Karl Pilkington's thought processes.

    Shannon says: "lol"
    "Funny as #$%&!!"
    Overall

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brother Fish

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1316)
    Performance
    (631)
    Story
    (630)

    From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life.

    Prsilla says: "And a Cast of Thousands!"
    "Brother! What a great read"
    Overall

    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)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1904)
    Performance
    (1277)
    Story
    (1279)

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    Angie says: "Brillant Narration"
    "Solomons Sons Sparkle"
    Overall

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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