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Howard

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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
    (3509)
    Performance
    (2506)
    Story
    (2511)

    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!"
    "An Excellant Book!"
    Overall

    This is an amazing view of the 19th Century London poor and criminal class, and their migration to Van Deimon's Land. It is also a facinating introduction to Jewish life in London at that time.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3813)
    Performance
    (1923)
    Story
    (1949)

    All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

    Dawn says: "Unbelieveable"
    "Save your money!"
    Overall

    This is the worst piece of writing that Stephen King have ever created. He should have stopped with volume VI.

    It lacks the logical consistancy that all the other the universes of King's mind create. He used the poorest techniques of the least competent of ancient Greek playwrights: the gods in the machine. If you get your hero in an impossible situation, just wave your hand and a few magical characters can solve everything. I really liked the Dark Tower series until I read this one.

    I have little doubt that there are many Stephen King fans who could right a much better closing novel for the series.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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