A wonderful read about a boy, Fin, growing up in the sixties in Greenwich Village, with his sister Lady his guardian. Anne Twomey's narration was exceptional. I am the same age as Fin and enjoyed my trip back to a different time.
The Lewis Man is the second book in a trilogy and is every bit as entertaining as the first. There is no real benefit to reading them in order except for a few details but I love to follow characters. Peter Forbes is wonderful. The Isle of Lewis is definitely on my travel wish list.
This book was disappointing on several levels. Firstly the narrator was woeful with female voices. They sounded like helpless little girls instead of strong powerful women. Secondly the time the main character spent musing over moral and lifestyle issues became boring. Don"t get me wrong I like my hero to have a conscience and a good dose of humanity but I think it"s time Nathan McBride retired and changed his lifestyle.
A beautiful story about the coming of age of 13 year old Frank Drum. Set in the 60's the book looks at one fateful summer in a small town in Minnesota - a summer that will see dramatic changes in the Drum family. The narrator was perfect and shows how important a factor this is between a great audio and a mediocre one.
This book was beautifully read and was an thoroughly enjoyable experience. The story is so well crafted between England, Malaya and Australia. It is dated in the way Aborigonals are refered to but paints a beautiful picture of outback Australia. The story of women captured in Malaya was inspiring and presented in a gentle and unassuming way.
It took me a while to get into this book and was confused by who was who for a while - probably my lack of concentration. Also I had to concerntrate for swaps in storyline in the middle of chapters but all that said by the end I was totally hooked. It was good to see a different take on the usual spy plot. Well read by Sean Barrett. Will definitely read this book again.
Loved this book. I found myself cheering Edward on and then hitting a low when things didn't work out. Edward's goodness and innocent, but honest, outlook on life was a joy to read. Luke Daniels was perfect for Edward.
I bought this book because of the reviews and I wasn't disappointed. The narrator was terrific and even though the technical jargon went over my head the sense of humour and determination of this guy who was left behind on Mars had me hooked.
I enjoyed the story of the Burgess boys and their sister, even though I didn't particularly like or relate to any of them. The insight into human behaviour and society's reaction when confronted with refugees was very well portrayed by Elizabeth Strout. The narrator was very good.
This book started out fine and I was looking to settle into a good thriller but it soon began to deterioate. As the gang began to make mistake after mistake I found myself getting more and more frustrated. It was like watching a slapstick movie. The narrator was very good and made it possible to hear the book through to the end.
I bought this book as I was running short of reads and it was on sale. What a wonderful surprise! I loved learning the customs and traditions of the people of the Isle of Lewis and the wonderful description of this tiny Scottish island. Finn's memories of his childhood were well incorporated into an intriguing plot. I would certainly reccomend this book.
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