I have read several of Bryce Courtenay's books and have enjoyed them all, and this one is no exception. Without telling you the story, it is a story about two twin brothers coming of age amidst great misfortune in their lives and of the powerful bond that siblings, especially twins, can have.
It was a very interesting read which kept me engaged the entire time, Bryce makes you care about these characters and want to know what happens next in their lives. The only thing that could be a negative for me is that I felt that the story ended a bit abruptly for my taste.
I must also mention Humphrey Bower, he was BORN to read Bryce Courtenay's books; so perfect and talented in every way.
Engaging historical fiction
I always like the historical information in Ken Follett's books.
I could hardly put it down; I always wanted to find out what happened around every corner.
This is a very rich, well woven, historical story about the effects of war, the courage that this can bring out in a person, love and family. It's got it all!!
In the beginning of the book, I was very engaged with the story, but then it started turning into a gory sci-fi story, which I don't enjoy.
I guess the teacher
The narrator was great, her voice is very pleasing to listen to.
The entire storyline, the reminders of the "magic" of childhood that we sometimes lose touch of, the humor, and the case of complex characters made for a great read.
It saddened me when Corey was exposed to the dark side of the "real world" when he was away from his home town for a short time.
I had a lot of favorite scenes, but probably when Corey went to sit with his dad at the lake side, resulting in a meaningful scene.
The Wonder Years, with a twist!
If you liked the TV show, the "Wonder Years", then you'll love this book. It is about a young boy's life in the 50's and the harsh realities of life as one grows older. There is a good amount of humor, a great storyline, some twists and intrigue, and a great narrator.
It would depend on the topic.
If they happen to enjoy historical fiction in great detail, then I might, however, I am a fan of historical fiction but this book just dragged for me. So much unneccessary information; it was not engaging for me.
Scott Brick is an excellent narrator, however, I don't think he was the right choice for this book; his voice suggests doom around every sentence, and that got to be annoying for me.
No. It was way too long as it was!
The narrator had a very pleasing voice to listen to
The courage and stamina that it took to live during that time in history
It would probably be Isabelle, she was a most inspiring and interesting character
I am always in awe of how those people survived those times in history; such a sad time. Learning about the hardships and how they survived is extremely interesting to me.
Yes, I would. It has many twists and turns and it keeps you guessing.
The narrators have very pleasing voices.
This book is a refreshingly different mystery story, and it can be a bit slow sometimes, but it is worth the wait!
This has to be one of the top ten books I've read. It is an awesome story of humanity, connectedness and kindness, which has an unbelievable story line, and it's a true story! I doesn't get better than this-
Snowman and his owner are the main characters and they are both impressive, trusting, and awe inspiring characters.
My reaction to this story was a renewed love for the equine spirit and for the connectedness between a horse and its "in tune" and sensitive owner; such a gift of partnership and unconditional love.
Just read this story, you won't be sorry!
I am not compelled to rave about this book to anyone; it's a good story, but not a great one. The story, I feel, is much longer than it needed to be. There were other reviewers that mentioned that there was a lot of "smoking" in the book. Well, they were right! But the story line seemed to glorify smoking, which is what bothered me. It was just not necessary or pleasant to have it in the story so much. The narrator has a very pleasing voice.
No I would not. It's not the kind of story that is a "stand out".
I can't think of a favorite scene.
Much Ado About Nothing
I loved the humor of the main character and the scientific subject matter.
A very well written, interesting throughout, and a very unique story.
No, I haven't, but I need to!
I was nicely surprised with this book; a very engrossing, entertaining and thought provoking story.
Courtroom without drama
There was no character that really grabbed me.
Not really, they all sounded similar. There are many negative comments about the narrator, and although he wasn't great and he was guilty of emphasizing at the wrong times, he wasn't too annoying or displeasing for me to tolerate listening to him; and I am kind of picky when it comes to narrators. I wouldn't avoid a good book if he was the narrator.
Just a so-so courtroom drama; it kept my attention somewhat.
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