A Son of War is the sequel to Bragg's acclaimed The Soldier's Return. Langton's voice is charming and inviting. His performance warms the listener into a postwar world, in which the characters must struggle to figure out what roles to play after the end of the Second World War.
In this volume, the Richardsons continue to grapple with Sam's return from Burma. Sam wishes he could follow his war friend to Australia, but instead he returns to his wife, Ellen, and his son Joe. With the sudden reappearance of Ellen's troublesome brother, the family encounters some new and unexpected challenges.
After the Second World War, many found a return to the old life more difficult than they had anticipated. Like Sam Richardson, who was determined to leave Cumbria for the promised land of Australia. Yet now, a few months on, he has settled for a job in a paper factory, and believes he has put his memories of fighting in Burma behind him. His wife, Ellen, begins to know better....
©2001, 2011 Melvyn Bragg (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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