©2004 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pty. Ltd.
Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
This is a great one, well written. The narrator was an excellent choice, perfect for this novel, read with just the right amount of intonation to add realism. Do not be put off by reviews commenting on the over use of one characters full name being used often. Her name must be said in full for the reader to see the characters personality, to give us a glimpse of her as the other characters in the novel did. This is well worth the credit, a wonderful listen.
What started as a wonderful book gets bogged down with the Nicole saga. Told in recollection with a BORING, droll, and monotonous tone, it drags the story down, down, down. Five stars for the beginning, none for end.
This is an absorbing novel, my favorite kind, with well developed characters set in real life history situations that take you there in that moment in time. I was engaged from the beginning and didn't want this one to end. I have enjoyed all of Bryce Courtenay's novels but this will be my favorite.
I am gradually reading through all of Bryce Courtenay's novels. Most have been riveting. This one is almost like 3-4 novels in one - all with the same characters. It is by far the longest of his very long novels that I've read. I like a long novel that continues to entertain. As usual, Bryce Courtenay educates while he entertains. I know there are some flaws in this novel, but I'd recommend it to anyone who likes an excellent, satifying tale that is very long.
For those who enjoyed “The Power of One”, “Brother Fish” will prove NEARLY as enjoyable. ‘The Power of One’ is hard to top, and admittedly, this offering falls a bit short of that lofty target however, this tale is both engaging and meaningful. Enjoy!
I have an hour commute each to and from work, and have to say, I at first thought this book wasn't going to be enjoyable, but I have to say, I sing with this book, I laugh with the book, and I cry with this book. The story is incredible, and the narrator is perfect. This is by far the best audio book I have listened to, and I have been listening to audio books for as long as I can remember! I can't wait to listen to more of it, and look forward to getting the other books downloaded:)
What an outstanding Audio Book! I generally listen to action books, i.e. Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy etc. I find these very entertaining and I didn’t think I would go in for a drama type book. This book has it all! I would also like to say that the narrator is by far the best I have ever listened to, bar none! I have purchased over 200 audio books by some great authors and narrators and I place this book as number one. Listen to it and I’m sure you will agree.
I downloaded this book on a whim and was quickly caught up in a wonderful story. The building of characters takes place throughout. My only regret was coming to the end. I didn't want to leave this interesting group of people.
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