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Brother Fish | [Bryce Courtenay]

Brother Fish

From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life.
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Publisher's Summary

From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama and war story of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life. Jack McKenzie is a harmonica player, soldier, dreamer, and small-time professional fisherman from a tiny island in Bass Strait. Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan is a strong-willed woman hiding from an ambiguous past in Shanghai. Larger than life, Private Jimmy Oldcorn was once a street kid and leader of a New York gang. Together, they reap a vast and not always legitimate fortune from the sea. Narrated by celebrated, award-winning actor Humphrey Bower.

©2004 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pty. Ltd.

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  • 2005 Audie Award Nominee, Literary Fiction

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    Jeanne Las Cruces, NM, United States 05-16-13
    Jeanne Las Cruces, NM, United States 05-16-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Masterpiece from both Courtenay & Bower"
    What made the experience of listening to Brother Fish the most enjoyable?

    Humphrey Bower is such a great narrator, I'm searching for his other books - he makes each voice different and believable and I loved his singing voice. I appreciated Bryce Courtenay's obvious respect for cultural diversity and the research he invested so many different locations -- an island off Australia, the Korean War, then Shanghai and Hong Kong, just to mention a few very interesting settings.


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    Braden San Francisco, CA, United States 06-02-08
    Braden San Francisco, CA, United States 06-02-08 Member Since 2002
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    I enjoyed the listen for the most part. I especially listened intently to the beginning, which described the Korean War which i did not know much about. I could do without hearing "Miss Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan" full name said over and over again. I get it already, her name is long and she is a wonderful lady. Just shorten it to "Nicole." The ending would have been far better if it was more realistic and less happy happy.

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    Gail Seattle, WA, United States 12-30-09
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    "HATE Christians? Courtenay is the author for you!"

    During the hours I listened to "The Power of One", I was increasingly dismayed by the repeated castigation of persons of the Christian faith. Many hours were dedicated to taunting the evils of Christians. Now years later, I decided to try this author again hoping that perhaps the previous boook was the exception. Well I was wrong...Big Time. So, if you enjoy reading how Christians lock kids in closets for not repeating Bible verses correctly, then go on and read this story. This author definately has issues with people of the Christian faith. I have listened to over 700 books on audio depecting a wide breadth of isues and this is my first written review...I could not fail to alert readers who might find the author's EXTREME views offensive.

    13 of 42 people found this review helpful
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