©2012 Nevil Shute (P)2012 Audible Ltd
“Shute is an honest, exciting adventure writer who blends narrative gift with a fine power of description." (John Betjeman)
"That shattering, unaffected, literary style of his is wholly deceptive...is, in fact, masterly." (H.E. Bates)
Thought provoking view of what might occur in the future in a struggle between the British parliment and the monarchy--from the perspective of a reluctant witness.
I realize that this book was written in the 1950's, but that is no excuse in my opinion. The protagonist nickname is the N-word, and worth part about it is that he has no problem being called the N-word. Just wish Mr. Shute or his editor had had to intelligence to realize that this subtle racism is not ok.
I am currently listening to "The Doom" by Stephen King.
He did a good job with this subpar material.
The protagonist whose nickname is the N-word.
"A Nice Change"
I really enjoy a Nevil Shute book - no gratuitous bad language or sex - just a good story.
In this one a priest delirious from an attack of malaria sits with a dying man in 1950's Australia. The priest 'dreams' and the old man babbles his life story. Somehow the story becomes a futuristic England around 1980/90 - not as we know it, but as the author imagines it might be.
An interesting and easy listen narrated perfectly by Gary Waldhorn.
"Nevil Shute has worn well"
I last read this book about 40 years ago and then the story was set in the future.
Also I have now visited Australia during "The Wet" and have a picture in my mind that was not there before.
Now the future has happened and it is interesting to compare his predictions against current history.
He still remains a master story teller and the narrator of this book is superb.
"In the wet"
An excellent book I could not stop listening. Though it was written over fifty years ago some of it is life like today. A truly good read and I would recommend it to anyone
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