©2002 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2002 Bolinda Publishing Pty. Ltd.
An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.
Well that's the lot unless BC left one behind to publish from the grave but I am so glad I left this one to last. I enjoyed all his books to varying degrees but this one hit home and took me to places I had not thought of. Provocative, read brilliantly as you might expect by HB and poignant to say the least. Yes, I would have liked a bigger ending, yes it might be a little predictable but worth every invested second of your listening time.
I'm a landscape architect by profession and an avid listener of audio books ! I particularly love the historical based fiction series, like Courteney, McCammon, and Gabaldon,. I listen in the car, while designing in my studio and most evenings.
Not for the faint of heart! Bryce was able to weave together 2 of societies ills, the child pornography trade and alcoholism into a story that made me wince and cry and smile.
This story really helped me understand the program that AA offers and how it helps those that are addicted.
Humphrey Bower is my favorite narrator. His voice and characterizations are spot on! No one else can evoke such laughter and tears from me.
A tough subject to read about, as was his book, Jessica, but well worth your time.
Bryce Courtenay should have been an Irishman... he can certainly tell a good yarn. I cared for his characters, but found the devise of the cat a bit unnecessary. It intruded, in my opinion, into the real story of an alcoholic and a sad, unsupported child.
Not as powerful as the Power of One, but an entertaining perspective of an alcoholic who had it all and what can push someone over the edge and then bring them back.
Fairly well written but agonizingly detailed and slow. I usually like long, detailed books but this one wore on without seeming to go anywhere until I felt I was tormenting myself to continue and gave up.
Almost 50; some reluctant military experience ;travelled (surfed) through Africa ; Australia;Indonesia and the USA. Enjoy a good adventure.
This book crashed half way through the book ; the fix offered was that I listening to the book in the wrong region and must wait until i return to the USA to complete the book
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