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Trustee from the Toolroom Audiobook

Trustee from the Toolroom

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Publisher's Summary

Keith Stewart, a retiring and ingenious engineer, could not have been happier in his little house in the shabby London suburb of Ealing. There he invented the mini-motor, the six-volt generator, and the tiny Congreve clock. Then a chain of events sweeps him into deep waters and leads him to his happiest discovery yet.

©1960 Heather Felicity Norway and Union Trustee Company of Australia, Ltd. (P)1988 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Marilyne missouri city, TX, United States 08-13-16
    Marilyne missouri city, TX, United States 08-13-16 Member Since 2009
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    A huge story, about a brilliant, humble man of character. I could not have enjoyed this more. Great story, great narration. I actually feel a little better about humanity after having read this.

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    Sharey 08-07-16
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    So many rave reviews? This book had so much unrealized potential to develop into a good story but didn't live up to much of anything. It was a boring narrative coupled with my frustration over what it COULD have been. I won't read this author again but the narrator was excellent nevertheless.

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    SUSAN J. 07-23-16
    SUSAN J. 07-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the most delightful, interesting, and unpredictable ..."

    This is the first Nevil Shute book I've read. And it won't be my last. The story was engaging, well written, and surprising in spots. The story was so wholesome, the character so charming. I recommend this book highly.

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    Mama C 07-01-16
    Mama C 07-01-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Another Winner by Nevil Shute"

    Despite going into detail on machines, Shute is a master storyteller. Love reading his stories, and glad he wrote so many.

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    Jane MADISON, WI, United States 05-26-16
    Jane MADISON, WI, United States 05-26-16
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    "WONDERFUL"

    I got this quite awhile ago on sale. Never listened to it. But I was on a road trip and finished a book I needed another one. I thought I had chosen a different book but I hit this one by accident. As I was on the interstate I didn't want to pull over and look for another book. So I listened to this one. It was wonderful. It was an interesting, unusual story that kept me engaged the whole time I was listening. It was very unique. I'm going to look for some more books by Nevil Shute. This was the last book he wrote. I'm happy to be introduced to an older writer. Just love this book.

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    "A tale that draws you into it."

    Fascinating characters and quite extraordinary story. Well written book and well read by narrator. Very enjoyable.

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 05-14-16
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 05-14-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    "A long journey"

    Keith was a perfect choice for a trustee of his sister's estate which left a young girl needing a new mom and dad.

    What I liked most about this story is the way Keith keeps trying. The hurdles are there. The fear is there and recognized as just fear. He keeps working on the path of settling the financial security for his niece. At each turn of the great unknown he finds his past friendships make his future path more smooth.

    A good story from start to finish. A few gasps, a few chuckles and a lot of twists in the various characters.

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    "this is one of my favorite reads"

    before this book I never even knew who Nevil Shute was but it turned out to be one of my favorite reads

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    Sherry HOUSTON, TX, United States 04-13-16
    Sherry HOUSTON, TX, United States 04-13-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Well done"

    One of my favorite audio books is Nevil Shutes A Town like Alice so I decided to give this one a go. A very enjoyable tale well narrated. I liked the character development and the flow of the tale. It is a nice change of pace to get away from death and sex and tales of people who leave no impression on you.

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    Roger A Reid 04-12-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Refreshing listen"

    Trustee is one of those rare books that presents you with delightful characters, narration and story. Very enjoyable. I recommend it to everyone.

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