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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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    Annelies roswell, GA, United States 11-05-16
    Annelies roswell, GA, United States 11-05-16 Member Since 2012

    Avid listener. Favorites are stories without war/ gratuitous violence. Nevil Shute: my favorite author: one of his books every other choice.

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    "Great escape!"
    What made the experience of listening to Trustee from the Toolroom the most enjoyable?

    it's a story with a happy ending after some turns and twists.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Trustee from the Toolroom?

    The 28 day voyage of the main character by sloop from Hawaii to Tahiti


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    Keith, the main character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me happy! Such a wonderful story, almost a fairy tale.


    Any additional comments?

    Nevil Shutes books provide great escape. As all of his books I have read, they have interesting settings in far away countries with a cast of characters you enjoy meeting. There is a gentleness and heart to his stories, which makes me come back to him as an author over and over.

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    Devra Hermosilla 10-23-16
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    "Best Book Ever - Perfectly Narrated"

    I have listened to this book so many times I probably have it memorized. The narration is so beautifully done that the main character comes to life in a loving way. I highly recommend this book and particularly this recording.

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    Lorie Troy, MI, USA 10-16-16
    Lorie Troy, MI, USA 10-16-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun adventure + engineering details = made me smile"

    At many points during this book I found myself smiling. It was a fun adventure story where an unexpected person goes on a wildly unexpected journey. I smiled because the main character went against his better judgment and went ahead with his journey. I also smiled because I'm an engineer's daughter and many of the details in the story made me think of my father. I'm not sure my father would've gone on the sailboat but I'm sure my father would've enjoyed all the details and the worldwide connections the main character made through letter writing. (Yet another connection with and fond memory of my father. ). I hope this brings you enjoyment as well.

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    Charles R. Phillips 10-15-16
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    "One of Most Pleasant Books in My Library"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Trustee from the Toolroom to be better than the print version?

    Do not have the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is uplifting. To me it is about people with good character, helping others that are worthy. Hard to find a book like that without a lot of tragedy and violence mixed in.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    The main character, Keith, the engineer.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When they were helped out of a tight spot in Tahiti by the captain of the yacht.


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    Eric 09-30-16
    Eric 09-30-16
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    "A wonderful novel. The narrator is outstanding."

    It takes you back to that time and place. A well written and interesting book. A great listen.

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    Tyler 09-25-16
    Tyler 09-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very nicely done"

    This book was very pleasant. It was clean, concise and intelligent. If I were an engineer, I imagine it would have been even more enjoyable. As a lay person, the engineering descriptions were not overly complex or daunting. The author did a wonderful job bringing the reader/listener into the main character's world and conveying a positive side of humanity, a refreshing break from the murder, suffering and deception that seem to dominate modern stories.

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    Amazon Customer 09-07-16
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    "Gave me a great feeling to read"

    gradebook loved it. They upset that this review is optional but then he tells me that a review with at least 20 words is required. What gives?

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    Marilyne missouri city, TX, United States 08-13-16
    Marilyne missouri city, TX, United States 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The good life"

    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
    Sharey 08-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Blah"

    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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