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Trustee from the Toolroom Audiobook

Trustee from the Toolroom

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.
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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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    Jane MADISON, WI, United States 05-26-16
    Jane MADISON, WI, United States 05-26-16
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    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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    Kindle Customer 05-20-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    Stephen 03-21-16
    Stephen 03-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    Story: It is a simple story and almost predictable. Still, I like the flow and the characters.

    Production: Very good.

    Reader: Very good.

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    John Barrington, RI USA 11-27-15
    John Barrington, RI USA 11-27-15
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    "As an engineer....."
    Where does Trustee from the Toolroom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5%


    What other book might you compare Trustee from the Toolroom to and why?

    The Great Bridge; The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    Excellent diction and very well read.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How to keep an engineer turning pages.


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    Cynda 01-10-15
    Cynda 01-10-15
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    "Delightful Story - well told and well read"
    What made the experience of listening to Trustee from the Toolroom the most enjoyable?

    Excellent narration of an excellent story, and characters you cared about.


    What other book might you compare Trustee from the Toolroom to and why?

    The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck. While Trustee is not as BIG a story as the Good Earth, the characters and a basically simple story that is so well written that it captivates the listener just as much as any action thriller.


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    Everything. Easy to understand, each character voice was distinct and easy to follow.
    His voice was very pleasant to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it wasn't a story you were in a hurry to get to the end of. The scenery along the way was too enjoyable.


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    Buffy Denver, CO 01-09-15
    Buffy Denver, CO 01-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my most favorite reads"
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    This is one of my most favorite audible books. It is a very upbeat, hope filled story. The story line is plausible and interesting. I have recommended this book to several of my friends.

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