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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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    Stephen 03-21-16
    Stephen 03-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Trustee from the Toolroom"

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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"
    Any additional comments?

    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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    Christopher United States 01-09-15
    Christopher United States 01-09-15
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    "A worthhwhile read, but nothing earth shattering"
    What made the experience of listening to Trustee from the Toolroom the most enjoyable?

    Both the characters and the story were interesting. A very easy read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I couldn't decide between Keith Stewart and Jack Donelly. They were both had a kind of simple wisdom and unassuming nature about them.


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No...This was my first time


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

    No


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    Margaret R. United States 01-09-15
    Margaret R. United States 01-09-15 Member Since 2015

    Wife, mother, geek, etc.

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    "The reluctant but duty-bound adventurer"

    I was engrossed in reading this story for the span of two days. I loved the characters, Keith Stewart and Donnelley in particular. The talk does go technical, and I can't say I fully understood all that was described. But, the idea that a humble yet hardworking man has an adventure, was what captivated me. My late engineer father was recalled to my mind so many times, in the reading of this story. I recommend it for anyone who is technical, or at least wants to know what geeks were like in the 50s!

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    Susan Bartonville, TX 01-07-15
    Susan Bartonville, TX 01-07-15 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "All good things...."

    This was a great story of a good mans expedition to claim what was left to him after his sisters sudden death. He must travel from Europe to Tahiti with very little money. Because of his kindness to everyone, even strangers, he is gifted with unbelievable niceties. A good journey with many believable characters. A clean book with no violence, just a nice eventful story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 11-21-14
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 11-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrific book and awesome narration!"

    The author, Nevil Shute, wrote a fantastic book, and to add the best narrator, Frank Muller, to the production was absolutely perfect.

    I liked how it was a very believable adventure story. I liked the characters in the story, especially Keith Stewart. I also liked Keith's niece and how sweet and appreciative she was when they had to adopt her. The story made me feel good about the goodness found in some of the people Keith would encounter in his adventure.

    I am looking forward to reading it again in the future.

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    nicole lawrenceville, GA, United States 11-14-14
    nicole lawrenceville, GA, United States 11-14-14 Member Since 2015

    Love to exercise while listening

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    "Loved this, didn't want it to end"
    If you could sum up Trustee from the Toolroom in three words, what would they be?

    Humble hero conquers


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course the main guy. He was surprised that he was internationally liked. Didn't ask or expect others to help. Such a positive book, unlike our negative world. Nice to know there are good people out there.


    What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

    He really brought out the characters. And of course his accent.


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

    Yes, I loved it. not many books leave you with warm fuzzies.


    Any additional comments?

    you will not be disappointed.

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    Mark Toney, AL United States 11-14-14
    Mark Toney, AL United States 11-14-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Characters, Great Story, Great Book."

    I stumbled onto this one as I was searching for books narrated by Frank Muller, one of my favorite narrators. What I found was a wonderful yarn about a humble, but determined Engineer that is singularly focused on doing the right thing, even at the peril of himself and his family. If you are looking for mystery, suspense, or jaw dropping plot twists then I would say that this isn’t the book for you. However, if you are looking for an excellent human interest story with likeable characters then I would highly recommend this one. I had never heard of Nevil Shute before reading this book but I found this book to be so enjoyable that I plan to try another one of his. The narration was exceptional.

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