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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trustee is one of those rare books that presents you with delightful characters, narration and story. Very enjoyable. I recommend it to everyone.
The Great Bridge; The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
Excellent diction and very well read.
How to keep an engineer turning pages.
Excellent narration of an excellent story, and characters you cared about.
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.
Everything. Easy to understand, each character voice was distinct and easy to follow.
His voice was very pleasant to listen to.
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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