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  • The Butterfly Man

  • By: Heather Rose
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

On November 7, 1974, a young English nanny named Sandra Rivett was murdered in London's West End. Her employer, Lord Lucan, was named as her attacker. It was widely assumed he had mistaken her for his wife. Lord Lucan disappeared the night Sandra Rivett died and has not been seen since. Henry Kennedy lives on a mountain on the other side of the world. He is not who he says he is. Is he a murderer, or a man who can never clear his name? And is he the only one with something to hide?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved everything about this story

  • By SuperLuckyCat on 12-03-09

This audiobook has changed my life!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-12

What made the experience of listening to The Butterfly Man the most enjoyable?

Listening to the Butterfly Man, I loved the scottish accent of the Protagonist. I also enjoyed when he changed to the English accent of Lord Lukin. I loved hearing the accents of his Indigenous friend, Jimmie and also his one true love, Lil. Lil's daughter and grandson 's accents were also beautifully read.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a story about Hope. It made me realise that we not only can create a new present and future, we can also create a new past and start all over again as a totally new person.

What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Humphrey Bower adds colour and richness to the story by his reading of the novel and we as the audience hear all the different accents of the characters.

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

I think the most moving part of the story was when Lily ( or Lillay) told her story of her shocking past in Vietnam. It made me realise that it may be better to just close the door on bad memories of our past and just start again as if it never happened. Often we have the best chance of a better, happier life if we can close the door on past painful experiences instead of reliving them.

Any additional comments?

This is an outstanding book and the best way to experience it is listening to it as an audio book.

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