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A Kind Man

Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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Tommy Carr was a kind man; Eve had been able to tell that after half an hour of knowing him. There had never been a day when he had not shown her some small kindness.

The birth of a daughter, Jeannie Eliza, crowns the young couple’s happiness - just as her shockingly early death casts them low. But they do not need to talk about Jeannie because she remains with them, and their love does not change.

In some ways it is no wonder that one of them falls ill, for grief takes its toll, and one Christmas even Eve’s sister Miriam is remarking that Tommy looks unwell. But what happens next is entirely unexpected, not least for the kind man.

©2011 Long Barn Books Limited (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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This book, although written in simple, sparse prose, is entrancing. Every word of it rings true, with characters that faithfully evoke the complex ity of their emotional worlds, while subtly asking the reader to ponder underlying questions of a more philosophical nature, and yet the entire work presents as a kind of fairytale or mystical parable. Susan Hill has perfected a style of storytelling that compels the reader to search for answers right to the end of the book, which was really quite moving. A truly great read.

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  • barbara bar
  • 04-14-13

a kindman

i found this book to be a gentle story that went straght heart you would have to go a long way to find a more lovly book.

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  • David
  • 11-02-17

Outstanding

This is a beautiful, sad and heartwarming story that the narrator tells movingly bringing out the character's calmness, emotion and motivation. I shall be going back to it again.