Twenty years later and worlds away from her sheltered girlhood, Brooks is an award-winning foreign correspondent covering war and famine. Still intrigued by the foreign correspondents of her adolescence, she embarks on a human treasure hunt in Israel, France and the US to find them. Brooks discovers men and women whose lives have been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness.
Foreign Correspondence is an intimate, moving and often humorous memoir of growing up in Australia in the 1960s that speaks directly to the heart of everyone who ever yearned to become a citizen of the world.
I loved the People of the Book so I thought this would be good but it is a tedious listen. Geraldin Brooks should never have been the narator. I found the voice rather annoying and never finished the book.
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Would you try another book from Geraldine Brooks and/or Geraldine Brooks?
What could Geraldine Brooks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
use a professional narrator.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
She was obviously reading - dropped her voice at the end of every senrence. This lost any sense of realism.
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Any additional comments?
She jumped back and forth a bit too much.
another fabulous work by Geraldine and to hear the author narrating added to the joy.
What a rich and engaging story that builds to a moving conclusion.
Geraldine's gifted writing makes her my favourite author.