• Landfall

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Chris Rowe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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Landfall

By: Nevil Shute
Narrated by: Chris Rowe
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Publisher's summary

When Jerry Chambers, a fresh-faced young pilot, mistakenly sinks a British submarine, he is punished with a remote posting to test an experimental new bomb; a dangerous mission far away from the girl he loves. While Jerry risks his life, his sweetheart Mona sets about clearing her lover's name... but will she be too late?

©2012 Nevil Shute (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Critic reviews

"The story has pace and excitement, unforced sentiment and wholly unaffected gaiety... Alive, humourous and finely restrained in feeling throughout; thrilling and eloquent." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"An admirably good story, full of drama and good humour." ( Evening Standard)
"Direct, simple, wholly free from highfalutin nonsense and entirely charming." ( Daily Mail)

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A charming love story

I liked this story for its simple charm and ships and planes and British mores and language. It is a well-paced yarn with humor, romance, adventure and glimpses of a society that had strengths and depth to persevere in very challenging times. Enjoy

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Page turning

Chris Rowe's narration is superb and the story is captivating as the mystery unravels. The plot gradually moves toward a crescendo of resolution and the ending is a brain stretcher.

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English channel

I en joy listening to books about places i know. I lived in these areas I. the early u0s.

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Great story

Landfall is a compelling story written by a master. The characters are vivid and with complex motives. The mix of drama, romance, and redemption.

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A story of love, triumph and fortitude.

This is a beautiful story of young people wanting to be the best that they can be and fighting love amongst each other. It is a story of Justice. the narrator was great with his British accent I couldn't stop listening to it. I finish this book in less than a week. You won't be disappointed.

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Great Story Of God's Justice

Nevil Shutes spins another great tale. The story tells of God's justice even during time of war.

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feel good ending

I've noticed that a lot of Shute's books (except for On The Beach) have a feel good ending. They're all good solid 4 star stories, and all have good narrators.

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Perfect Listen for a Road Trip

I was happy to find this audible version so we listened to this for a road trip. It's not easy to find books my husband and I both enjoy. Nevil Shute so often does the trick and this is one we both really liked. The less you know about the plot the better. Suffice it to say that Nevil Shute loves airplanes and submarines and all sorts of boats. And gadgets. So this is a theme along with "boy meets girl".
It's not so much the story as the way Nevil Shute tells the story. Things unfold very carefully and in a way that is just so well written. I also just loved the narrator, Chris Rowe.

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You can figure out the mystery pretty quickly

What made the experience of listening to Landfall the most enjoyable?

Shute's skill bringing out characters and making them seem real.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Unfortunately, the whole story. It is a mystery but what happened is obvious very early on. That makes the main characters seem amazingly dense, which is not the author's intention. Plots are not always Shute's strong suit, though some books such as Far Country, are great stories.

What about Chris Rowe’s performance did you like?

It was fine.

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One of his best!

I have close to fifteen of Nevil Shutes Audible books. 'I would put 'Landfall' easily in my five fav list. If you're interested in WWII from a British perspective, Shutes work is a must. If I could give the reader, Chris Rowe, more than five stars I would. He's really good at his craft!

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