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  • A Ladder to the Sky

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant, Laurence Kennedy, Richard Cordery, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don’t even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people’s stories. He doesn’t care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, witty and scandalous

  • By Deborah Lawson on 21-11-2018

Clever, witty and scandalous

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2018

9/10 - I loved this book; it's cemented John Boyne as one of my favourite all time authors. Clever and witty and ever so scandalous. Heartily recommend!

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