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  • The Golden Age

  • By: Joan London
  • Narrated by: Daniel Koek
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

Perth, 1954. Thirteen-year-old Frank, a refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after contracting polio. At The Golden Age Children's Convalescent Home, he meets Elsa, and the two patients form a forbidden, passionate bond. The Golden Age becomes the little world that reflects the larger one, where everything occurs: love, desire, music, death and poetry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame about the narration

  • By A. Gander on 18-04-2018

A struggle !

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-08-2017

I gave up with this book and never finished it, I found the presentation flat and monotonous, the lack of pitch variation in the voice and the lack of attention to punctuation made listening hard work and I found my mind wandered. it's a shame as the story may be excellent but I was simply not able to engage with the books presentation.