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  • The Story of Danny Dunn

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

At just 16 years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His mother steers him towards a university education, but with just six months of his degree to go, he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust. Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, to find out who the hell he is....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • By Chris Collum on 14-10-2018

Just a really good story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-2018

Courtenay was true to his style of starting out extreme slowing down and letting the story unwind and then ending with a shock. I loved this story😊 highly recommended but beaware of high running emotions

  • Whitethorn

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 24 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

From the author of The Power of One comes a new novel about Africa. The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war, and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly great book!

  • By Anonymous User on 19-06-2018

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-2018

love Bowers performance, he brings every character to life. There's a lot of similar themes to power of one but still a really enjoyable story with important messages and a great insight into south Africas culture.

  • Lion

  • A Long Way Home
  • By: Saroo Brierley
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost hometown half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration, annoying accent.

  • By Clara on 30-01-2017

must read/listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-2017

captivating, heart wrenching story that opens your eyes to the personal struggles faced by people who have to find a balance between worlds and cultures even in the ease of modern day