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Not Forgetting the Whale Audiobook

Not Forgetting the Whale

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When a young man washes up, naked, on the sands of St Piran, he is quickly rescued by the villagers. From the retired village doctor and the schoolteacher, to the beachcomber and the owner of the local bar, the priest's wife and the romantic novelist, they take this lost soul into their midst. But what the villagers don't know is that Joe Haak worked as an analyst and has fled the City amid fears of a worldwide banking collapse caused by a computer program he invented.

But is the end of the world really nigh? And what of the whale that lurks in the bay?

Intimate, funny and deeply moving, Not Forgetting The Whale is the story of a man on a journey to find a place he can call home.

©2015 John Ironmonger (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group

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    emma 17/11/2016
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    "The warmest apocalyptic tale ever"

    I loved this story. Expertly read, superbly crafted and very absorbing. If you want a modern-day tale of the end of the world with a warm heart and a pinch of technology, then I recommend this novel about Joe Hark washing up on the beach in a Cornish fishing village. A kooky cast of small town characters, cleverly voiced by David Thorpe, round out this well-paced and engaging audiobook. Can't wait for more by John Ironmonger.

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    Sarahtermite 22/07/2015
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    "Overall, a good read"

    Interesting premise, but rather unbelievable in parts. The idea that a small Cornish village would be so isolated simply didn't ring true, although I suppose it was necessary for the plot. And our hero was a bit too likable and suspiciously pivotal in the grand scheme of things. However, these small and slightly nitpicky points aside, I did enjoy this book, and the narration was very good.

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