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W. R. O'Neill

Scotland
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  • The Ghost Road

  • The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Pat Barker
  • Narrated by: Peter Firth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

This novel challenges our assumptions about relationships between the classes, doctors and patients, men and women, and men and men. It completes the author's exploration of the First World War, and is a timeless depiction of humanity in extremis. Winner of the 1995 Booker Prize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing finish to this trilogy

  • By Johanna on 23-12-12

Vivid, Memorable, Moving

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

Reviewed: 02-12-14

Would you listen to The Ghost Road, The Regeneration Book 3 again? Why?

The evocation of the lives of historical figures, combined with credible fictional characters is vivid, intelligent and moving. Their struggle to endure the unendurable, to find a way of living with the things they have seen, the decisions they have made and the losses they have suffered is captured deftly, without melodrama or sentimentality. The stoic character of Fisher, his use of Freud and his experiences as an anthropologist are truly memorable, even in the presence of the more romantic figures of the young poets, although they too remain in the mind for a long time.