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Kokoda (by Peter FitzSimons)
- By: Peter FitzSimons
- Narrated by: Lewis FitzGerald
- Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened and just what our troops achieved. Now, best-selling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians.
- By Maj on 22-07-15
Would you listen to Kokoda (by Peter FitzSimons) again? Why?
An incredible tale of human endurance and fortitude
What other book might you compare Kokoda (by Peter FitzSimons) to, and why?
Torbruk was similarly inspiring. This writer rates equal to the other great military history writers such as Ambrose and Hastings
What about Lewis FitzGerald’s performance did you like?
Accent gave credence to the story
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Respect for all those who endured so many hardships and terrors to secure our future
Any additional comments?
Completely captivated listened to this intensely whilst driving on holiday over 2 days.
Absorbed into the moment throughout and left at times as exhausted emotionally as those being spoken about. A great listen.
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The Old Ways
- A Journey on Foot
- By: Robert Macfarlane
- Narrated by: Roy McMillan
- Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
In The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads, and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes crisscrossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, of pilgrimage and ritual, and of song lines and their singers. Above all this is a book about people and place.
Not easy but worth the effort.
- By Amazon Customer on 04-04-13
Evocative and inspirational
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Takes one out of the humdrum of daily life into a world that is on our doorstep
What did you like best about this story?
Very evocative in its description of the routes and the writers personal experience and emotion whilst on them.
What about Roy McMillan’s performance did you like?
Caught the mood perfectly in his narration, measured but not tedious
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Really enjoyed the routes and moments described for Scotalnd, the waterways round Skye and the Cairngorms
Any additional comments?
A great read and/listen
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