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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 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

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....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmm

  • By Elizabeth on 29-11-10

another great book

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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: 10-11-17

Every book I read from Bryce is always my "best" book. this is no exception poinient ending.

  • The Caine Mutiny

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 26 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great story about life in the WWII US Navy

  • By G on 06-02-14

good read<br />

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

Not as good as War and Remembrance but still a good listen. Just felt annoyed with Capt Queer in the first half of the book. cleverly turned round by the author.

  • War and Remembrance

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 56 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 139

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best read/listen-to for years!

  • By SussexDodo on 10-12-13

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

What a great and massive book. Historically accurate and powerfully compelling. This and it's sister book, "Winds of war" give you an overview of the 2nd world war that few other novels cover. What a great writer Herman Wouk is.

  • The Power of One

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 426

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I've bought from Audible

  • By Deborah on 03-04-09

what a Fantastic read.

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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: 30-11-16

This has been one of my all time favourite books. Will look out for more Bryce Courtenay books, through Audible. He is an amazing writer.

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