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  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan - A 15-Minute Summary & Analysis

  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a complex novel by writer Richard Flanagan. The novel tells the story of Alwyn Dorrigo Evans, an Australian man who struggles with war, adultery, and guilt during the World War II era. Born into a working class family in Tasmania, Australia, Dorrigo strives to be more than his class. He becomes a surgeon and courts a young woman, Ella.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review before book

  • By Bridget Campbell on 20-09-17

Review before book

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

Reviewed: 20-09-17

Never having heard a review before a book it has inspired me to read the book as it sounds like there are so many dimensions to this book that I fear I would not have picked up if I had not heard this.
,as be I should look for more reviews like this for other books?

  • Mothering Sunday

  • By: Graham Swift
  • Narrated by: Eve Webster
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Award-winning writer Graham Swift returns with his profoundly moving new novel, Mothering Sunday. It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional - sensitive and seductive.

  • By D on 12-06-16

Did not like it

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

Reviewed: 24-07-17

What disappointed you about Mothering Sunday?

It was all about a sexual affair on Mothering Sunday.

What could Graham Swift have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not connect sexual affairs with Mothering Sunday. You are not supposed to imagine your parents doing this sort of thing on Mothering Sunday.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Elephant Moon

  • By: John Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Helen Johns
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

As the Second World War rages, the Japanese Imperial Army enters Burma, and the British rulers prepare to flee. But the human legacy of the British Empire will be left behind in the shape of 62 Anglo-Burmese children, born to local women after affairs with foreign men. Half castes, they are not acknowledged by either side, and they are to be abandoned with no one to protect them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By Granny June on 28-01-16

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 06-04-16

This was a very gripping historical fictitious book mainly about a group of half cast Burmese child refuges led by Grace an English young teacher out through Burmer to India with the Japanese at their heals. The war situation and various multicultural cultured character are the sweetest to murderous characters including the importance of the amazing elephants that battle through along side humans through the war torn jungles . It is a must read. There are so many parallels.
Excellent!!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful