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The Green Gaunlet Audiobook

The Green Gaunlet

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Publisher's Summary

Paul and Claire Craddock have grown older in years - but not in spirit. World War II is over. But there are new battles to be fought and won. The new property laws enable speculators to reap huge profits from agricultural lands, and Paul’s livelihood is threatened. With the help of his family, Paul struggles to preserve the happiness and peace he has built up over the years. In doing so, he comes to discover deeper, richer ties with those around him...

©2014 R.F. Delderfield (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing

What the Critics Say

"Mr Delderfield's manner is easy, modest, heartwarming" (Evening Standard)
"His narratives belong in a tradition that goes back to John Galsworthy and Arnold Bennett" (Life Magazine)
"R F Delderfield is a born storyteller" (Sunday Mirror)
"Sheer, wonderful storytelling" (Chicago Tribune)
"It is always a pleasure to read R F Delderfield, because he never seems to be ashamed of writing well... Today he is a bestseller wherever English language books are read" (Books and Bookmen)

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    Julie Worcester, United Kingdom 01/06/2014
    Julie Worcester, United Kingdom 01/06/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "A Fitting Finish To A Lovely Trilogy"
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    Having now listened to all three books in this series, I can now sit back and have a little contented sigh to myself. I have really enjoyed this trilogy and feel all the T's have been crossed and I's have been dotted. Jonathan Oliver's narration has been consistent and a joy to lisen to.
    It's not a deep and meaningful series by any stretch, but if you're looking for a relatively gentle listen, then I would recomend this series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Merrythought 05/09/2017
    Merrythought 05/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Fabulous"

    Over the past week I've spent many happy hours listening to the trilogy and thoroughly enjoyed them. They were very well read and my first experience of audio books has been a very positive one.

    The final book in the trilogy brought everything to a close quietly and well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A J SALTER 24/08/2017
    A J SALTER 24/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Sentimental"

    Sentimental but beware the author has a habit of disposing of characters no longer necessary to the plot and you are left wondering the fate of many minor characters. Moments of humour can be found amid the rather grime WW2 period. Well written sections of action and some very romanticised pieces about the Devon countryside. Suited my current mood and was overall enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David 05/10/2017
    David 05/10/2017
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    "The end to a brilliant trilogy"

    I greatly enjoyed the book and it's a must listen if you have the previous two in your audio library but there is a sadness listening to the elders in the list of characters age. The whole book is winding up to a ending and there is a fair amount of repetition as facts from previous books are revisited and not always accurately.
    I will have to listen to book two again but felt there were some editing errors in this book, the pair's wives were said to have been expecting children in the last book but early on in The Green Gauntlet it was established that there had never been any. A lot of characters felt like they had been forgotten about, they had left the valley and suddenly brought back or written out in a reflection from another character or in a few lines. This story didn't fee quite as well written during the first part as new storylines were being established and less time given on the previous main characters. This is probably due to the younger generation of characters suddenly being forced to the fore of the story and not having had time to develop as their parents generation of characters had. There were a few things that suddenly popped out of nowhere or had been forgotten / changed from events in previous stories but as the chapters rolled by this book found its footing and drew me back in.
    Although written along time ago this is a classic and ageless trilogy, the cast of characters would be comfortable in any era, they are relatable and it is impossible not to care about them all.
    Absolutely loved this set of books and highly recommend them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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