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Solomon's Song by Bryce Courtenay
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Jan 05, 2009

bookshelves: 2008-audio-books, 2008-general-fiction
Read in August, 2008

Solomon’s Song, by Bryce Courtenay. Narrated by Humphrey Bowers, produced by Bolinda Audio, downloaded from audible.com. This is the third in the Potato Factory trilogy taking place from about 1840 to 1916 in Australia.

Humphrey Bowers is worth the book. I think these books are ones that would not have been as good if not narrated by Bowers. In this third book, we go on with the two families, the Solomons, and the Tinklemans. Courtenay is particularly good at writing war narratives, and he spends most of this book dealing with WWI and the Australian regiments that fought in it. There’s one thing I don’t like about Courtenay’s books, at least this trilogy, they all end sadly. I won’t say more as it would then include spoilers, but the end of each book is very abrupt, and the reader feels as if there should be another book to tell you what happened next.

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Molly I agree that this narrator makes the books come alive.

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