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THE PERSIMMON TREE

by | Read by Humphrey Bower

Fiction • 28 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

When the Japanese invade Indonesia in 1942, 17-year-old Australian Nick Duncan escapes by sailing a yacht across the ocean. It's a harrowing journey made manageable, in part, by Nick's hope that his new love, Anna, is safely on her way to Australia. Unfortunately, Anna is stuck in Indonesia, a prisoner of the Japanese. This love and adventure story is overlong. However, Humphrey Bower's narration makes it a pleasure. His skills should be a model. He reads with anticipation--so that a line written as a laugh or a sob is read as a laugh or a sob without being overdramatized. His characterizations reveal personality and motive, and hold steady throughout the book. And his pacing keeps us interested even when the plot is predictable. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Bolinda Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1921334726 $184.00 • Twenty-three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1921334726 $78.50 • Two MP3-CDs

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