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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (768 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bryce Courtenay Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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Brother Fish brings together three unlikely people who are all focused on one purpose--finding a fortune in the depths of the sea.

Brother Fish will take you all over the world as you follow the adventures of three people from very different backgrounds on their underwater treasure missions. Jack McKenzie, Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan, and Jimmy Oldcorn make up this incredible team in a drama that's set during one of the most pivotal times in world history.

Through the blood and death that surrounds the Korean War, arise a partnership between Jack and Jimmy. One is a soldier who loves playing the harmonica. However, he's also a professional fisherman. The other is a former street kid and New York gang leader. They're joined by Nicole, who is a kindly, elderly woman with a mysterious past. Her secretive background in Shanghai only adds to the story, and it becomes quite obvious right from the beginning that she has a strength that her male partners hadn't counted on.

Together, they'll indulge themselves in their business, finding riches all over the world during one of the most dangerous periods of our world's history.

Bryce Courtenay has long been regaled as Australia's favorite novelist and storyteller. He admits that at one point in his life, he fell in love with words. When Bryce was 20 years old, he began to go after the career he had fallen in love with--writing--at the London School of Journalism. He has penned countless works of fiction that his fans simply adore. In many of his books, he attacks prejudice without apology, and in Brother Fish, you'll be captivated by his understanding of prejudice, as well as the depth of his characters.

From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama and war story of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life. Jack McKenzie is a harmonica player, soldier, dreamer, and small-time professional fisherman from a tiny island in Bass Strait. Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan is a strong-willed woman hiding from an ambiguous past in Shanghai. Larger than life, Private Jimmy Oldcorn was once a street kid and leader of a New York gang. Together, they reap a vast and not always legitimate fortune from the sea. Narrated by celebrated, award-winning actor Humphrey Bower. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Renee | 2/17/2014

    " Wait haven't I read this story before...oh no that was The Persimmon Tree/Fishing for Stars..oh but he's changed the names around, so that makes it different :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jude | 2/8/2014

    " So sad it is finished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula L'hirondelle | 2/7/2014

    " This story of freindship between an Aussie and American soldiers during the Korean War is worth all the time it takes to finish. Descriptive and heart wrenching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yolanda | 1/6/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Thompson | 1/2/2014

    " Was harder for me to get into than the others, but by the middle of the book I was hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/23/2013

    " The reader is excellent. The book is very well written, but I just wasn't interested in so much about the Korean war--difficult even to listen! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mischelle | 12/16/2013

    " Not my favorite Courtenay book. OK story and narration is great but the is slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Petra | 10/31/2013

    " A story about life-long friendships. It sounds simple but it's a marvelous story with lots of humour, happiness, stamina, sadness and healing.....all brought about by friendships. I truly enjoyed this book. It's my favorite Bryce Courtenay book yet. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 10/24/2013

    " Sigh. Not Courtenay's best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 10/4/2013

    " Excellent read and I normally don't like war stories. The relationships in the book are complex "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 8/4/2013

    " I had trouble getting into this book at first, but then I started to recognise story threads from some of Bryce Courtenay's other works, which intigued me and it wasn't long before I was hooked, as usual. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 C. | 5/3/2013

    " Yet another of Courtenay's fill-in-the-blank carbon copies. Formulaic, sentimental and reliably mediocre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Christmas-padrick | 4/5/2013

    " I started with this one book and fell in love with the author and narrator. I am now staring my fifth in two weeks. I hope you give it try and enjoy it as much as I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MJ | 3/20/2013

    " The author is great Chose to read because of his powerful story of The Power of One, which had been made into a movie. Wasn't disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 3/19/2013

    " I "read" the 42 audiocassette edition incredibly narrated by Humphrey Bower. Bower is a master of accents and voices, and a perfect choice for this long and wonderful tale of the friendship of two men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophie | 2/10/2013

    " As usual, Courtenay delivers well-drawn characters with complex relationships in an international setting. I particularly liked the disparity between these characters and the love bond that developed between them over several decades. A LONG read that was perfect for an idyllic beach vacation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Risa | 1/6/2013

    " This book was interesting enough that I stuck with it, but it definitely ran long towards the end. For a similar -- but non-fiction -- read, try Unbroken. It's a better book and a true story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 9/8/2012

    " My second reading of this book. A few years have past since I read it first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Di Holmes | 8/17/2012

    " Loved it. I feel the research is great on all his books. So believable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel Curtis | 6/29/2012

    " Loved it. Another great story from Bryce. One of my dad's and my fav authors. Big book but great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Delikat | 1/23/2012

    " I would highly recommend Bryce Courtenay to any reader and especially readings by Humphrey Bower. I know Courtenay is good I just don't know how much greater Bower makes him. I enjoyed this book though not as much as Four Fires or The Power of One, the former being my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Knox Bodenstein | 1/20/2012

    " Bryce Courtenay is a very good story teller. This story is a bit long, but a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bert S | 12/18/2010

    " There's nothing like old fashioned story telling. Bryce Courtenay creates a world that is amazing, exotic but totally believable "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Renee | 12/3/2010

    " Wait haven't I read this story before...oh no that was The Persimmon Tree/Fishing for Stars..oh but he's changed the names around, so that makes it different :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Knox | 10/12/2010

    " Bryce Courtenay is a very good story teller. This story is a bit long, but a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 9/10/2010

    " My second reading of this book. A few years have past since I read it first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/17/2010

    " This is a great story. I chose the audio book and enjoyed it tremendously. The story is well crafted and kept my interest throughout. The characters truly captivated me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Campbell | 5/19/2009

    " This book, besides being epically awesome, it can double as a chock to stop the car from rolling away! It is so thick, big, enormous! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophie | 2/11/2009

    " As usual, Courtenay delivers well-drawn characters with complex relationships in an international setting. I particularly liked the disparity between these characters and the love bond that developed between them over several decades. A LONG read that was perfect for an idyllic beach vacation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Choupette | 9/6/2008

    " Yet another of Courtenay's fill-in-the-blank carbon copies. Formulaic, sentimental and reliably mediocre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yolanda | 8/1/2008

    " This is one of my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 6/17/2008

    " This story of freindship between an Aussie and American soldiers during the Korean War is worth all the time it takes to finish. Descriptive and heart wrenching. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 2/12/2008

    " Longest book ever ..
    Carla - I bought this book with you when we went to Reads way back before kids and I am just finishing it now !! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 12/8/2007

    " Excellent read and I normally don't like war stories. The relationships in the book are complex "

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