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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (486 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 2008 ISBN:
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Simultaneous release of the sequel to the best-selling The Persimmon Tree.

Nicholas Duncan is a semi-retired shipping magnate who resides in idyllic Beautiful Bay in Indonesia, where he is known as the old patriarch of the islands. He is grieving the loss of his beautiful Eurasian wife, Anna, and is suffering for the first time from disturbing flashbacks to WWII, the scene of their first meeting and early love. His other wartime lover is the striking Marg Hamilton, a powerful and influential political player in Australia who has remained close to Nick. Marg suspects Nick is suffering the onset of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and organises for a specialist to meet with him in Sydney. But when they meet, Tony Freedman stirs long-buried emotions in Nick and the two men don't hit it off.

Nick leaves in an explosion of anger and finds himself in hospital after being hit by a car. Tony visits and encourages Nick to write as a form of therapy - to write about Anna. So he sets about writing about the woman who has inspired him since his late teens, and in doing so draws us into the compelling tale of the life he has lived post war-hero days building a shipping empire, navigating international corruption, supporting his wife's third-world education crusade and loving the women who inspire him. Set in the exotic locale of the spice islands during the excitement of post-war prosperity and possibility, and driven by strong, colourful characters, this book is truly epic in scope. Is it possible for a man to love two women? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancyspain | 2/19/2014

    " I have very mixed feelings about the book. I should have rated it when I was three quarters of the way through it and I would have then given it four stars! I loved the characters of Anna and Nick and was fascinated by both their histories, together and separately, and loved the detailed descriptions of the different customs of Japan. I got very immersed in that section of the book. The third main character Marg, however, did not work for me. Despite the writer's descriptions of her character she remained two dimensional and unlikeable in the main. I found the book overlong and would have been happy had most of the final part been omitted. In fact I have a confession to make!! For the first time in my life I skipped about forty pages and jumped to the last chapter as I was no longer interested in what the politics were that Marg was involved in. I have enjoyed Bryce Courtenay's other novels more but this does have much to recommend it. You can always skip some of the more long-winded sections! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni Hambilton | 1/30/2014

    " This book continues on from The Persimmon Tree, a book I thoroughly enjoyed. I'm struggling with this book. I'm afraid I'm find Bryce Courtney rather boring, though I'll give it a fair go and continue reading. I'm afraid I've read another one in the mean-time though, but I'll get back to Fishing for Stars, because I've read all his books and by the end feel quite satisfied, though they don't have the rush that many other authors have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna Mills | 1/22/2014

    " I didn't like this as much as the first book. I obviously ended up disliking Anna immensely and couldn't understand why he put up with how she treated him, and how incredibly selfish she was in all things. It was such a shame that she turned into that after being such a gutsy teenager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 1/19/2014

    " Fantastic book! this book just took me away when I needed it! its got romance, action, politics, war, history and humanity! Once again Bryce wins with this book! Please read, you wont be dissapointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/19/2013

    " Quite good. Deals well with the melding of different worlds, but doesn't quite get the depth in any one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mipps | 11/9/2013

    " I've read all of Bryce Courtney books, but this one left me cold. I didn't finish it...so boring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ian Walford | 10/2/2013

    " Some interesting characters, but in the end there wasn't enough here to keep me going. Tried to be patient for a bunch of pages before ultimately giving up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 9/20/2013

    " I am really happy that I actually finished this summer read before I started back at school. I really enjoy reading books by this author but wish the books were a bit shorter as I am not the quickest reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ebony | 9/13/2013

    " Not his best book, for me the characters lost their likability, enjoyed the persimmon tree a whole lot more "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cynthia | 8/29/2013

    " A bit disappointing, especially since I really enjoyed the Persimmon tree. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Higgins | 7/16/2013

    " I actually read this without reading the Persimmon Tree first. It wasn't poorly written, and the plot had potential. It just wasn't my kind of novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 6/18/2013

    " Long! But a good sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 5/27/2013

    " I didn't think this was as good as The Power of One and Tandia - so in that respect, I was rather disappointed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lissa | 2/20/2013

    " I thought this novel dragged way too much. There wasn't lots of excitement, the novel was pretty plain. I had to drop it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicki | 11/1/2012

    " Wonderful read all 599 pages Loved it!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becky | 10/5/2012

    " Do not read this book. It ruined "the perisimmon tree" for me. It is likely the only book I truly regret reading "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 6/12/2012

    " It is good so far - very interesting and easy to read. Would recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 5/24/2012

    " Another "I couldn't put it down" read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Peragallo | 5/4/2012

    " Bryce Courtenay is one of all favourite writers and this saga is of epic proportions. Enjoyed the twist and turns of the story, his development of the characters was outstanding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Butch | 7/31/2011

    " A different perspective of WWII. I liked the main character Nick. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 4/7/2011

    " Just couldn't get into the 2 female characters...one an environmentalist and the other a businesswoman.
    They're relationship with Nick Duncan was not believeable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 2/9/2011

    " Bryce Courtenay is one of all favourite writers and this saga is of epic proportions. Enjoyed the twist and turns of the story, his development of the characters was outstanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 1/30/2011

    " Fantastic book! this book just took me away when I needed it! its got romance, action, politics, war, history and humanity! Once again Bryce wins with this book! Please read, you wont be dissapointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cynthia | 11/18/2010

    " A bit disappointing, especially since I really enjoyed the Persimmon tree. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mipps | 5/10/2010

    " I've read all of Bryce Courtney books, but this one left me cold. I didn't finish it...so boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 FP'Ayran' | 9/1/2009

    " A wonderful powerful gripping novel,in Bryce Courtney's usual best storytelling style. What a treat - food for thought about our recent history - raw capitalist money makers, committed green planet savers, and the choices we have and need to make among them.

    Thank you Bryce ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/30/2009

    " I really liked how he described historical events and I loved some of the moments in the story when the main characters are in Japan. It was very entertaining, but had a few questionable parts and some violence where the Japanese mafia was involved. "

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