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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:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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