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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15 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: February 2011 ISBN:
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It's the 1960s and the world of advertising is coming alive - and it's an exciting world to be part of. Simon Wong, a Chinese-Australian and a promising young advertising executive, is sent to Singapore to establish an office. He finds himself thrust into an environment that is at once strangely familiar and profoundly different, one where the rules that govern behaviour - both in business and in personal life - differ wildly from what he is used to. And where all is not what it appears to be.

Under the veneer of the commercial world lie some shocking truths - of people smuggling, drug trafficking, and murder. And Mercy B. Lord, the woman Simon falls for, is caught up in it. From wartime Asian comfort houses to CIA spy rings, Bryce Courtenay takes us on a thrilling journey with a great love story at its heart.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 1/15/2014

    " This book was so very different from other offering from Bryce Courtenay, but I think that's what made it so wonderful. It touched on the author's own background in advertising, and was not afraid to delve into difficult and controversial issues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dee | 1/15/2014

    " Now, before I leave my comment, let me just say that I am a HUGE Bryce Courtenay fan and I have read all his book, bar two. I did not like this story very much at all. Reading the blurb on the back and the blurb on the inside jacket cover, I was expecting a lot more action earlier on the book, rather than it all just coming to a head with the last couple of chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eloise | 1/10/2014

    " A disappointing read from one of my favourite authors. Too much repetition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flat | 1/10/2014

    " I was a bit disappointed in it really. It offered lots of promise but went flat and never recovered. It explains in detail the history of the opium trade and the impact of the Vietnam War, which I am sure many Bryce Courtney readers would relish, but it was much too much detail for me. I got bored. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lee | 1/7/2014

    " Couldn't get through the first ten percent of the book. I didn't believe anything, not the dialogue, characters, plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helga | 12/27/2013

    " As always another great Bryce Courtenay story. What I like about his books is that you'll always pick up some interesting history facts. In this case, it makes me want to go and visit Singapore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 11/2/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed Fortune Cookie. Haven't read a Bryce Courtenay that I didn't like. It's not my favourite of his books, I think the conclusion wrapped up far too quickly after the build up. But still a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Grassi | 9/8/2013

    " It was an ok book took me a while to get into it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 8/17/2013

    " I love to listen to anything read by Humphrey Bower. Although I have enjoyed this book, it doesn't just grab me like other wonderful books by my great favorite Bryce Courtenay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Bennett | 7/27/2013

    " This book was an ok read but not one of Bryce Courtenays best. I felt that it contained a little too much repetition of facts that became condescending to the reader "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 6/30/2013

    " Great story, way too verbose "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 12/2/2011

    " I appreciated the insight into early Chinese History in Australia namely the gold rush days. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherine Baran | 9/7/2011

    " I'm sorry to say that I couldn't even finish this book - and that never happens. I enjoyed the Singaporean cultural references but the sex scenes were tacky and I felt no sentiment towards any of the characters at all. I'll stick to Bryce's more successful novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Meehan | 5/12/2011

    " Bought two Courtenay books at the same time - bit of a mistake. This was not a bad story but I kept finding repeated statements and/or very similar sentences or phrases, which I found rather annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 3/24/2011

    " Long time fan, was not disappointed. Somewhat clumsy plot twists, with the usual excellent attention to detail, vivid descriptions, and full characters. "

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