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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (669 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lloyd Jones Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A woman washes ashore in Sicily. She has come from North Africa to find her son, taken from her when he was just days old by his father and stolen away to Berlin. With nothing but her maid's uniform and a knife stashed in a plastic bag, she relies on strangers - some generous, some exploiting - to guide her passage north. These strangers tell of their encounters with a quiet, mysterious woman in a blue coat - each account a different view of the truth, a different truth. And slowly these fragments of a life piece together to create a spellbinding story of the courage of a mother and the versions of truth we create to accommodate our lives. Haunting and beautiful, Hand Me Down World is simply unforgettable.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carlos Alvarado | 2/20/2014

    " This year through modern Berlin he writes of a journey, from a woman who lets very little of herself escape to the outsider, in her journey to see her child stolen by trickery. There are some pretty nasty characters, but none are free from using others for their own needs, whether sexual or for other purposes. The story unfolds from North Africa, through Europe to Berlin and back to Italy. The woman, whose name is not what it seems, uses others to gain what she wants, but in the end it is futile, not because of amorality but because of the failure of the people as individuals. Is this a morality story-you decide "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/31/2014

    " This was kind of a frustrating book for me. Ostensibly the story of a woman searching for her kidnapped son, it's told instead through the points of view of people she meets along her journey. As has been said in other reviews, we don't even get her real name, and most of the time she isn't even given one. We don't get the woman's point of view until about 2/3 through the book, and then it differs from the other accounts. You don't ever feel like you really know her. With the added not knowing who is telling the story accurately factor, it's all very alienating and distanced from the main character. Which I understand is probably the point, but it just felt like I never fully understood her motives and a lot of her actions (yes reuniting with her child was the overriding factor over everything, but some of the things she did still didn't make sense, or I found hard to excuse). However, despite that, the book was well-written and kind pulling me along till the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by shaina joy | 1/21/2014

    " Reading this book felt like meeting someone from the outside in. We meet her through the conflicting truths and observations of the people she encounters in an impossible journey from the Four Seasons Hotel in Tunisia to a doorbell in Berlin. It is a beautifully crafted story of modern survival. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jessica | 1/3/2014

    " I found this book truly fabulous. I feel like i've just finished a conversation with each of the characters. I'll be thinking back to them in the months to come. "

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