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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (247 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: November 2012 ISBN:
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Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. After being taken under the wing of Miss Frostbite, the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. Fame and the allure of gambling takes him to Vegas, and prospects of fortune take him to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.

Jack of Diamonds is the story of a young, talented man, fighting to achieve his ambitions, and having to use his considerable talents to find his way in a perilous world.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Patterson | 2/19/2014

    " It was everything I expected from Bryce Courtney a wonderful spellbinding story, once I started reading I couldn't put it down I was just drawn to it... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christins | 1/27/2014

    " It's was a good book but I found it dragged a little.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/26/2014

    " I love Bryce Courtenay as an author. This book was not one of my favorites, but then in the epilogue it sounded like he thought this was last book he would probably write. This made me like the story a little more for the sentimental aspect. It's still an interesting story and well written, just not my favorite of his. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamsin Ramone | 1/23/2014

    " Best Bryce Courtenay book I've read so far, such a shame there will be no sequel. If you liked the power of one you will have to love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy W | 1/22/2014

    " As almost all of Courtenay's work, a great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulette | 1/10/2014

    " Yay, finally finished, was a great read, really enjoyed it. But was a long read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda Cush | 1/9/2014

    " Didn't finish it - unheard of for me. Predictable and trite...........RIP Bryce. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter65 | 1/5/2014

    " Another very enjoyable read. I will missing his stories greatly but also the historic knowledge he has imparted, especially of Australia. Thanks for the entertainment Bryce, Goodbye mate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samieko Linke | 12/19/2013

    " Another great story, you always know a Bryce Courtenay book is going to be a good read. Such a shame that there won't be any more books to look forward to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Pieterse | 12/7/2013

    " Loved it. Very sad to know that it's his last book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 10/27/2013

    " Bc has returned to his roots and written the power of one again with a slightly different story and I love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy Scarlett | 10/26/2013

    " A fitting farewell from Mr Courtenay, who I will fondly remember 'as a damn good storyteller'. "

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

    " Great book, similar ending to one of his other books. Soo sad that he recently passed. I will never get to meet my favourite author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni James | 9/17/2013

    " Another and sadly the last of Bryce Courtney's books. Thanks Bryce. You will be missed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janine Sanford | 9/7/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I haven't enjoyed a Bryce Courteany one this much for quite a few years. It's not up there with Power of One, but it was a really great read. Going to miss Bryce Courtenay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taryn | 8/24/2013

    " A good story but a little long-winded in parts. What a shame Bryce was not able to write the sequel - the epilogue brought tears to my eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Austin | 8/15/2013

    " Really liked the book! It's somewhat sad as it really deserved a sequel but the author knew he was very close to the end of his life. Love all the books written by Bryce Courtenay! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy Smith | 7/20/2013

    " It seems like The Power Of One story line revisited in a Canadian setting with music replacing boxing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Bettridge | 7/10/2013

    " So sad to finish it knowing that there will be no more offerings from this wonderous author. He will be greatly missed! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 7/7/2013

    " Jack of Diamonds was a good story, but like so many of Bryce Courtenay's books it was a bit drawn out and repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Matthews | 7/1/2013

    " One of the best books I have read in a long time! Obviously written just before the author passed & he wrote a touching prologue knowing that he would not live long enough to write the sequel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rossana Musumeci | 5/27/2013

    " Could not get into it. Did not finish reading. Slow start "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madi | 5/2/2013

    " I was on the edge of my seat reading this book and was devastated once I finished. The world is a little less bright with the wonderful author gone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Blackmore | 2/19/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, it is very like many of his others but was still a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/10/2013

    " Bryce's final book was BRILLIANT, I was not disappointed. "

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