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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (532 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beryl Bainbridge Narrator: Paul McGann Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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In 1854, when the battle of Inkerman in the Crimea was over, five survivors were hurriedly assembled in front of the camera. The photographer's assistant was dispatched to find a sixth. Pompey Jones brought back Master Georgie. 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 Esther | 2/20/2014

    " Not sure what to make of this. Extremely absorbing in its vivid detail and scene setting, yet I felt oddly detached from all the main characters. They felt a little too story-book-esque to me, too exaggerated to resonate. Still well worth a read and I've read many inferior books which did win the Booker prize, so Beryl I think maybe you woz robbed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathrine | 2/20/2014

    " Not hard to read in the sense that it flows well and keeps you interested. The story is extremely compact with layers of meaning. Reminds me of the way Hemingway's writing style was described: like an iceberg where 9/10 are below the surface. So all in all excellent and compelling writing but might be a bit unsatisfactory if you are expecting a more structured story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colin | 2/1/2014

    " Set in the Crimean War, the story of Master George Hardy, surgeon is told in six sections narrated by three supporting characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/29/2014

    " Thought I would like this much more than I did. It was interesting but more in terms of its literary style than in terms of a story, or theme, or even the characters. Just not much there, unfortunately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wayne Farris | 1/20/2014

    " Started out really well but by the end I wasn't wanting any more of it so I was glad it was a very short novel. Not a bad book at all and seems well written. Interesting use of language and I liked the change of narrators from one character to another from chapter to chapter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy Brown | 1/16/2014

    " Not being a keen reader of historical literature, I thought that this would be a good starter as it was Beryl B & Booker etc, unfortunately not an easy read for the novice, disappointing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mew | 1/9/2014

    " dull...short...not great at all...disappointing "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Louise Armstrong | 12/13/2013

    " I thought I was going to enjoy this because it is well written, but then it started jumping from narrator to narrator and then it jumped years of time and then (SPOILER ALERT) people started dying, and it fizzled out, and I just thought, why bother? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke St. | 12/12/2013

    " I loved that Bainbridge was able to condense the enormous sweep of history into such a concentrated story. The conciseness gives it more power rather than less, in my opinion. It's such an effortless read that it can almost slip past you -- it's worth reading twice to absorb the nuance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 12/1/2013

    " I thought this was an amazing book. Grim, but extraordinarily constructed and so well written that I felt I were there, in the midst of war. I felt as though I'd recognize the place--Turkey..War... if I ever found myself there. Not a happy book. But brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzy | 11/30/2013

    " I don't remember this book. It's plot or anything. But I do remember that it was on my top 10 list after I read it for a long time. I think I'll reread it and write a better review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 9/15/2013

    " Interesting- short packed with a sense of Liverpool and the Crimea mid-19th c. The surreal relationships were intriguing. It is odd though and would lend itself to a great book discussion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greenelander | 5/25/2013

    " Another tour de force from BB. Simply brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 5/11/2013

    " I'd forgotten what a good writer she is. Very entertaining even if a bit gruesome with all the Crimean war carnage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Val | 2/7/2013

    " I think this is the book which should have won Beryl the Booker Prize. It is set in the Crimea War and features a range of interesting and endearing characters from different social backgrounds, who are all linked in some way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheena | 1/17/2013

    " Memorable for the discussion in the reading group session "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 11/4/2012

    " This is one of the most well written books I've read in a very long time. Short, but not simple, the writing and the novel's construction convey a lot in the space of less than 200 pages. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Jordan | 9/26/2012

    " interesting to find out about the Boer war. I didn't know that whole families went to war with the man and that women were often there too doing the cooking and washing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 8/10/2012

    " Strange little tale but enjoyable.A touch Dickensian and the reader is left to fill in the gaps in the character's lives rather than them being told in detail by Beryl Bainbridge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E DB | 4/1/2012

    " An excellent and highly entertaining stereoscopic narrative that tells not so much of the Crimean war (although that's in there) as about the odd and oblique ways that people form attachments to one another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyn | 2/10/2012

    " Gritty book set during the Crimean war "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyn | 6/19/2011

    " Gritty book set during the Crimean war "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 3/23/2011

    " I loved that Bainbridge was able to condense the enormous sweep of history into such a concentrated story. The conciseness gives it more power rather than less, in my opinion. It's such an effortless read that it can almost slip past you -- it's worth reading twice to absorb the nuance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 3/11/2011

    " This is one of the most well written books I've read in a very long time. Short, but not simple, the writing and the novel's construction convey a lot in the space of less than 200 pages. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/6/2011

    " I thought this was an amazing book. Grim, but extraordinarily constructed and so well written that I felt I were there, in the midst of war. I felt as though I'd recognize the place--Turkey..War... if I ever found myself there. Not a happy book. But brilliant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colin | 1/31/2011

    " Set in the Crimean War, the story of Master George Hardy, surgeon is told in six sections narrated by three supporting characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 6/23/2010

    " I'd forgotten what a good writer she is. Very entertaining even if a bit gruesome with all the Crimean war carnage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheena | 1/10/2010

    " Memorable for the discussion in the reading group session "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wayne | 11/6/2008

    " Started out really well but by the end I wasn't wanting any more of it so I was glad it was a very short novel. Not a bad book at all and seems well written. Interesting use of language and I liked the change of narrators from one character to another from chapter to chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzy | 6/18/2008

    " I don't remember this book. It's plot or anything. But I do remember that it was on my top 10 list after I read it for a long time. I think I'll reread it and write a better review. "

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