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Extended Audio Sample The Widow and Her Hero (Unabridged), by Tom Keneally
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (68 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Keneally Narrator: Beverley Dunn, David Tredinnick Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Grace married the genial and handsome Captain Leo Waterhouse in Australia in 1943, they were young, in love - and at war. Like many other young men and women, they were ready, willing and able to put the war effort first. They never seriously doubted that they would come through unscathed.

But Leo never returned from a commando mission masterminded by his own hero figure, an eccentric and charismatic man who inspired total loyalty from those under his command. The world moved on to new alliances, leaving Grace, like so many widows, to bear the pain of losing the love of her life and wonder what it had all been for.

Sixty years on, Grace is still haunted by the tragedy of her doomed hero when the real story of his ill-fated secret mission is at last unearthed. As new fragments of her hero's story emerge, Grace is forced to keep revising her picture of what happened to Leo and his fellow commandoes - until she learns about the final piece in the jigsaw, and the ultimate betrayal.

As absorbing as it is moving, this timely novel reminds us of the terrible costs of war as it questions why men so willingly and fatally adopt the heroic code. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mike Finn | 11/12/2013

    " Really, really disappointing - not much more the a war story of thin characters doing war story things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/27/2013

    " A book about a widow recreating how her husband died during WWII. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Janet C. | 4/4/2012

    " I had difficulty getting through, what I felt, were inappropriate comments regarding sexual encounters. However, I continued to the end and felt sadness more than anything for the characters due to the outcome of their lives. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jennifer | 3/11/2011

    " This should have been so much better. A really interesting subject, but an incredibly dull read until about the last 20 pages. "

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