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You can pick up any of Courtney’s book series, like Persimmon Tree or Potato factory and you will be enthralled. I take my bonnet off to Bryce.

Would you try another book written by Bryce Courtenay or narrated by Humphrey Bower? I found the history of Singapore, the Chinese, the reformation to be quite interesting.

April Fool’s Day is controversial, painful and heartbreaking, yet has a gentle humor. Showing of 86 reviews. If any fault is to be found, it is in the final minutes when finally the truths are forttune. Buy it and read.

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But the Wing brothers, who run the agency, are not what they seem. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders’ cat, Trim. Nov 23, VelveetaRanch rated it really liked it Shelves: He is most well-known for his Australian historical books such as The Story of Danny DunnThe Potato Factory but this book is a departure from those. Or did cokie need to be done at all? Twenty-one days of searing heat and rock-hard desert byce of blowouts and breakdowns; of subterfuge and sabotage.


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I found myself listening to the book whenever I could. A truly wonderful novel filled with exceptional characters. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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If you could sum up Fortune Cookie in three words, what would they be? The intrigue about the main character’s girlfriend’s mysterious background gets tied up a bit too neatly at the end. And yet, these achievements are overshadowed in my mind by the feeling that he just gave forgune while writing the final chapters. Courtenay couetenay world history in a manner that is educational, engaging and well plotted. Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage.

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The story wasn’t terrible, just way too long and irritatingly repetitive. Bolinda Audio; Unabridged edition December 1, Language: The backstory of one of the richest families in Australia they were Chinese immigrants from the s is very interesting.

This wasn’t Courtenay’s best work, I actually didn’t feel like a lot had happened coudtenay the last quarter of the book. But I survived to return to a small mountain town named Barberton in the North Eastern part of the country. Start reading Fortune Cookie on your Kindle in under a minute.

While there were some good moments, it really fell apart for me when one of the characters, in what I refer to as a P. Simon Wong, a Chinese-Australian and a promising young advertising executive, is sent to Singapore to establish an office. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Courtenay draws on his years of experience in advertising and peppers it with his excellent desire to teach the reader about the history of the region.


Courtenay’s stories to listen to, bless his soul.

Here I met Doc, a drunken Courtebay music teacher who spent the next few years filling my young mind with the wonders of nature as we roamed the high mountains. Simon, an unlikely hero, must save her at any cost. Bryce Courtenay Narrated by: There are some interesting bits in it about the culture of Singapore at the time, and about Rbyce in the gold rush, but not enough to sustain the length of this book.

In this book a fourth generation Australian, half Chinese, is an ad agency employee. Ten thousand miles of dust and glory. The opal fields of Coober Pedy offered his first glimpse of riches – and Nellie, a dusky beauty, provided his first taste of love Ten mates, all who remain of his platoon who fought and died in the Battle of Long Tan, are affected the same way.