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Hard-hitting and excellently written and read

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Reviewed: 11-09-19

This superb audiobook reveals the many challenges faced by a child in the willfully blind 1980s, the sheer adversity of growing up as an abused child, and the power of classical music to overcome - as much as is humanly possible - that adversity. Highly eye-opening.

Heart-wrenching and vividly engaging

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Reviewed: 23-04-19

The book is very well written and expertly narrated. The difficulties experienced by a young man in a wheelchair have not only been thoroughly researched, they are totally realistic, without being maudlin or sentimental. Whether or not you agree with the choices made, the book clearly reflects on the one hand our physical limitations and on the other the boundless care and affection that human beings can have for each other in the face of adversity and affliction.

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This book was utterly charming.

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Reviewed: 27-03-19

I was smiling, sometimes ruefully, sometimes with delight, throughout this audiobook. Juliet S. is an absolute star - she never fails to impress. the other reader was also extremely professional and good. The book itself is so touching and a must for lovers of literature especially.

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A gripping and well narrated tale<br />

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-18

This book and its narration were very engaging. The story is a universal truth of human failings, vengeance, suffering and brotherly love.