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If you could sum up Beneath Another Sun in three words, what would they be?
The writing and narration are so powerful I often felt I was in the story. Many times I cringed upon hearing the descriptions of the brutality of war.
What did you like best about this story?
I honor those who serve in the military. Hearing a deeper and different cut of this historical account gives me a better understanding and compassion for those who protect our counties.
Which scene was your favorite?
Although it was a relatively brief part of the book, the author's portrayal of pregnant Jenny standing up to her mother and father in the face of their anger and disappointment regarding her circumstances makes me proud to be a woman.
If you could rename Beneath Another Sun, what would you call it?
I like the name. I smiled when I finally heard it toward the end of the book.
Any additional comments?
The narration is fantastic! Mr. Mawson's use of dozens of voices is impeccable. I particularly enjoyed the Scottish brogues. Not sure how he kept all those characters separate. He has a gift, for sure.
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Well read and gripping story that will leave you with a tear in your eye.
The story was amazing, with the weaving of time and people and places. Atrocities of the Japanese on the Burma railway were not overdone but told simply and carefully.
It kept me listening even when the accent the narrator gave to one of the main characters father was like listening to an Australian rather than a Suffolk man! Please don't attempt "yokel" anymore!