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If you sample this book first, don't be put off by the "codger" voice. I have never listened to a more astonishingly beautiful narration. Roy Dotrice, who incidentally is from Guernsey, has performed an amazing feat in his narration this book and in "becoming" the main character of the story.
As Ebenezer talks about his family history and his life on the island of Guernsey, he draws you in to his story little by little. This is a book that continues to get better as it goes on until you start fretting about what you will do when it is over. Myself, I started it over immediately to clear up some information I didn't get clear in the beginning, when perhaps I wasn't listening as carefully as I could. I had no idea how much I would hang on every word as the book progressed. This book is warm and quite funny (many laugh out loud moments) and sometimes sad. This is a book that I full-heartedly recommend. Don't miss it by having preconceived notions.
24 of 26 people found this review helpful
I picked this audible book for the narrator and the synopsis. Dotrice was excellent as expected but this story was one of the best I've read.
Don't look for much suspense or heavy plot twists but an emotion filled trip through one man's life and all his humor and musings and struggles. I learned quite a bit about myself from this fictional man an ocean away and realized how much of Ebenezer Le page I've got in me.
This is the best piece of fiction I've experienced in a long time, maybe ever.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What did you like most about The Book of Ebenezer le Page?
It created the world of Ebenezer in the way that folk remember.
What did you like best about this story?
It was beautifully observed and delicately handled
Which character – as performed by Roy Dotrice – was your favourite?
Oh, I haven't got a favourite. Roy Dotrice brought them all to life so beautifully.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Absolutely. I even took it to bed with me and listened half the night.
Any additional comments?
I would recommend this book to anyone. It is a beautiful story, very sensitively written and narrated. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This is an unusual book, beautifully written and brought to life by the narrator. Although slow, I got used to the pace and loved to listen to it at bed times when the days pressures would evaporate...... I'll miss you Ebenezer Le Page.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful