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Mrs. Moses is a small woman with a big heart and enormous courage. The only survivor of a Cossack raid on her village, she takes with her a big cast-iron frying pan, so heavy that she can only sling it over her back. Yet this is no ordinary frying pan, it's The Family Frying Pan, blessed with a Russian soul. From this frying pan Mrs. Moses manages to feed the various refugees who are travelling with her across Russia to freedom. In return, each of the group must tell a story around the campfire at night, stories of compassion and bravery, of human frailty and, above all, of hope.
©2002 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2002 Bolinda Publishing Pty. Ltd.
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By Johnnie Walker on 04-29-10

Bad Narrator Decision!

I love the Bryce Courtenay and Humphrey Bower combination. If this book had been just that, the listening would have been enjoyable. Unfortunately, Bower is out after the introduction and Melissa Eccleston's reading is too annoying to finish. I am not certain what the logic was in the casting but it was a serious mistake.

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By "unknown" on 04-01-11

Folk Tales

I never thought that I would be so uninspired by one of Bryce's books! I felt that this book should have just stayed in the family circle where it would be more appreciated and read by the members of the family and then their Grandmother would come to life. The short little tales told in that interminable female Russian accent only got boring and I found myself fast forwarding and stifling a yawn. I am so disappointed as I had Bryce on a pedestal as a writer.

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By Charmaine Prinsloo on 08-26-17

More than I have bargained for

I just loved all the different characters and their unique unbelievable (yet basically true) stories brought to life by the author. I just did not want it to be finished! Bravo Bryce Courtenay!

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By Debbie on 08-08-17


I really enjoyed the stories of all the characters and their journeys. Love Bryce Courtenay.

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