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An English Odysseus suffers the ordeals of imprisonment, torture, and wandering in frozen wilderness on his journey home. His Penelope, Ann Swinfen, suffers her own ordeals as she fights to preserve their family and estate.
It took me a bit of time to enter into the story as I am not very familiar with the events of the period. Once I did the time flew and I listened every possible moment to this long and gripping tale. Highly recommended!
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A terrific story; the characters were upper crust but then as the story progresses, they are less so. I thoroughly enjoyed the scope of this book. And I liked that the main character was a woman; she had the struggles which no man in the 17th century could understand. How lonely was her life.
Would you listen to This Rough Ocean again? Why?
Yes. The historic detail of the period portrayed is educational and the minutiae of domestic life in the seventeenth century is fascinating
What did you like best about this story?
The contrast between the lives of Ann and John
What does Philip Battley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
His various different accents were spot on
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The end, without giving anything away
Any additional comments?
A wonderful book, for anyone who is a fan of Norah Lofts, this book is a must. Can't wait to try some of her other novels.