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If you could sum up The White South in three words, what would they be?
Compelling -- suspenseful -- entertaining
Would you be willing to try another book from Hammond Innes? Why or why not?
Although a good storyline, because of the subject matter (stranded in the Antarctic) it was self-limiting. However, that said, the author was able to make you feel isolated and lost in a cold barren wasteland along with his characters.
Which character – as performed by Hugh Kermode – was your favorite?
All of them were compelling.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
No particular point.....there were several where you felt the desperation and isolation.
Any additional comments?
The business relationships and the motives of some of these characters was a little confusing at times.....However, once the race for survival started, the storyline took off.
Yes it reads and feels a bit dated but it is a fun read well performed. Good clean prose with an entertaining plot. Makes for a welcome change from reading authors with too many stylistic flourishes. Like having a good burger after eating too many snooty foodie dinners.
This story started off very well, was full of interest and had considerable pace until the characters left the ships and became marooned on the ice. From this point on I'm afraid it went donwhill and became a bit of a 'chore'.
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Husband really looked forward to listening to this and wasn't disappointed. Full of daring do and a mans got to do what a mans got to do. Will be downloading the rest of Mr Innes books. Great narration too :)
Descriptive without too much violence and an easy read at bed time.
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