August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier.
Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
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Von Sebastian Gruson Am hilfreichsten 31.07.2015
A moving story of the power of redemption and of the strength of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming cruelty and suffering in a Japanese POW camp during WW II. The protagonist, Dorrigo Evans, epitomizes the innate complexity of the human character - on the one hand able to demonstrate unyielding compassion for the men under his command, on the other conflicted in his feelings towards his family and the ones he loves. It is no wonder that Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker Prize with this masterfully crafted tale.
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Von T.B. Am hilfreichsten 18.03.2016
blumig, gekünstelt, kitschig, monotoner Sprecher
"it meant nothing. but then again it meant everything". Wer auf platte, abgedroschene, selbstverliebte Sprache steht, die in monotonem Aussie-Slang dahingenuschelt wird, wird mit diesem Hörbuch seine Freude haben. Allen anderen empfehle ich white noise oder die Musik zum guten alten Testbild...ist besser. :-)
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