eBook À Four Fires 1048 pages

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eBook À Four Fires 1048 pages Å In a small town like any other small town around Australia live the Maloneys They are a fifth generation Australian family of Irish Catholic descent who are struggling to reach the first run of the social ladder The Maloneys are a family you won't forget a strong mother a father broken by war three boys and two girls N of the social ladder The Maloneys are a family you won't forget a strong mother a father broken by war three boys and two girls one of whom has an illegitimate daughter Each of their live The best way to do a Bryce Courtenay is via audiobook with Humphrey Bowers narrating It turns the book into an unforgettable experience Bowers is such a great actor that he makes the characters come alive Courtenay is such a great storyteller that their combination is fantasticThis book isn't as dark as The Power of One and Tandia It has less swearing and isn't so violent However it's a great book that focuses on Australia by focusing on a large family in the bush Courtenay develops characters very well and takes each child through their own story Bowers masterfully develops voices for each of them including the recent Jewish immigrants and East Indian immigrantsCourtenay focuses on social issues such as abortion women's rights and PTSDThis was a great book with very colorful characters

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In a small town like any other small town around Australia live the Maloneys They are a fifth generation Australian family of Irish Catholic descent who are struggling to reach the first ru This is only my second book by Bryce Courtenay but already he is establishing himself as one of my favourite writers Though FOUR FIRES and THE POWER OF ONE the books I have read thus far are rather lengthy they truly resonate and the characters Courtenay creates in both feel so real I miss them when I finishThe story centers around the Maloney family in a small town in Australia They don't have it easy and are definitely a multi faceted bunch but they make the best of what they have and just feel like a real family Courtenay's books remind me so strongly of Gerald Durell's MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS The people are uirky and sometimes downright odd but they all have some sort of charm that makes you root for themIn any case FOUR FIRES deals with so many issues that feel too important to forget in terms of historical value while still remaining incredibly relevant today Courtenay is an author who takes his time getting to the crux of the matter but the journey of arriving is better than the 'prize' His books are so intrinsically about character development you really feel as though you are following this group of people as they live their lives go through ups and downs That is my favourite kind of book If I can feel for the characters or grow interested in their stories there doesn't need to be any huge plot related drama Still for those readers who need adventure there's that tooCourtenay writes about the difficulties of living in the Australian Bush of Australia's World War II involvement and PTSD; of making it in the world of business and finding a sense of fulfillment along the way There is romance and humor tragedy and adventure I really don't understand why Courtenay is not better known in Europe and the US because he easily holds his own in comparison to other writers of epic tomes such as the much lauded Ken Follett nothing against FollettThere I go rambling on and on but that's just what this kind of book does It creeps under your skin in the best way possible so that you feel a part of the story and it is an almost sad event when you finally finish it I listened to the audio version of this mainly because I saw that the brilliant Humphrey Bower narrates and it is absolutely worth it He is one of the best narrators I have come acrossCan't wait to read some of Courtenay's other books Much as with THE POWER OF ONE I wish he was alive so I could write him how much I loved this book Highly recommendedFind reviews and bookish fun at

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Four FiresS is changed forever by the four fires – passion religion warfare and fire itself Four Fire is unashamedly a story of the power of love and the triumph of the human spirit against the odd When I first read this I would have given it five stars It's another of Bryce Courtenay's carbon copy exercises in sentimentality This particular story traces the life of one family he does enjoy the family dynasty trope doesn't he? through the eyes of I think Mitch One family member ends up a boxer one a successful fashion designer one founds a business empire based on garbage collection trucks The only one who comes to relatively nothing is Mitch who does nothing but fight valiantly during I think WWII He rises modestly through the ranks is psychologically scarred falls in love with some girl and possibly sings stirring songs in Vietnamese though that might be a different Courtenay book It is implied that Mitch's life is at least as valid as that of the others for he lived it with courage and integrity Nothing wrong with that message but I do wish he could express it in tones a little less maudlin and a little original