In My Father's Den

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: BN2969
Released: Nov 19, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781743141410
Narrator/s: Humphrey Bower
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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Major feature film adaptation stars Matthew McFadyen, Miranda Otto and Emily Barclay. Narrated by Audie-Award winner and 2007 finalist, Humphrey Bower. Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand's best-known writers and is winner of the Wattie Award (twice), the Montana Award, and the New Zealand Fiction Award (four times). When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past - a past that is as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed.

Author(s): Maurice Gee
Genre: Mystery

Professional reviews

"Listeners must "tune" their ears to the thick New Zealand accent narrator Humphrey Bower brings to this story of a schoolmaster implicated in the brutal murder of his prize student. It is, however, wholly worth the effort. Bower is a magnificent storyteller--a voice that immediately draws in the listener and holds attention. Maurice Gee, an acclaimed New Zealand author, explores themes of puritanism and repression and the loss of rural life through flashbacks to the childhood of two brothers. Bower captures the rivalry among the family and friends, and the deep-rooted psychological tangles. The excellence of the reading combined with the exotic locale, unfamiliar words, and the intriguing accents makes this a challenging but satisfying listening experience. R.F.W. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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