Random Acts of Heroic Love

  • by Danny Scheinmann
  • Narrated by Danny Scheinmann
  • 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Can love outwit death? An epic novel of two lives sustained through the memory of love.1992: Leo Deakin wakes up in a hospital somewhere in South America. His girlfriend Eleni is dead and Leo doesn't know where he is or how Eleni died. He blames himself for the tragedy and is sucked into a spiral of despair. But Leo is about to discover something which will change his life forever.1917: Moritz Daniecki is a fugitive from a Siberian POW camp. Seven thousand kilometres over the Russian Steppes separate him from his village and his sweetheart, whose memory has kept him alive through carnage and captivity. The Great War may be over, but Moritz now faces a perilous journey across a continent riven by civil war. When Moritz finally limps back into his village to claim the hand of the woman he left behind, will she still be waiting?In this debut novel, Danny Scheinmann paints a dramatic portrait of two men sustaining their lives through the memory of love.

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A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.

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A Brilliant Book

This book is absolutely brilliant - one that I couldn't stop listening to. Written and read with finesse and tenderness. A touching story expertly told, don't listen without a hanky...

I want to read more from this author
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- Penny

A joy to listen to!

It was a pleasure to listen to this novel. I particularly loved the fact that it was read so beautifully by the author himself. I sometimes think that the author must be the best person to read his own work as he knows exactly what feelings and emotions need to be insterted in exactly the right places. The story and his narration made me laugh and cry. Several sections were so delightful to listen to that I went back a few times for the pleasure of hearing them again. I particularly loved his rendition of Roberto's Italian accent - I happen to know a couple of Italian's who live in London and talk exactly like that!
If at times the philosophising on certain subjects became a little to intense, I found that doing another activity at the same time as listening, such as making a cup of tea, or filling the washing machine, made all the difference! ie: if you don't concentrate on all the apects of it all the time, it doesn't ruin the story!
This said, please don't think that the story is too difficult to tackle its completely accessable and rewarding. An unusual tale filled with warmth, humour, sadness and a fabulous portrait of relationships between fathers, sons, friends and lovers. I was sorry to reach the end.
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- Bett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-08-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios