The Book of Ebenezer le Page

  • by G. B. Edwards
  • Narrated by Roy Dotrice
  • 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late 20th century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a place caught between England and France yet a world away from either. Ebenezer himself is fiercely independent, but as he reaches the end of his life he is determined to tell his own story and the story of those he has known. He writes of family secrets and feuds, unforgettable friendships and friendships betrayed, love glimpsed and lost.
The Book of Ebenezer Le Page is a beautifully detailed chronicle of a life, but it is equally an oblique reckoning with the traumas of the 20th century, as Ebenezer recalls both the men lost to the Great War and the German Occupation of Guernsey during World War II, and looks with despair at the encroachments of commerce and tourism on his beloved island.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wonderful warm story

What did you like most about The Book of Ebenezer le Page?

It created the world of Ebenezer in the way that folk remember.


What did you like best about this story?

It was beautifully observed and delicately handled


Which character – as performed by Roy Dotrice – was your favourite?

Oh, I haven't got a favourite. Roy Dotrice brought them all to life so beautifully.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. I even took it to bed with me and listened half the night.


Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to anyone. It is a beautiful story, very sensitively written and narrated. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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- Valerie

a most relaxing listen

This is an unusual book, beautifully written and brought to life by the narrator. Although slow, I got used to the pace and loved to listen to it at bed times when the days pressures would evaporate...... I'll miss you Ebenezer Le Page.
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- craig bale

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios