The Gift of Rain

  • by Tan Twan Eng
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin, Luke Thompson
  • 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penang, 1939: Sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton is a loner. Half English, half Chinese and feeling neither, he discovers a sense of belonging in an unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat.
But when the Japanese invade Malaya, threatening to destroy Philip's family and everything he loves, he realises that his trusted friend has been harbouring a devastating secret.


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Customer Reviews

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The perfect novel

A wonderful setting for a very compelling story about friendship and responsibility. I'm not a fan of war novels but this book won me over. The prose is superb, and both narrators are excellent. Certainly an audio book I will listen to again.
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Such a poignant story beautifully read, I felt transported to another era, so descriptive of character, place and emotion - I don't think reading it would have made it so alive. Highly commended
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks