The Road Between Us

  • by Nigel Farndale
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

June 1939. In a hotel room overlooking Piccadilly Circus, two young men are arrested. One is court-martialled for "conduct unbecoming"; the other is deported home to Germany for "re-education" in a brutal labour camp. They must each make a difficult choice, and then live with the consequences.
April 2012. A British diplomat, held hostage in an Afghan cave for eleven harrowing years, is unexpectedly freed. He returns to London to find his wife is dead. Numb with grief, he attempts to re-build his life and answer the questions that are tormenting him. Was his wife's death an accident? Who paid his ransom? And how is his release linked to what his father did in the Second World War?

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Thrillingly beautiful, but...

Would you try another book written by Nigel Farndale or narrated by Jonathan Keeble?

Absolutely. Nigel Farndale is a first class writer and the narration was excellent.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending ruined my entire reading experience. After building up an achingly beautiful romance between two men during WWII it felt like the writer had chickened out of an EM Forster style happy ending and instead plumped for schlocky twists and turns and a woefully unbelievable, inappropriate and borderline offensive finish. The writer is clearly not a gay man as two of his protagonists turned bisexual in the last couple of chapters. Nevermind that they'd spent 5 years and an entire war waiting for each other. Utter tosh!


What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

Brilliant.


Do you think The Road Between Us needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Goodness me no, the last two chapters need re-writing however.


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Captivating

A beautifully written novel. The subject matter is sometimes brutal, sometimes filled with anguish, but written with such an engaging sensitivity, that draws you in and holds you tight.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2013
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd