Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he describes the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults. The story follows the trials and tribulations of the Corbett family as they struggle to get to safety.
“One of the best storytellers of our age” (J.B. Priestley)
"That shattering, unaffected, literary style of his is wholly deceptive... is, in fact, masterly” (H.E. Bates)
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Could not get on with this at all
The narrator mostly. His method of reading was all wrong and to be honest in no way enhanced the story. I could not even carry on listening he was so irritating.
Need to read it in written form before I can comment. Used to love Nevil Shute's books, and this was the first for ages that I wanted to "read".
Pretty expressionless and the intonation was all wrong.
Historical fiction and prediction.