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ELEPHANT MOON [Format Kindle]

John Sweeney
5.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (4 commentaires client)

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As the Second World War rages, the Japanese Imperial Army enters Burma and the British rulers prepare to flee. But the human legacy of the British Empire will be left behind in the shape of sixty-two Anglo-Burmese children, born to local women after affairs with foreign men. Half-castes, they are not acknowledged by either side and they are to be abandoned with no one to protect them. Their teacher, Grace Collins, a young Englishwoman, refuses to join the European evacuation and instead sets out to deliver the orphans to the safety of India. She faces impossible odds because between her and India lie one thousand miles of jungle, mountains, rivers and the constant, unseen threat of the Japanese. With Japanese soldiers chasing them down, the group s chances of survival shrink - until they come across a herd of fifty-three elephants who, with their awesome strength and kindness, quickly become the orphans only hope of survival. Based on a true story, Elephant Moon is an unforgettable epic tale of courage and compassion in the midst of brutality and destruction.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 425 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 232 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1909269107
  • Editeur : Silvertail Books (28 mars 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00C2UORQ4
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 5.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (4 commentaires client)
  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: n°6.829 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent! 25 septembre 2014
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J'ai beaucoup aime ce livre, tres bien ecrit. Une page d'histoire que je ne connaissais pas, et une epopee qui vous tient en haleine. C'est parfait, vraiment un livre comme je les aime. N'hesitez pas, et en plus le prix est un vrai cadeau!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent read 17 septembre 2014
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I enjoyed reading about this period as I did not know a lot about this area during the 2nd World war. The story was well woven around the facts.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Wonderful book 12 octobre 2014
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I really loved this book. Adventure, love and elephants, what more can you want. I have been lucky enough to have seen many African elephants, but only a few Indian elephants. They are all amazing animals.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 I couldn't put it down. 29 décembre 2014
Par cindy
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This is a well written, intriguing story and a quick read. I took it on holiday and couldn't put it down until I finished.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A tragic, but beautiful novel, based on a true account 16 octobre 2012
Par Boeklover - Publié sur Amazon.com
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When Wold War II breaks out no one is rescuing the children of the orphanage in Rangoon, Burma. The 62 Anglo-Burmese children aren't wanted by the British nor by the Burmese, so they are left with their teacher, Grace Collins, while the others flee.
As the threat of the Japanese grows stronger, Grace decides to deliver the children to the safety of India herself. Their journey starts in an old school bus, but soon they end up in the jungle with nothing left and no help from others.
Just as Grace starts despairing a group of elephants and men appear. They are willing to take the orphans to India. But will they make it?

I love reading historical novels and one of my favourite subjects is WWII. Not just the ordinary soldier stories, but the more special ones, about people and what they do to survive, so it's logical I was immediately attracted to this novel.

And I wasn't disappointed. I loved Grace and the way she tried to save the children. It was also nice to read about the children, but I had the feeling that Sweeney only `knows' a few of them. About five children are actively taking part in the story, but the others aren't mentioned once, not even a name. They are always addressed as `the children' of `the group'.

The elephant men are fantastic. They give you such a warm feeling! I would like to have seen them for real. It's such an unreal situation, but in fact it's based on a true account, but unfortunately one that didn't end well.

Of course I can't image what it would have been like if I were there, but this novel gives you an idea of the jungle, its secrets and the fear you have if someone is chasing you down.
If you are looking for a road (or better an elephant) novel, then this is what you should read!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Recommanded 27 août 2014
Par Anne O. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
The first chapters are exceptionally well crafted, depicting the situation of the main character and her environment in both a sensitive and humorous way. I thought in turns of Graham Greene and John Le Carré, or even "African Queen" (the novel). There were later shifts in point of view which felt a bit clumsy, a saccharine romance à la "English Patient" and a vaudeville villain whose subplot I thought added only an embarrassment of grit to a situation already fraught with tension. I mean, if you are trying to escape the advancing Japanese army with a convoy of orphans through a hostile jungle, you have action enough without needing to pick Jack the Ripper on the way
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Complete Lack of Character Credibility 17 décembre 2014
Par Sombrio - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
After reading about a quarter of this book, I've just finished giving it to a charity shop and regret having wasted my money and time buying it. If you read through the one and two star ratings on this site you'll find the same sentiments as I felt, simply expressed in different form : Poorly developed and impossible-to-believe characters, wooden plot development, a flat, emotionless delivery, etc. The review that particularly resonated for me was written by a gentleman who was actually in Burma at the time. Based on his experiences there, he deplores the author's slip-shod use of modern jargon and his two-dimensional characterisation of all the Brits who were there as being simply a collection of shallow, empty-headed racists.

My feeling is that the author wrote this book as a personal crusade to right, (and then re-write), what he feels were wrong British actions done during that period of history when much of the world had been portioned up into the empires of six European countries. Unfortunately, as I read along in this book I kept feeling more and more the way I do whenever a Jehovah's Witness or a Mormon pitches up on my doorstep and starts trying to sell me their particular package of beliefs. Probably it's always difficult for any person caught up in a zealot's crusade to step back and see how their spiel actually appears to others who don't necessarily share the same viewpoint. At least, that certainly appears to be the case for this particular author.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 a great read!! 2 septembre 2014
Par Jane Allan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Really very well written. A fantastic story, based on facts and believable, strong characters. Looking forward to his next book.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 A beautifully written novel which at times made me laugh out ... 17 janvier 2015
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A beautifully written novel which at times made me laugh out loud and other times I was on the edge of my seat. However, for me what let it down was the concluding pages. Without giving anything away it felt like it was written to be a movie finale. It is for this reason I only gave it 4 stars.
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