The Broken Man Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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Praise for Josephine Cox:
'Thanks to her near faultless writing, sympathies will lurch from one character to another, and as events reach their dramatic conclusion readers will find it impossible to tear themselves away.' News of the World
'Another hit for Josephine Cox' Sunday Express
‘Cox's talent as storyteller never lets you escape the spell' Daily Mail
About the Author
Josephine Cox was born in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching – and started to write her first full-length novel. She won the ‘Superwoman of Great Britain’ Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication.
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Top Customer Reviews
Adam's tale is one of unhappiness and uncertainty with black and sad memories, a hatred of his father, punctuated by occasional moments of hope and contentment that are invariably short-lived. The characters in the phases of the book are all involved in the eventual outcome. The storyline itself is relatively straightforward, neatly conceived and written. Coincidental chance happenings and later events are a bit predictable with a few revelations hinting at the twists that lead to the eventual hasty ending. Adam is a strong, decent lad throughout despite his suffering and misfortune, a character easily warmed to.
There is a bit too much padding and repetition that could have been used to extend character development. I would have been interested in hearing more of the illicit exploits and happenings of Edward Carter whose spectre permeates through the book. Also Adam's experiences and feelings from the jump in age from 7 to 13 would have added another dimension. A novel with an interesting theme but somewhat disjointed over the time and scenario changes whilst reading, becoming clearer as the plot progresses. A decent read with the narrative keeping the interest going.
Others may not agree with me, but this is my opinion and I was slightly disappointed I have to say.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The start of the book was ok but the ending was rushed, almost as if some pages had been ripped out. For instance how did phil track down Adam in the end? What happened to Ann? Read morePublished 6 months ago by Estelle P.