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Albatross

A Novel
Auteur(s): Terry Fallis
Narrateur(s): Terry Fallis
Durée: 9 h et 37 min
4 out of 5 stars (29 évaluations)

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Description

National best seller

From two-time Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis comes a funny and smart new novel about destiny - and what it means to forge your own path.

Adam Coryell is your average high-school student - well, except for that obsession with fountain pens - when his life changes forever. Based on a study by a quirky Swedish professor that claims that every human being, regardless of athletic inclination, has a body that is suited to excel in at least one sport, it turns out that Adam is good - very good, in fact - at golf. Even though he'd never even picked up a golf club.

Almost instantly, and with his coach, hard-nosed Bobbie Davenport by his side, Adam and his new-found talent skyrocket to a prodigy-level stardom that includes tournament titles, sponsorship deals, throngs of fans following his every move, and fodder for tabloids.

But here's the catch: Adam doesn't really like golf. And as the life he once knew slips away - including the love of his life, the dream of being a writer, and everyday normalcy - he can't help but wonder if all this success and fame is worth it...or if it's enough for him.

Heartwarming and funny, sweeping and entertaining, Terry Fallis's new book takes listeners on a journey of self-discovery.

©2019 Terry Fallis (P)2019 McClelland & Stewart

Ce que les critiques en disent

"Fallis writes from another time, when Wodehouse and Leacock and Twain roamed the earth. May he never become extinct." (LinwoodBarclay, New York Times best-selling author of A Noise Downstairs)

“It's hard not to get excited about a new Terry Fallis novel, and it is equally hard not to fall in love with Adam Coryell, the big-hearted, sarcastic, fountain-pen-obsessed hero of Albatross, a young golf prodigy who just wants to write short stories. In his inimitable style, Fallis has crafted a tender, funny, and compulsively readable novel about what it means to stay true to your dreams, and to yourself. Do yourself a favour and pick up this book - you won't put it down again until the final page has been turned.” (Amy Jones, author of We're All In this Together and Every Little Piece of Me

"Booklovers, rejoice and buy this book! In Albatross, Terry Fallis has found the antidote for what ails our sorry world. May millions of you benefit!” (Alan Bradley, New York Times best-selling author of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie)

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Albatross

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disappointing book, not up to the standard.

I have read other books by Terry Fallis and thoroughly enjoyed them. this one was a SNORE!
having the Author read it didn't help. there was one interesting chapter... for the rest of the book, painful. increasing the speed of the reading ended the pain of listening to it sooner. I expected better from Fallis!

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Helped me through a difficult time

Recently graduate, I was struggling with handwork vs innate talent. Listening to Adam’s struggles about golfing for money and his passion for writing resonated with me. It helped me work through some of the feeling on same subject and was delightful to hear someone’s thoughts on the matter. Highly recommend.

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As entertaining as it gets

We listen to this audiobook as a family in the car and love every moment of the story. The story is clever, gentle and immensely entertaining. This is the second book we’ve listened to by Terry and look forward to listening to the rest of his catalogue. I highly recommend this book for all those wishing to listen to or read an intriguing story that is humorous, very well expressed and refreshingly family friendly.

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Terry Fallis is a Canadian Classic!

Ever since "The Best Laid Plans", I have fallen in love with Fallis's truly Canadian work - all of it! All stories are captivating, humorous, and feel so personal and charming; like a plaid blanket.

pick up any of Terry Fallis's novels. You will not be disappointed. Guaranteed.

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A great story

Terry Fallis is a great storyteller. His reading gives life to the characters. Truly enjoyable.

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Too Easy

The concepts driving the plot are interesting and the character quirks entertaining, however, it seems at no point that the characters face any real challenges. This, unfortunately, makes the arc of the story all too predictable. Learned a lot about pens, though!

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Terry did it again

Terry did it again. He wrote a fantastic book that was thoroughly enjoyable. I listen to audible books when I’m jogging or working outside. This one was perfect to do that because of Terry‘s writing style. Two thumbs up.