Tommy and Grizel

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(3.5 stars; 5 reviews)

This book continues Sentimental Tommy, also in the Librivox catalogue. Tommy grows up and marries Grizel. But life is not only roses and rainbows. This book has all the elements of a good love story, but it is also a book about growing up and finding out your distinct voice in the world. - Summary by Stav Nisser. (12 hr 59 min)


How Tommy Found a Way 23:07 Read by beyondutopia
The Search for the Treasure 25:36 Read by KHand
Sandys on Woman 25:20 Read by Sheila
Grizel and the Crooked Smile 25:16 Read by Sheila
The Tommy Myth 26:31 Read by Sheila
Ghosts that Haunt the Den 19:40 Read by Sheila
The Beginning of the Duel 23:21 Read by KHand
What Grizel's Eyes Said 16:47 Read by KHand
Gallant Behaviour of T. Sandys 19:33 Read by KHand
Gavinia on the Track 7:29 Read by KHand
The Tea-Party 27:20 Read by Michelle Tan
In Which a Comedian Challenges Tragedy to Bowls 24:19 Read by Michelle Tan
Little Wells of Gladness 19:39 Read by Michelle Tan
Elspeth 13:11 Read by Michelle Tan
By Prosen Water 15:37 Read by Michelle Tan
'How Could You Hurt Your Grizel So!' 24:27 Read by beyondutopia
How Tommy Saved the Flag 22:12 Read by beyondutopia
The Girl she had been 22:25 Read by beyondutopia
Of the Change in Thomas 24:57 Read by Jim Locke
A Love-Letter 34:03 Read by Jim Locke
The Attempt to Carry Elspeth by Numbers 19:55 Read by Jim Locke
Grizel's Glorious Hour 14:46 Read by Jim Locke
Tommy Loses Grizel 23:13 Read by Jim Locke
The Monster 30:30 Read by Jim Locke
Mr. T.Sandys has Returned to Town 28:14 Read by Jim Locke
Grizel All Alone 24:19 Read by Jim Locke
Grizel's Journey 16:57 Read by Jim Locke
Two of them 24:05 Read by Jim Locke
The Red Light 14:17 Read by Franziska Paul
The Little Gods Desert Him 25:38 Read by Jim Locke
The Man with the Greetin' Eyes 25:20 Read by Jim Locke
Tommy's Best Work 17:30 Read by Franziska Paul
The Little Gods Return with a Lady 20:25 Read by Jim Locke
A Way is Found for Tommy 32:39 Read by Jim Locke
The Perfect Lover 20:32 Read by Jim Locke


(3.5 stars)

This book started off well, I loved the first book. It made me laugh out loud at times. But I felt toward the end the story became laboured, like the author got board. He goes to such lengths building up and developing the characters of Tommy & Grizel, just to almost give up on them at the end. Also some key characters were all but forgotten, some never heard of again. I think this book is longer than it needs to be and the ending is disappointing because it feels as if no thought has gone into it. It didn't help that some of the readers could not get to grips with the Scottish dialect making it a difficult listen at times. That said I am grateful that they tried and made this book available for us to hear. I think if you've read the first book then it's good to know what became of Tommy. 3 quarters of the book is very good. I just think it feels a bit unedited and rushed at the end which is a shame.