Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel Free Audiobook Download by Helen Simonson

Major Peter Altschuler is retired, living comfortably in his country estate with Mrs. Major and their many, many dogs. Then one day, while out walking the grounds, he meets Major James Pettigrew, a war hero from Major's past who has spent the past 20 years in an American prison for a crime he didn't commit. The two old men decide that they will clear Major Pettigrew's name and prove his innocence once and for all by finding evidence in the countryside to prove that he did not kill Colonel Peach during World War II. They then set out on an adventure where a lot of unlikely characters help them find what they are looking for.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is a long novel about a man named Major who, in an act of con & counter con (that is, of generosity and stinginess), decides to die after his wife has passed. However, when he learns that the government plans on building a social housing complex on the grounds where his home and family have lived for generations, he must find the strength to keep fighting and to find love in all the difficult times that lie ahead.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is a heart-warming novel about an old retired British major who, in the twilight of his life, looks back on his career as an army officer and finds himself torn from a humble childhood to the heights of power. He recalls the days when he was plucked from obscurity for his brilliance at wheeler-dealing and quickly rose through the ranks to become one of those officers always at the heart of the action. His obituary would go like this: "Major Major John Major Pettigrew, British Army: Self-made man. Born in Manchester in 1884. Educated at Oxford University where he studied engineering before joining the army. Performed valiantly in World War I and proved invaluable in

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is a novel by Helen Simonson. The story revolves around Major Pettigrew, an aging military man who has been retired for some time and is looking forward to the last few days of his life. As he prepares to end his life, he reflects on his long career, reminiscing about old battles and old friends with a passion that comes through in Altschuler's narration.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel is a tale of the life and times of Major Gertrude Bell, whose unconventional path from birth to death was in many ways shaped by her unique gift for language. After a brief introduction to the backdrop of her time, Simonson drops us into the vignette as Gertrude arrives in Baghdad with no money or family connections to speak of. She continues on through her childhood and early career years before finally becoming one of the most influential spies in Middle Eastern history....

In Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, a novel narrated by Peter Altschuler, we find that the protagonist's life is lacking meaning and fulfillment. However, the story is not all grim as he makes progress in his career by becoming an officer of the law, eventually taking on the role of Inspector of Police for Scotland Yard. It is soon discovered that his wife was having an affair with a man he knew to be corrupt.

Published Date 2010-03-02
Duration 13 hours 0 minutes
Author Helen Simonson
Narrated Peter Altschuler
(56 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Fiction & Literature
Parent Category Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Multicultural & Interracial

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