April Fool's Day

  • by Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by Humphrey Bower
  • 19 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is Bryce Courtenay's moving tribute to his son, Damon, a hemophiliac who died from medically acquired AIDS on April 1, 1991, at the age of 24.April Fool's Day is controversial, painful and heartbreaking, yet has a gentle humor. It is also life-affirming and, above all, a testimony to the incredible regenerative strength of love: how when we confront our worst, we can become our best. This tragic yet uplifting story will change the way you think. From the author of The Power of One.

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What the Critics Say

"April Fool's Day is one of those rare, wholly beautiful books that lets life speak for itself." (The Australian)

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Customer Reviews

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Amazing true story

If you could sum up April Fool's Day in three words, what would they be?

Honest, vibrant, sad.


What did you like best about this story?

The "no holds barred'' approach that makes you feel like you're actually there. Humphrey Bower's magnificent narration, once again, brought this story to life.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Every scene was relevant and wonderfully written and narrated.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed and cried repeatedly!


Any additional comments?

An honest and informative portrayal of the life of a special young man.

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- Renee

Compelling read

Honest, hard hitting, raw and enlightening . Oh to love and be loved like this....unforgettable!
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- Fiona

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2006
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd