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Nor the Years Condemn Paperback – January 9, 2012

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About the Author

Justin Sheedy had his first book, "Goodbye Crackernight", published in 2009, a comic memoir of growing up in 1970s Australia, back in a long-lost era when a child’s proudest possession was not a Playstation but a second-hand bike. "Goodbye Crackernight" was so warmly received by Australian readers that it secured Justin a place on the program of the prestigious Byron Bay Writers’ Festival 2010 and is currently orderable through all bookstores and online. For details and to read excerpts and rave reviews of "Goodbye Crackernight", visit Crackernight.com. There you’ll also find Justin’s many short stories and articles, all free to read and enjoy. Justin is now delighted to see his latest book, "Nor the Years Condemn", published and in print. Based intensively on a chapter of true World War Two history largely untold in fiction format, "Nor the Years Condemn" is the heart-rending story of shining young men destined never to become old, and of those who do: The survivors, 'condemned by the years' and to their memory of friends who remain forever young. The book has already received precisely the sort of reader responses that Justin has long hoped for: “Finished it and loved it! An excellent perspective and I’m a big fan of Factional (fact mixed with fiction) writing. A splendid job, Justin. You can tell a lot of effort was put into the research to get things right. More please!! Cheers, Justin.” To read the book's excellent reviews in full, see the link: http://crackernight.com/2012/01/17/great-reviews-of-nor-the-years-condemn-by-justin-sheedy-now-available-in-print-on-demand-paperback-at-amazon. Justin is currently writing the sequel to "Nor the Years Condemn", reading excerpts available at Crackernight.com. He would love to hear from you and to share your thoughts on "Nor the Years Condemn" at Crackernight.com, at the book's Facebook page, at his personal Facebook page or on Twitter. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 398 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146807265X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468072655
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,303,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great job of writing by author balanced mix of plot and detailed text. He does present air combat sequences but most are very brief.

The events are well connected throughout the book and many of the characters well involved. But he does leave some unfinished parts; what happens to Virginie, needs to finish tying in Jillian rather than leave one to assume and the part dealing with antiaircraft officer is not needed.

Worth the $10.
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"Nor the Years Condemn": Where to start? The writing. Excellent. Everything flowed and, from the first chapter to the end, was fluid. Hints here and there as to what may happen in the future were freely dropped along the way. This kept me engrossed, kept me reading.

The story. Again, excellent. The history behind these young men (and women), the planes they used, the circumstances surrounding this time frame, et cetera - all well done. I thoroughly enjoyed the "story" of each character and how they interacted with each other. There were some shockers in there; war is hell, no? I also liked the hint of "espionage" involved.

"Nor the Years Condemn", to me, was a fantastic read. I can but recommend this book to others and impatiently await Justin's next work.

Mike High
Colorado Springs, CO
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This was an excellent book & shows what the young men went through during World War 2 while flying the latest fighters of the day & the sacrifies they made to protect the free world, from Nazi Germany, & the imperialist Japan, i strongly recomend this book for anyone that is a WW2 buff. I give this book 10 stars.
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Nor The Years Condemn was a truly enjoyable book. Weeks after reading it, I’m still thinking about it. And each time I think about it, it feels good. Mixed with the highly researched historical content, there’s a sense of warmth, intimacy and shared connectedness with the main character that made me wish the book wouldn’t end.

I have never been in a war personally, never flew a plane, have never lost someone I care about to a violent death, but I found myself relating to the characters in such a way that I felt their fear, anger, love, loss and determination in a way that moved me.

There were many parts of this book I found particularly enjoyable, but my favorite would have to be the character development of the main character, and particularly powerful was his connection and communication with his younger brother throughout the story. It struck a chord with me.

I couldn’t imagine changing anything about his book, except to say I’d like it to not end. But I guess all good things must come to an end. Thank goodness there’s a sequel!

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action, drama, history and character driven stories. I’ll be reading a lot more from Mr Sheedy!
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"Nor the Years Condemn" recounts the horrors of war as seen by one elite and effective unit of WWII. The author puts us there, in that time, by depicting: language, description of locations, the attitudes of the people and the spirit of the nation that would see it prevail through its darkest period of history. The reader is shown in clear, flowing narrative how war can touch us all, from the other side of the world, to the heights of the clouds.

The characters feel so real, we are sure they must have existed. The flying is portrayed so brilliantly, we feel an ace fighter pilot must have possessed Justin's head while he wrote this. The planes themselves become characters, even though mere machines, they became tools of victory and a symbol of ingenuity, technology and bloody determination. This is a testament to the research undertaken by the author and his wordsmithing we see as the end result.

We should count ourselves lucky today that the whole world has not since been embroiled in a such conflict and we hope it never will be again. Recounting the bravery of these men, and the staggering odds against their surviving, should make us never forget.
We will remember them.
Martin Zitek
Sydney, Australia.
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The book Nor The years Condemn is a must have for any history buff. Not only for an insight into what it was like at the start of the war, but also an insight into Sydney at the time. Not only for the boys everyone will take something away from this. Could definitely see this made into a mini series or movie. The author sucks you in from the start it is very hard to put down. You can tell that the author did alot of research when writing this book and is passionate about the story and characters. Hoping there will be a sequel.
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Mr. Justin Sheed made a great story about the life of a young Australian that went to England during WWII to became an aviator; as the reading goes on you can almost visualize all scenes described in book, so that much it makes the story so real in the readers mind!!!

it is even greater becouse it deals with the flying of two of the most emblematic planes of England during WWII, the Spitfire and the might Typhoon!!!!!!!

I apreciated it very much and send the warmest regards to autor for the nice job done; as a sugesttion for second issue, some sketches made in pencil would be a nice addition to book.

I liked it very much
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