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Harper

Ivanhoe, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • Capricornia

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Xavier Herbert
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    Spanning three generations, Capricornia tells the story of Australia's North. It is a story of whites and Aborigines and Asians, of chance relationships that can form bonds for life, of dispossession, murder and betrayal.

    Vivian says: "Too Long"
    "One of Australia's Top Reads Made Easy."
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    This is a truly terrific book read by an excellent narrator. We listened to it travelling across the Australian Northern Territory, enthralled for the entire 22 hour performance. Humphrey Bower is a narrator at the top of his craft. I also loved 'Hand-me-down World' read by him.
    Set in Australia's 'other country' of the Northern Territory, 'Capricornia' follows the story of a pair of brothers and their decendants as they learn to survive in this frontier society. Herbert's work is one of the greats of Australian 20 C. fiction and you don't have to carry the big bugger around! ( it's long) It is also a must-read for those interested in the history of black-white relations in Australia in the early 20th Century. Herbert writes with great understanding of the plight of the Aborigines and so-called 'half castes' in this violent post-colonial society.

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