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Georgia

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  • Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1871)
    Performance
    (1247)
    Story
    (1248)

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    Angie says: "Brillant Narration"
    "No sugar coating about life here!"
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    If you could sum up Tommo and Hawk in three words, what would they be?

    Shocking, gritty, and fabulous


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hawk, because of his no nonsense views of life and love. He is a romantic and a realist who believes that family comes first at all cost. He sees the good in all people, but if someone crosses a loved one, there will be hell to pay. Hawk realizes that family comes in the form of blood relatives and also in those who we meet in life who care and love us.


    Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

    All of the characters are fabulous, but I like his interpretation of the female characters best.


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

    Of course, it made me do both. But mostly cry at the hardships and difficulties of both Tommo and Hawk in their lives.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have given this book a 5 except for the section towards the middle about the Maori war that sort of dragged on and on with less story of Tommo and Hawk. I think this is where Courtenay was "historical" part in the historical fiction classification.

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