You have to start with The Potato Factory, listen to it first. After that 5 star listen you will want to immediately listen to this one. It does not disappoint. Until I started listening to this story my favorite narrator was Frank Muller. He took Grisham, Stephen King and Pat Conroy's masterpieces to another level. I thought no one could top his ability. The combination of Bryce Courtenay and Humphrey Bower has taken audio books may pass that level. I've spent hundreds of hours listening to audio books, this series is my favorite by far.
This is a history of Australia told and performed by a stellar team of artists. Bryce writes like Charles Dickens. You really could compare his writing to classics like Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, etc.
Ikey Solomon is my favorite character from an audio book. Humphrey Bower nails this character.
Both Tommo and Hawk are memorable
The story has many layers that are easy to keep track of. The writing is superb and the characters are etched in your memory for all time. This is one hell of a tale. Very much worth a credit.
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