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Shannon

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  • The Harp in the South

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ruth Park
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops and run-down boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money is scarce and life is not easy. Filled with beautifully drawn characters that will make you laugh as much as cry, this Australian classic will take you straight back to the colourful slums of Sydney with convincing depth, careful detail and great heart.

    Shannon says: "Great Narration of an Aussie classic"
    "Great Narration of an Aussie classic"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to someone who liked Australian literature. Classic Aussie lit seems to focus on place and challenging lifestyles in a tough environment. The Harp in the South is set in the slums of suburban Sydney and also depicts life for the poor in post-war times.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was satisfactory.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Hood – was your favorite?

    I have to say, I really enjoyed Kate Hood's performance. She's a fantastic narrator who really brought each of the characters to life! I didn't have a favourite character but very much enjoyed the dynamic between all the members of the Darcy family.


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

    I found myself laughing at times, saddened at other times.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a gem, a must read, particularly for Australian readers and authors.

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