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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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2057)
    Performance
    (1411)
    Story
    (1413)

    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"
    "Brilliant"
    Overall

    I chose this book because of its New Zealand history and I took a while to subsequently start listening, as I anticipated an emotional rollercoaster. That it was and once I started I couldn't stop. I loved the history and became enfolded into the lives of the major characters. The writing was superb and the narration also. I missed the first in the trilogy, but am back to download the last. I will then no doubt download the first and start listening all over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became one of the most important tools in medicine

    Penni says: "Wow"
    "Excellent read through changing ethical practice"
    Overall

    I found this a very interesting history about the people involved in changing the face of biology as we know it. From the family and their experiences of being involved in the process to the scientists. Ethical practices have changed over time and it is interesting to consider whether the same thing could happen today.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • City of Veils

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Zoe Ferraris
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    In the maze of narrow streets, a faceless killer hides... The burkha-clad body of a young woman is discovered on the grimy sands of Jeddah beach. Investigating policeman Osama Ibrahim, forensic scientist Katya Hijazi and her friend, the strictly devout Bedouin guide Nayir Sharqi join forces to search out the truth in the scorching city streets and the vast, lethal emptiness of the desert beyond.

    Sarah says: "enjoyable read"
    "enjoyable read"
    Overall

    This book had a good story line as well as a very different cultural climate. The characters continue from her first book, and I should have found it easier had I started with this. But it is a good story in its own right

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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