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Eucalyptus Audiobook

Eucalyptus

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A man called Holland, living on a remote estate in New South Wales, planted on his land a collection of all eucalyptus trees known to man. He then set, for his beautiful and only daughter Ellen, one of those traps essential to fairy tales: only a man who could correctly name each tree in his vast collection could have her hand in marriage.

On a country property a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen. Over the years, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, he plants hundreds of different gum trees on his land. When Ellen is 19 her father announces his decision: she will marry the man who can name all the species of eucalypt, down to the last tree.

Suitors emerge from all corners, including the formidable, straight-backed Mr Cave, world expert on the varieties of eucalypt. And then, walking among her father’s trees, Ellen chances on a strange young man who in the days that follow tells her dozens of stories set in cities, deserts, faraway countries.

Haunting and mesmerising, Eucalyptus illuminates the nature of storytelling itself.

©1998 Murray Bail (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    What disappointed you about Eucalyptus?

    the book has been abridged. This is very disappointing. I have read the book and it looses its magic when cut down to 3 hrs.


    What about Robert Menzies’s performance did you like?

    The performance was very good- he gives life to the story.


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    The full story is magical in its complexity. This abridged version does not do it justice

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Moreman Asheville, NC USA 03-17-15
    Sarah Moreman Asheville, NC USA 03-17-15
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    "A perfect story"

    exquisite, profound, like no other. I will listen to this over and over. thank you

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