Les Norton is a likeable, rough-and-tumble bloke who definitely enjoys his tumbles and an occasional bit of rough. With narrator Dino Marnika's smooth, effortless performance, Le's adventures unspools like an epic narrative as he makes plans to go on a whitewater rafting holiday after a quick gig on a radio station. But, as usual, his plans go awry and he ends up going on a four-wheel drive to Cooktown to look for a pair of missing scuba divers, bumping into a UFO-chasing space cadet, man-eating crocodiles, and strangers out for his blood along the way. Marnika narrates Les' adventures with straight-faced affability that underscores their amusing tall-tale quality.
What should have been a quick gig on a radio station, followed by a whitewater rafting holiday in Cairns, finishes up a mud-soaked four-wheel drive trip to Cooktown with Norton looking for two missing scuba divers. The Army, the Air Force and half the Queensland water police couldn't find the two missing divers - so what chance does Les have?
Along the way, Les bumps into a kooky little space cadet who spends her time chasing UFO's and predicting the future, man-eating crocodiles, heat and humidity, and strangers everywhere out for his blood. Then, in a place of indescribable beauty, Norton uncovers unimaginable terror.
©1998 Robert G. Barrett; (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
Very entertaining stuff, from Robert G Barrett as always, this one stands out as one of the best.
Thrills and laughter all the way through!
Thank you Robert!
The narrator does a good job of this one as well.
great well read
david treddinick is a very good reader he seems to make the charictors come to life being australian with the use of the slang its great
he can bring the life to the story
les do,s it again
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