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Solomon's Song Audiobook

Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

©1999 Bruce Courtenay; (P)2000 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Humphrey Bower doesn't miss a nuance. His villains have a sharp, nasal nastiness, and his love scenes tickle the hairs at the nape of the neck. Bower's performance is spot-on." (Audiofile)

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    Henry 04-10-15
    Henry 04-10-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great writer, Great storyteller."

    Bryce Courtney is a great storyteller and entertaining writer. His books could be up there with some of the "Greats" but he gets down into the details of the social gutter too much at times to appeal to a wider audience. A little more discretion on the social/human dark side would allow me to recommend this to a lot more people.

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    RLS 04-04-15
    RLS 04-04-15
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    "Amazing detail told in a most captivating story."

    So good. I couldn't wait for the next opportunity to start again each day. Fell in love with the characters immediately. Sorry only to be finished now.....

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    David 02-27-15
    David 02-27-15
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    "Great saga"

    Courtney is a bit long winded but the story is good enough -- if a bit gory -- to carry you along.

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    Renee 02-01-15
    Renee 02-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The end of a great trilogy"

    I loved all three of his books but this one not my favorite. I am not a big fan of war novels and the majority of this is about Ben in WW1. That being said, this series of books was the best I have ever listened to on Audible. I would highly recommend this trilogy. I wish there was a book four.

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    Hazel C. 01-05-15
    Hazel C. 01-05-15
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    "Hazelnut"

    This was a superlative rendition of a fantastic historical tale. Written with depth on a topic of triumph in the midst of extreme dispare. A must read!!

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    Mandi 07-19-14
    Mandi 07-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting Trilogy, but leaves you hanging"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Solomon's Song to be better than the print version?

    Humphrey Bower's voice definitely adds to the piece.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I always appreciate Courtenay's attention to detail - you can see, hear, and even smell his stories.


    What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

    He did a nice job with a range of characters giving each a distinct personality.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I will admit to walking around with headphones in during every spare moment for several days to the great annoyance of others around me during this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Well written and performed, but it left me feeling like the story was unfinished.

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    Dian Ormeau, Australia 07-16-14
    Dian Ormeau, Australia 07-16-14 Listener Since 2008
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    "Last but not least."

    The last book in the Trilogy and again, I couldn't put it down. Humphrey Bower is a great narrator. All the books were very graphic and exciting. Can't wait to read my next Bryce Courtney book.

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    Neoprene 06-26-14
    Neoprene 06-26-14

    61 years old, degrees in behavior science and business. Fascinated w/ anthropology & past civilizations. This book should be a documentary

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    "Listened to trilogy from beginning to end WOW"
    What made the experience of listening to Solomon's Song the most enjoyable?

    Bryce Courtenay is brilliant. The Narration is engaging and the characters come to life as if in a movie. A must read. I am sure I will listen to all his work many times over.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each character is developed and then redeveloped as the years pass between the pages. How can you not respect, hate or fall in love with these imaginative beings you feel you know as friends.


    What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Humphrey Bower is an actor first, a orator second. I can not imagine listening to these books without his reading brilliance.


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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 06-10-14
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 06-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Glad the Austrailian trilogy is over!"

    I had purchased the The Potato Factory trilogy by Bryce Courtney all together. Even though I especially didn't like the 2nd book, I just finished reading the 3rd book, Solomon's Song.

    Unfortunately, it was disappointing, especially the ending. I feel that he didn’t really bring the story to a close, even though I was so happy that it was over!! I would have liked to have learned more about Ben's sister, Victoria, during the story. It would have also been great to see what was happening with the Potato Factory and Hawk while Ben was at war.

    I have always enjoyed Bryce Courtney's books in the past, but not this series.

    The narrator, Humphrey Bower, was excellent though.

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    JB 05-31-14
    JB 05-31-14
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    "Worth it!"

    This was the best Book of the Trilogy. It was hard to stop listening, and it was gut wrenching.

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