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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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    Peter LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 05-17-15
    Peter LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 05-17-15 Member Since 2015

    I am a television editor and producer. There are so many ways to tell a story, but novel writing is the purest form. I am working on my first novel. It is the hardest yet most satisfying endeavor of my life so far.

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    "Well crafted but quick to resolve"

    The whole series is well written taking us on a fantastic journey through time and multiple lands and cultures.

    This third book rapidly moves into the next 2 generations while continuing many of the central conflicts from the earlier books.

    The last third of the novel focuses on WWI in a captivating and detailed manner. The main characters stay key to the bigger story.

    My only issue with the conclusion of the trilogy is its abrupt ending. It technically resolves the series - but feels rushed and less thorough than the capabilities of the author had proved up to that point.

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    linda 04-29-15
    linda 04-29-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Just amazing. Never wanted it to end."

    I have read Rhe Power of One and now this trilogy ending in Solomon's Song. I am looking forward to reading every book Courtney has written. I've never said that about any other author.

    Escaping into a book thats always waiting for you is so wonderful a part of life. This trilogy had it all! I just loved it.

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    Joange Rice, VA, United States 04-14-15
    Joange Rice, VA, United States 04-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Sure wish there was Book 4!"

    I love Bryce Courtney and really enjoyed Books 1 and 2 of this trilogy. Book 3 was not so enjoyable but I stuck with it because well, it's Courtney! Way too much war during the second 1/2 and too many questions at the end.

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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
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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
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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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