©1999 Bruce Courtenay; (P)2000 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"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)
This book captured me from the start. Only later did I realise it was the third book in the series. It didnt matter because it was a story in its own right.
Humphrey Bower is a great narrator. I never get sick of his voice, and he brings the story alive.
a great ending
David not getting his own way
Hawk confronting David
A really great read. A great ending to a long runjning saga
I would recommend this book because its keeps you wanting more.
Any of Bruce Courtenays book
All Bruce!s books are well worth listening to.
45 hours of listening to the trilogy with all of the ups and downs along the way to end so abruptly. It felt like the author ran out of ideas for these people and just ended the book. I don't get it. After 45 hours of following the lives in these books, it seems like a really mean joke to end the way it did. I don't think i'll be listening to anymore Bryce Courtenay books for a while. Mr Courtenay, I'm mad at you!
The story line is so revealing about human nature and what motivates us in our daily actions. His writing subtly reminds us of our human weaknesses and our strengths, and yet, he gives us a reason to have hope. And the narration absolutely makes it come alive. Love listening to Bower---one of the best I've heard.
You must read the entire trilogy starting with the Potato Factory---that makes the characters much more alive and the motivations better understood. Overall I've read all of the Michener books and would put Courtney close to his level of accomplishment.
Excellent as all the others have been. He adds so much in the manner which he presents the characters.
When Hawk would take the longer view and do the right things for the future benefit of his family and friends knowing that he would be criticized personally. That's such an uncommon characteristic in society---doing the right thing at personal cost.
I haven't read any of this---perhaps it might not be as good in the read as the listen. I will say that Bower has to add to the story in a significant manner.
The 3rd book ties all the charaters together and you really care about them. The narrator was very good, gave the story a flavor of Austrailia and England. Some of the story was raw and brutal, but very real.
Well up top in my audio list
I think Bryce Courtenay writes amazing stories, and love that history is woven in.
Dont have a special scene i like, i think the narrator of these books truly adds so much to all the books, and i was very pleased to see the same narrator is used in all his books, as i plan to listen to all of them !
I am so pleased i discovered all Bryce Courtenay's books on Audible, i had read 2 of his books, and now i have bought quite a few books from audible and plan to listen to all of his books, they are great, you will enjoy them i am sure.
I really enjoyed the first 2 books but this one is awful. Full of trauma, gore, and unhappiness which barely relates to the characters we want to know about. I found myself crying and shuddering often during the story. I felt edgy and unhappy even when I wasn't reading. This is really a rant against war and not much of an effort to wrap up a good trilogy. I HATE the ending. Just stop at the second book.
I just finished the three books in the Australia Triology, for a second listen.The characters are great. At times great, other times a little melocholy.I love Humphrey Bower's narration.
My most insightful is part is the Gippoli section.
I have listened to more than a dozend Humphrey Bower narrations. This one is equal to his best.
I think my favorite Humphry Bower narration is a section of Shantaram, the section with Provaka.
Hawk is my favorite.
I recommend you listen in order, The Potato Factory, Tommo and Hawk, and Solomon's Song. But one could read this one alone.My other favorite author about Australia is Nevel Shute. A Town like Alice is great.
Yes, I have recommended the whole trilogy
This book was good but out of the three my least favoritel
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