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Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2 | [Bryce Courtenay]

Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.
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Publisher's Summary

Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

Along the way, Hawk meets the outrageous Maggie Pye, who brings love and laughter into his life. But the demons of Tommo's past return to haunt the brothers. With Tommo at his side, Hawk takes on a fight against all odds to save what they cherish most. In the final confrontation between good and evil, three magpie feathers become the symbol of Tommo and Hawk's rite of passage.

©1997 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2000 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Humphrey Bower captures each character, making listeners forget that one majestic voice creates the various natives, the Irish, the English, and people of all ages. Few will fail to be enthralled by this adventure saga, which skillfully captures history while keeping listeners glued to their earphones." (Audiofile)

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    Dao Cornelia, GA, USA 08-17-08
    Dao Cornelia, GA, USA 08-17-08
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    "Tomo and Hawk"

    Strong and endearing characters. Excellent narration!

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    Stuart Fujisaki Oak Park, California United States 03-11-13
    Stuart Fujisaki Oak Park, California United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2005

    I've been an audio book fan for years and years, since borrowing Books-on-Tape from my local library, buying cassettes from BOT, then migrating to Audible eight years ago. My audio library has become extensive. But still waiting for James Michener's work to get over here.....

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    "Not as interesting as Book 1 of the trilogy"

    Like probably the majority of sequels, this one the second installment of a trilogy, it didn’t live up to the original. Granted the storyline got advanced, but often not in a good way - I found myself not buying in emotionally to the characters or their problems. I think it could have been a much more interesting story had the author expanded on different aspects of the brothers’ travels. Don’t get me wrong, Tommo and Hawk had a lot of good moments. But by the end, I wanted to move on. I didn’t care that Hawk’s fiancée got killed. Actually I got kind of angry that Courtenay pulled the rug out at the last minute for the sole purpose of setting up a cliffhanger ending, thus forcing the reader to buy Part 3 to find out how Part 2 actually ended. I’ll probably eventually get sucked in to find out, but definitely not right away. One thing this story did for me was to open an interest in the Maori people. I have a copy of The Whale Rider which I'm going to re-read right now.....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Acme, Alberta, Canada 12-01-12
    Brenda Acme, Alberta, Canada 12-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "disappointing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Frankly, I found this book extremely boring! I found the first book of the series a bit slow, but this one, I couldn't get past the first 3 chapters


    Would you ever listen to anything by Bryce Courtenay again?

    doubtful


    What three words best describe Humphrey Bower’s voice?

    rich, saving grace


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the narrator was the only thing that kept me listening as long as i did.


    Any additional comments?

    a complete waste of a credit for me. I have tried to return it and have been unable to

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    Margo 04-24-12
    Margo 04-24-12 Member Since 2002

    Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.

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    "Well Worth the Credit"

    So far, I haven't found a Bryce Courtenay book that I didn't like. This is no exception. The reader is awesome. I am now headed for the third book in the trilogy.

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