Australian Trilogy
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  • 1
    The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1 | Bryce Courtenay

    The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    Best audiobook of the year!

    If there were an audiobook award for 'best of the year', Bryce Courtney's 'The Potato Factory' would get my vote, hands down. It has everything -- a c..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2005 by karen (United States)
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    Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3 | Bryce Courtenay

    Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    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.

    Not what I hoped for.

    I enjoyed the first two books for the blending of history and fiction that provided action and great character development. Solomon's Song being the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2011 by John (Huntington Beach, CA, United States)