Les Norton
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  • 1
    You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids | Robert G. Barrett

    You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    Les Norton, a big red-headed country boy from Queensland, has just arrived in the big smoke and is set to make his mark. Working as a bouncer at an illegal casino in the Cross, Les encounters a number of fascinating characters who make up the seamier side of one of the most exciting cities in the world – gamblers, conmen, bookies, bouncers, hookers and hit men, who ply their respective trades from the golden sands of Bondi to the tainted gutters of Kings Cross... usually on the wrong side of the law.

    norton

    yes les norton is a character and you wouldn,t be dead for quids

    Reviewed on August 31 2014 by Tracey (craigmore, Australia)
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  • 3
    The Boys from Binjiwunyawunya | Robert G. Barrett

    The Boys from Binjiwunyawunya

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    There's no two ways about Les Norton - the carrot-topped country boy who works as a bouncer at Sydney's top illegal casino. He's tough and he's mean. He's got a granite jaw, fists like hams, and they say the last time he took a tenner from his wallet Henry Lawson blinked at the light. Lethal but loyal, he's always good for a laugh. In this, the third collection of Les Norton adventures, Les gets his boss off the hook. But not without the help of the boy from Binjiwunyawunya. Les then finds himself in a spot of bother in Long Bay Gaol then in a lot more bother on a St. Kilda tram in Melbourne.

    Great, captures the true essence of AUSTRALIA

    Love this author and narrator. Just a romping good story. It is very funny in an unique Australian way. I am not sure that non Australians will un..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2014 by david (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 4
    The Godson | Robert G. Barrett

    The Godson

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    Les thought that playing minder to Peregrine Normanhurst III sounded like a dead-set snack: Les would keep Peregrine out of trouble. So what if he was on the run from the IRA? They’d never follow him to Australia… But Les quickly finds himself thrust into an adventure that moves at breakneck speed from the corridors of power in Canberra to the grimy tenements of Belfast, to climax in a nerve-shattering, blood-spattered shoot out on a survivalist fortress in the Tweed Valley.

    Brilliant !!

    Listened to this book 3times now and loved every minute . A true legend Mr Barrett , and a Great loss . Thank you .:-)

    Reviewed on January 02 2015 by David ()
  • 5
    Between the Devlin and the Deep Blue Sea | Robert G. Barrett

    Between the Devlin and the Deep Blue Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    Okay, so it looks like the Kelly Club is finally closing down - it had to happen sooner or later. And it isn’t as if Les Norton will starve. He has money snookered away, he owns his house, and his blue-chip investment - a block of flats in Randwick - must be worth a fortune by now. Except that the place is falling down, the council is reclaiming the land, there’s been a murder in Flat 5, and the tenants are the biggest bunch of misfits since the Manson family.

    Fantastic

    Love this author and narrator. Just a romping good story. It is very funny in an unique Australian way. I am not sure that non Australians will un..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2014 by david (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 6
    White Shoes, White Lines and Blackie: Les Norton, Book 6 | Robert G. Barrett

    White Shoes, White Lines and Blackie: Les Norton, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    All Les Norton wanted was a quiet coffee and Sacher cake at the Hakoah Club in Bondi, and to be left alone to sort out his troubled love life. How he let notorious conman Kelvin Kramer talk him up to Surfers Paradise for five days, Les will never know. He went along expecting some relaxation in the sun, the chance to earn a little money, and possibly a little fresh romance. Les definitely got the earn. He certainly got the girl. But what Norton mainly got in Surfers Paradise was trouble. In a size 40 Double-D cup.

    white shoes

    yes i like norton and company

    Reviewed on September 25 2014 by Tracey (craigmore, Australia)
  • 7
    And De Fun Don't Done | Robert G. Barrett

    And De Fun Don't Done

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    They don't call him Lucky Les for nothing. A ticket in a raffle and Norton was off to the US of A, where it turned out hot, red hot, and it wasn't just the weather. Night club brawls, mafia hitmen, and too many girls called Lori, all in a sea of margaritas. Even for Les Norton, it was just too hot to handle. So it was off to the Caribbean, where Millwood Downie - schoolteacher, historian, and would-be stand-up comic - helps Les trace his family tree and possibly uncover the biggest earn ever.

    Listening to the makes me feel good

    Love this author and narrator. Just a romping good story. It is very funny in an unique Australian way. I am not sure that non Australians will un..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2014 by david (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 8
    Mele Kalikimaka Mr. Walker: Les Norton, Book 8 | Robert G. Barrett

    Mele Kalikimaka Mr. Walker: Les Norton, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    Norton's old friend turned out to be the biggest brothel owner in America. Madam to the stars. Through her, Les met Mitzi Moonkiss; he also met the Japanese Yakuza, lesbian geisha girls and every time he put his head out the door some boofhead US Marine was looking for a fight. And these were all the nice people. Somewhere in the middle a crazed serial killer was on the loose with a bayonet. Aloha, Les.

    Robert Barrett ya Legend.

    Another great work by a sadly missed Robert G Barrett . listened to this 1 for about the 15th time, and still a bloody good story. And what more c..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2015 by David ()
  • 9
    The Day of the Gecko: Les Norton, Book 9 | Robert G. Barrett

    The Day of the Gecko: Les Norton, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    Moving into his old flame Susie's flat in Bondi should have been a piece of cake for Les Norton - except that Price and Eddie had other ideas. There were two bodies buried under the handball courts at the Bondi baths. The man to get them out? Major Garrick Lewis, aka, The Gecko. With Norton for company, The Gecko literally took Bondi, and everything that went with it, in stride - Mossad hit squads, the KGB, ASIO, yobbo builders and loose women looking for action. And for once, Les is flat out keeping up.

    Ace! Loved it!

    It was the last book in the les series I had to read and this and the godson are my favourites!

    Reviewed on May 09 2015 by Nick (Lenah Valley, Australia)
  • 10
    Rider on the Storm | Robert G. Barrett

    Rider on the Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By David Tredinnick
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    Robert G. Barrett is a master of political incorrectness. For more than a decade now, Robert G. Barrett has been entertaining Australians with the cocky Queenslander Les Norton and his outrageous exploits. In this collection, as well as more great Les Norton stories, Robert G. Barrett offers his views on getting published, getting famous, getting the dole and getting a date. Rider on the Storm and Other Bits is Les Norton at his worst and Robert G. Barrett at his best.

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  • 11
    Guns ‘N’ Rosè | Robert G. Barrett

    Guns ‘N’ Rosè

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    Norton needed a holiday - anywhere - as long as it was out of Bondi. Price was only too willing to oblige - Les could have his house at Terrigal. All he had to do was look after George Brennan's nephew for a week while he was there. Sounded okay to Norton, and it was better than spending his own money. Jimmy Rosewater was young, cool and the original brown-eyed handsome man. He loved good wine, going to restaurants, going line-dancing, and the ladies loved him. This suited Les nicely.

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  • 12
    Mud Crab Boogie | Robert G. Barrett

    Mud Crab Boogie

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    Look out Wagga Wagga. Les Norton's in town and he feels like dancing. Extreme Polo. The wildest game on water. That's what it said on TV. All Les had to do was drive down to Wagga Wagga for an old mate who owed him a favor, Neville (Nizegy) Nixon, and pick up the Murrumbidgee Mud Crabs.

    Excellent easy listening

    From the first word to the last. This book was a good distraction from the hours of boredom of long driving. As the Les Norton adventures books I have..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 10 2011 by Francis (Albany, Australia)
  • 13
    Goodoo Goodoo | Robert G. Barrett

    Goodoo Goodoo

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    From FM radio to FN Queensland, Goodoo Goodoo is the latest Les Norton adventure. Robert G. Barrett shows again why he is Australia's biggest-selling contemporary author, a hit with both men and women readers.

    Great entertainment!

    Very entertaining stuff, from Robert G Barrett as always, this one stands out as one of the best.
    Thrills and laughter all the way through!
    Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 13 2011 by Joachim (Segeltorp, Sweden)
  • 14
    The Wind and the Monkey | Robert G. Barrett

    The Wind and the Monkey

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
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    Robert G. Barrrett's latest Les Norton adventure, The Wind and the Monkey, set in Port Stephens, NSW, is a romance as well as an adventure - proving once again Barrett's enormous appeal to both men and women readers.

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  • 15
    Leaving Bondi | Robert G. Barrett

    Leaving Bondi

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    Les figured by tossing $50,000 into the Gull's movie he'd become the next Sam Goldwyn. Only someone put a bomb on the film set. And who gets the blame? Now Norton's a fugitive from the law, desperate to prove his innocence.

    Still enjoyable

    It's Les Norton in trouble (again) but with the usual amount of luck comes up smelling like roses

    Reviewed on February 04 2012 by Laurie (Crestmead, Australia)
  • 16
    Mystery Bay Blues | Robert G Barrett

    Mystery Bay Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert G Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    Just when everything was going so good, Les slips a disc in his back. He can't run, he can't train. He can't do anything much. But he can still drive his car. So it's down to Narooma for the South Coast Blues Festival and a bit of R&R: 30 bands and three days and nights of non-stop rock 'n' roll. Which would have been great, only Les has to have a slight altercation with four fishermen on his first night in town. Now the toughest, meanest, most horrible bloke on the south coast is after his blood.

    Mystery Bay Blues

    Les Norton is back to his old tricks. Not as many "scrapes" as he usually has been you still have to love Les Norton. The hitman with heart!!

    Reviewed on May 11 2009 by Kylie (Mallabula, NSW, Australia)
  • 17
    Rosa-Marie's Baby | Robert G Barrett

    Rosa-Marie's Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert G Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Robert G Barrett's Rosa-Marie's Baby is action, romance, and intrigue with a diabolical twist. Set in Melbourne, Lorne and Apollo Bay, Victoria, it proves once again why Robert G Barrett is called the king of popular Australian fiction.

    Rosa-Marie's Baby

    Every good

    Reviewed on July 24 2009 by Alan (Logan, QLD, Australia)
  • 18
    Crime Scene Cessnock | Robert G. Barrett

    Crime Scene Cessnock

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    All it took was a summer's day and a flat tire on his push-bike, and Les is out on bail and on the run from a gun-happy street gang intent on a drive-by. So, with Warren's help, Les Norton defendant, becomes Len Gordon film director, safely ensconced at the ultra-swish Opal Springs Health Resort till Eddie can sort things out back in Sydney.

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  • 19
    Les Norton and the Case of the Talking Pie Crust | Robert G Barrett

    Les Norton and the Case of the Talking Pie Crust

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robert G Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    Les is quite happy resting up after the flu when Warren has to tip him into an earn. Norton's mate from the Albanian Mafia, Bodene Menjou, is planning to make the most politically correct movie ever made in Australia, Gone With the Willy Willy, and has a script stolen. If Les can find it, a lazy $50,000 could fall in. How can Norton say no?

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  • 20
    High Noon in Nimbin | Robert G. Barrett

    High Noon in Nimbin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
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    Arranging the hit on Fabio was a low act, and Les knew it. And when you get Sydney's deadliest killer to do the hit, there's always a quid pro quo. In this case, Les had to take a trip to Nimbin to help an old army mate of Eddie Salita's open a bar, the Double L Ranch. Which suited Les, since he had to take his friend Tony Nathan to the waxhead wedding of the year at Bluey's Beach, and it was on the way. The waxhead wedding of the year turned into the ethnic brawl of the decade.

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