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A Cafe in Venice

Narrated by: David Tredinnick
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Quirky and neurotic, Gordon B. Shoesmith is a 30-something jazz musician seeing his twelfth psychiatrist in as many years. He increasingly discovers that there is a conflict between his artist's idealism and the hard reality of life, fuelled by his ambitious journalist girlfriend, Jenny, and her disapproving parents.

Gordon finds himself on an improvised, medicated roller-coaster ride of self-discovery that drags him from cockroach-infested, inner-city anonymity to mercurial artistic success, to the cynical world of advertising. He's finally tossed onto a road that leads to a café, run by Joe, a middle-aged, Palestinian Elvis impersonator, in the desert town of Venice, South Australia.

©2001 Dorian Mode (P)2002 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Great fun.

What made the experience of listening to A Cafe in Venice the most enjoyable?

This is one of the best narrations I have had the pleasure of listening to. It's a very funny book to begin with and the cast of characters, so quintessentially Australian in their multicultural flavours, is rendered with great skill and comic genius by David Tredinnick. I laughed out loud.

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Australian listeners will love this audiobook.

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  • 01-26-18

A jolly good laugh . Very Aussie

Well written , good fun .
Great narration .
A slice of Aussie .
My go to road trip book ( Just don't hit any kangas)

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  • Katrina
  • 07-11-18

A great read a wonderful Australian Story superbly read

I took a punt on this audio book given the short introduction didn’t exist. It paid off in dividends. Such a great first novel, I can’t wait for the next. Captures so beautifully Australian life and it’s characters all brought to life by David Tredinnick who never disappoints as a narrator. Thankyou