Blueback

Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Abel Jackson loves to dive. He's a natural in the water. He can't remember a time when he couldn't use a mask and snorkel to glide down into the clear deep. Life is tough out at Longboat Bay. Every day the boy helps his mother earn their living from the sea and the land. It's hard work, but Abel has the bush and the sky and the bay to himself. Until the day he meets Blueback, the fish that changes his life. Blueback is about people learning from nature.
©1998 Tim Winton (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Short but good ... enjoyed it

This was the first book of Tim Winton's I've read. I've heard so much about his writing. I wasn't disappointed. It was a short story about the sea, beautifully described, and a family who were part of its beauty.

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  • 07-31-20

Valentine

An absolute pleasure to listen to, an abundance of mythical philosophical humanist content in a relatively short work.
The central theme of the inter species Love between Boy and Fish is brilliantly pivotal and leads the listener through matters of vital importance that touch us all.
I particularly appreciate that while no direct cultural references are made, the listener is left to construct and embellish from their own personal experience. An Excellent Book

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  • Benjamin
  • 05-09-18

amazing to revisit

I remember my mother reading this to me as a young boy. amazing to visit this classic from my youth.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-19

Blueback

This is a beautifully poignant book much enjoyed by our whole family. The perfect audio book for our road trip up the north coast of nsw. Love Tim Winton and all that he writes- a true master of words.