Jack & Harry: No Turning Back, narrated in clear and empathetic tones by Australian David Tredinnick, is a rollicking adventure tale, set in Perth in 1950, about two young well-adjusted boys who are falsely accused of stealing. Blowing their plight out of proportion to the supposed crime at hand, the two impulsively flee town, getting the cash to do so from a wild and well-placed bet, and begin an exciting, difficult, and epic madcap journey across the Great Outback.
A fun coming-of-age story and lively road trip tale.
My husband and I really enjoyed this book. We have been to a lot of the towns mentioned in this book.
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I listened to this to verify it was ok for kids. Often Audible kids books are not appropriate in my opinion. Some good lessons but nothing too deep, just a fun adventure of some young boys. My boys love to listen to this one on road trips. Narrator has a fun Australian accent.
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This is an entirely charming and engaging little story about two young boys' coming of age. The story may be simple, but the narration, story, and characters make it a very worthwhile addition to your library. Additionally, it is a wonderful listen that will make you smile and feel good.
Where does Jack & Harry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
its a good listen the boys get up to some great adventurestrue of the time this book is set about well written
What other book might you compare Jack & Harry to and why?
bryce courtneys tommo and hawk 2 boys on a big life adventure
What does David Tredinnick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
yes he is a very good reader make the book very lifelike
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
yes it gets you hooked on what is about to happen
a real good fun book about a couple of happy go lucky lads
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I read this book and loved the boys own adventure before listening to it, David Tredinnick does a great job of giving all of the characters personalities to life.
A great holiday listen.
Fantastic work by the narrator bringing this wonderful story to light. I simply loved it and found it hard to drag myself away each time I tuned in. Just brilliant. You wont want to stop at 1 book and move right into number 2. Like the other reviewers these two books would make for wonderful Australian films.
what a great story and excellent narration by David Tredinnick well worth your time while on the road
David tredinnick is an excellent story teller for this Aussie adventure story of two boys in the outback
The whole story & presentation took me away to the outback of Australia. I loved every moment of it, there was not one part where I thought that it was anything but great
It seems I am forced to write a review or to rate this book before I can delete it from my phone
I pay for this book and I object to the fact that the owners of the app can dictate terms
They have recently told me my credits will be taken away if I don't order
The book is great the carrion that provide it are not
Listened to this book going around
Australia up cape York and down to
Seriously an amazing Australian story. Made me laugh all the way through. Can't wait until this is a movie!
Think I'll read the second book? :)
This story was engaging from start to finish. The combination of the author's authentic portrayal of the people and places of the outback during the 50's with fantastic narration made it easy to believe Jack and Harry were real people. I can't wait to start the sequel!
This is a beaut. The first little section of the book had me worried it was written for a young audience, but it all changes eventually.
I felt really attached to the characters pretty quickly! It's an awesome story with great writing, and the second book is just as great.
This book had me laughing, crying and full of joy.
It's rekindled a longing to get out and explore. Something that's not so easy to do at 40 with all of life's little things that go with being an adult.
One of the best books I've ever read.