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Editorial Reviews

The endearing tale of a mother and daughter in the rugged climes of Western Australia, Kimberley Sun beckons listeners on a vibrant and heartwarming jaunt through the country’s history. Actress Kate Hood (Prisoner, Blue Heelers) deftly depicts Di Morrissey’s colorful cast of characters, betraying the rich tapestry of cultures and experiences that make up the Australian character of past and present. Through the eyes of Lily Barton and daughter Sami, listeners meet Bobby, an Aboriginal man who finds himself on the wrong end of a murder investigation, and Farouz, the son of a camel driver from Afghanistan. The versatile Hood provides each character with a unique voice while nevertheless imparting the essentially Australian experience that binds together these modern-day pioneers of the Kimberley coast.

Publisher's Summary

This is the sequel to Di Morrissey's international best-seller, Tears of the Moon.

The story is set in the remote town of Broome, the desert, and the Kimberley coast - Australia's last frontier and a land of ancient beauty. Lily Barton, now 53, is beautiful, adventurous, and looking for a life change. Sami, her daughter, is driving alone through the outback to finally, reluctantly confront her family roots.

Together they are swept into a world where legends, myths and reality converge. They find that everyone they meet has a story to tell, from Farouz, the son of an Afghan camel driver, to Bobby, the Chinese-Aboriginal man who is tangled up in the murder of a German tourist - and who is the mysterious artist hiding in the desert? All have a secret and a story to share as each finds their place under the Kimberley Sun.

©2002 Lady Byron Pty Ltd.; (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Kate Hood does the unexpected in making an extraordinary story even more compelling. Every character...is splendid and distinct.â¿¿ (AudioFile Magazine)

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  • W.Denis
  • Savannah, GA, United States
  • 01-21-08

Everybody Wins

Kimberley Sun ambles along without ever making an impact. Its vanilla sex and politics make it unlikely to disturb readers' afternoons, let alone their sensibilities. In other words, it is perfect popular fiction

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • DIanne
  • Mead, Australia
  • 07-02-16

A nice easy listen

This was a nice easy listen, enough twists and turns to keep you intrigued and plenty of culture and diversity as well
A nice sequel to the first book about Broome and the pearling industry

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Settle Down and Enjoy

Where does Kimberley Sun rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right up with the top ten.

What did you like best about this story?

It is well written, has a good story line and was easy to listen to.

Which scene was your favorite?

Where the daughter eventually 'gets it' about her mother's relations.

If you could take any character from Kimberley Sun out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The bagpipe player

Any additional comments?

She has become my favourite author.

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  • Anna
  • 06-08-17

Enjoyable pearling yarn

Great potted history of aspects if pearling but felt it didn't deliver on the build up...no real climax. Easy listening and enjoyed it but left me a bit flat.

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  • Trish
  • 04-13-17

Kimberley Sun

Another great story from Di Morrissey.. Well told, easily identifiable characters, easy to lose yourself in the scenery.
For the most part the reading was excellent but the voice of Lily was very off putting.
she sounded English & upper class in this book, where in the first of the series she was a straight forward Aussie. I became very annoyed with her voice as it didnt fit the character at all!

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  • Jess
  • 02-18-16

Loved it!

Great book! Thoroughly enjoyed, despite a few mispronunciations haha!
Will be buying more of Di's books right now.