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Tommo and Hawk Audiobook

Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

Along the way, Hawk meets the outrageous Maggie Pye, who brings love and laughter into his life. But the demons of Tommo's past return to haunt the brothers. With Tommo at his side, Hawk takes on a fight against all odds to save what they cherish most. In the final confrontation between good and evil, three magpie feathers become the symbol of Tommo and Hawk's rite of passage.

©1997 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2000 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Humphrey Bower captures each character, making listeners forget that one majestic voice creates the various natives, the Irish, the English, and people of all ages. Few will fail to be enthralled by this adventure saga, which skillfully captures history while keeping listeners glued to their earphones." (Audiofile)

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    Luvtallships 03-15-16

    Seit 1987 lebe ich in den USA, seit 12 Jahren in Virginia.Hoere deutsche Buecher um mit deutscher Literatur auf dem laufenden zu bleiben.

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    "I loved this book."

    Fascinating story with historic background, great characters, excellent narration. Listened to it in three days. Highly recommend it.

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    David Gilbert Huntington Beach Ca 03-08-16
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    "Loving this trilogy"

    Can't wait for the next book. The author and narrator are a perfect match. None better.

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    barrie 03-04-16
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    "Sparks of Genius"

    The quality of the opening two chapters is up there with Dumas, Dickens et al. The only weak point to this book I would say is the lack of a main plot.

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    Julie Le Center, MN, USA 02-22-16
    Julie Le Center, MN, USA 02-22-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Just as good as the first one!"

    Can't wait to see what happens next! Especially what happens to Tommo. I don’t want to say anything by saying more

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    Rebecca Seattle, WA, United States 02-21-16
    Rebecca Seattle, WA, United States 02-21-16 Member Since 2016

    Retired Spanish interpreter and ESL teacher. I love books of every genre. Clever turns of phrase can fill me with joy.

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    "Amazing."

    This, the sequel to The Potato Factory, was just as fascinating. Well researched and vividly told, the history of Australia is brought to life in the story of two brothers, the adopted sons of Mary Abacus, as they continue the tale begun in London.
    Really really good!

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    trina new england 12-15-15
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    "Wow!!!"

    So descriptive!! Great character studies!!! And the voice of the narrator is amazing! I loved this book!

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    brspencer 12-15-15
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    "Nearly should be classed as fantasy."

    Story was too fantastic to be remotely believable... This unfortunately hurt my capacity to enjoy it. Main character was a super hero that could excel in everything and did.

    Repetition of some phrases was curious and a bit odd. Every chapter seemed to be a separate essay and required repeating of some phrases and sentences which were very clear from the beginning.

    Good bits of humour to break it all up and keep it up lifting at some points. Sex scenes were hilarious to listen to but the way they were written was as a young teenager...

    The performance of Humphrey was good as the previous book... However the characters showed less unique differences as before. There was the English government worker, low class Australian woman, Irish worker... I know its difficult to find unique features for each character but sometimes it was hard to tell people apart.

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    EBONEE WINDSOR MILL, MD, United States 09-14-15
    EBONEE WINDSOR MILL, MD, United States 09-14-15 Member Since 2017
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    "wish it was a happier ending"

    Good read just wish they had better luck through out their journey. Maggie pie should not died.

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    Mike 08-22-15
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    "Excellent story, incredible narration. Easily one of the most enjoyable reads on Audible in a number of years. Well worth it."

    Probably the best narrator in the business you will not be sorry with this selection, full of amazing stories and likeable foes as well as some truly horrific ones. The history is great and I can not wait for the next instalment. Do not miss book one "The Potato Factory"

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    Mary Jo Oberg 07-13-15
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    "Tommo and Hawk 2 stories in one"

    Forever exciting, every page! Super character development! The narrator was so talented at voices always

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