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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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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

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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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  • sonya webster
  • 06-30-20

amazing

loved it & Tears of the moon.
I could actually picture myself being there in Broom & knowing these these people, awesome read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-19

Voice drove me nuts

I tried to listen to this three times. Now I’m just going to delete it. I’ve never listened to a more annoyingly narrated story. Nor have I ever had a conversation with anyone that kept the same tone or pitch regardless the matter, dilemma or topic ever!

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  • Bruce Warrington
  • 05-06-19

a moving story

How do you really summarise a story with so much depth. It's like trying to describe all the ocean has to offer in a single sentence.
As a proud Western Australian, familiar with Broome and the Kimberley as a whole, I found the story very easy to relate to.
The sense of wonder, the familiarity with the senses being awoken as the characters travelled and experienced different aspects of the land.
And, as a lost soul myself, I found myself yearning for solace with the characters. And at the same time, understanding the trepidation they felt when discovering themselves.
I wanted to cry when it concluded.
And when a writer can feed your emotions at every turn, right to the end, I know I have found a new favourite.
I cant wait to read/listen to Di's other stories.
Judy Nunn is also very similar should others wish to check out a similar style of writing and story telling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-31-18

Not at all interesting

Ive been to Broome and the only nterest this book would be is for someone wlooking to travel there

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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.