Squashed Possums

Off the Beaten Track in New Zealand
Narrated by: Matthew Lyon
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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2016 Award Finalist - Travel Non-Fiction - Readers' Favorite Awards

"Terrific." (Bill Bryson, author of Notes from a Small Island)

Ten years after returning from the New Zealand outback, Jon receives a mysterious manuscript in the post. Narrated by Jon's former home, the lone caravan (RV), Squashed Possums reveals what it's like to live in the wild through four seasons, including New Zealand's coldest winter in decades. 

Discover how Jon finds himself reversing off the edge of a cliff, meet the Maori chef who survived 9/11, the pioneers who paved the way, and catch sight of the elusive kiwi bird. Encounter hedgehogs that fly, possums that scream, and perhaps most importantly, the lone RV with a story to tell....

"I thoroughly enjoyed it! What an interesting story." (Dr. Jock Phillips, NZ historian and author)

“The caravan narrator - yes, a first. May it sell in the millions.” (Giles Milton, author of White Gold and Nathaniel's Nutmeg

©2015 Jonathan Tindale (P)2018 Jonathan Tindale

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Living out in the bush in New Zealand

The story was told in diary form from the viewpoint of the old caravan Jon lived in and from his personal point of view. I will be visiting NZ soon and his story provides an unusual viewpoint of his experiences in NZ. I enjoyed hearing about the various characters in the story. It was entertaining and an educational story.

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  • M.C. Colon
  • 03-03-19

great non fiction story

it was a great story, loved all the history and what otherwise would have been just dry reading told with humor. would recommend to anyone needing a good read and laugh or two.

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  • 04-24-19

Over dramatised // self righteous

We Listened to this book whilst driving around the beautiful South Island of New Zealand