The Opal Desert

Narrated by: Kate Hood
Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Opal Desert is the story of three women from different generations with unresolved issues in their lives who meet in the fictitious NSW town of Opal Lake.

Kerrie, in her 40s, has just lost her famous sculptor husband who had been the centre of her existence and for whom she made many sacrifices and she now finds her life has lost direction. Shirley, approaching 80, was betrayed by her lover many years before and has retreated from the world, becoming a recluse living in an underground dugout. Anna,19, has a promising athletic career but is torn between the commitment to her sport, which could carry her to the Olympics, or enjoying life like other young people.

The friendship that develops between these three women, who meet in the strangely beautiful but desolate landscape of the opal fields, helps them resolve and come to terms with the next stage of their lives.

©2011 Lady Byron Pty Ltd. (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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loved this book outstanding. will continue to read this arthor without fail. she knows how to tell a story

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  • Diana
  • 04-17-16

Great

Great to read such a wonderful Australian story. I have been to some of the places so it really comes to life in my imagination.

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  • Aussie 66
  • 08-11-20

lovely description of the outback

I didn't like the narrator her choice of voice/accent for the characters was weird. for example; why would a person who arrived in Australia at 3 have at 40+ the voice of an old man with an accent being a cross between Italian and Russian?? the book was pleasant enough.

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  • Emma
  • 03-27-20

Great Story

It was a most enjoyable story, good background descriptions, suspense and interesting characters. Well narrated...

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  • Megan
  • 11-10-16

Great book !!

This is a great book ! Takes you to another place , and give you an insight to another life and some of the different lives that this country has to offer !