The Real Thing

Narrated by: Dino Marnika
Series: Les Norton, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It isn't every day you help murder someone with poison in an illegal casino, whisk his body halfway across town in a Rolls Royce after robbing him, then bury his body in tonnes of concrete underneath an international airport - all more or less with the co-operation of two detectives. Les Norton is back in town!

Trouble seems to follow Les like a blue heeler after a mob of sheep. Maybe it's his job - being a bouncer at the infamous and illegal Kelly Club in Kings Cross isn't exactly the stuff a quiet life is made of. Maybe it's his friends, like Price Galese, the urbane and well-connected owner of the Kelly Club, or Eddie Salita, the hitman who learned to kill in Vietnam, or Reg Campbell, struggling artist and dope dealer. But then again maybe Les is just unlucky....

©2015 Robert G. Barrett (P)2015 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-20-18

Good book will be getting rest of series.

Les Norton is good value. Recommended to all. good book! Will be getting rest of series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-18-20

Always a good read

Robert G Barrett always delivers an enjoyable read full of laugh out loud moments and typical Les Norton adventures. If you don’t take yourself to seriously or have a stick lodged up your arse then you will most likely enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-20

Les Norton

What a great character a true blue Aussie who we all get to love. Bring on #3.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-18-20

Great series.

Les Norton is a great series of books but the way Dino Marnika reads them simply tops the lot. the way he is able to do the voices of the different characters is fantastic and really brings the story to life. I recommend they be read/listened to in chronological order though.

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  • julie ricketts
  • 09-09-19

loved it

loved it was really great to listen to on my cruise while sitting in the sun

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  • Dave
  • 09-19-18

Pretty average

Not one of the better Norton books. Becomes boring at stages and has little of the action that you expect from the big red headed Qld'er

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  • Michael
  • 11-11-15

good story

good story but narrator was difficult to understand. sounded a bit muffled so had to adjust audio settings