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The Shepherd's Hut

Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. And then, in one terrible moment, his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. 

There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.

©2018 Tim Winton; 2018 W. F. Howes Ltd (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Captivating story. So beautifully written, Tim Winton. Narration by Kate Mulvany inspired casting , so good I listened to it in one sitting.

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  • Jan
  • 04-02-18

Bloody ripper!

This book will probably win a stack of literary prizes, but don’t let that put you off. The story, the land, the kid’s voice, the woman reading it are tight and true. You’ll find long detours and extra jobs just to keep listening.

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  • greg quinn
  • 04-01-18

Brilliant narration

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Wonderful story, evocative descriptions of country and men, two extraordinary characterisations. Tough journey but ultimately so redemptive. Highlight was the perfect choice of narrator; Kate brought the story alive with exquisite rendering of our main protagonists: best of any Audible book so far. .

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  • gina saunders
  • 03-23-18

Jasper Jones meets wake in fright

Tim Winton doesn't wimp out on dark detail. And every boy needs an old man who's fucked up some to teach him about forgiveness.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-11-19

Wonderful. Just wonderful.

Winton has turned Ocker Aussie into poetry in this exploration of masculinity. A wonderful listen.

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  • Garybaldy
  • 06-11-18

A masterpiece in every way

Not sure which was better; Winton's story and writing, or the stunning performance by Kate Mulvany. Both are brilliant!

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  • Martina
  • 05-28-18

a story of finding yourself

Very gritty story. Written in the first person the language is a rough vernacular. Some people may not like the frequent use of the f*** word. However it is a story about a very tough young male. It took me a while to get used to having a female voice narrate for a young teenage character, but Kate was excellent. After I settled into the style I couldn't put the book down. The depth in the writing is awesome.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-18

A masterpiece

Tim Winton at the top of his game. Don't miss this utterly absorbing, captivating read. A true study in the mastery of 'voice'. Themes of masculinity in our culture that are just so important to acknowledge and explore.

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  • Tatiana Brusyanina
  • 05-23-18

it was good

I thought there would be a bit more insight into the old man's story, but then it kinda developed too quickly and ended...I still enjoyed it. I normally grab long books, so this one was like a blink of an eye😄

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-29-18

Tim and Kate Magic

Terrific Aussie tale. Gripping storyline and grittily authentic characters. Kate was totally convincing shifting between abused teenager or banished Irish priest.

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  • Layla Sacker
  • 04-25-18

Damage and land.

What made the experience of listening to The Shepherd's Hut the most enjoyable?

The landscape comes to life through his language... I feel it see it and the vision of the salt lakes was extraordinary. How does Tim Winton know about characters who are so damaged and yet somehow you care what happens to them. Brilliant

What did you like best about this story?

I love Time Winton's style... his images are so rooted in the experiences of his characters and their words ring so true to them.

What does Kate Mulvany bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I found her narration of both characters perfect and her accent for the hermit wonderful. Actually I was almost brought to tears for both...

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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