The Shepherd's Hut

Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
5 out of 5 stars (53 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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brilliant

I loved every aspect of this story. Moving, insightful and entertaining.
beautifully written and read

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A haunting, harrowing and poetic journey

Perfectly told tale of two men, one at the beginning of his life, the other at the end, both with deep dark secrets. Only the third character, the timeless landscape, seems settled. The voices are as authentic as they are poetic. I savoured every word. The characters have stayed with me, haunted me, from as soon as the last word was spoken. Oh, and the narration is superb. The accents are perfectly rendered. Do yourself a favour... it is the sort of book that enriches life.

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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

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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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  • 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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  • Thursday's Child
  • 03-11-19

Standing Ovation

A standing ovation for Kate Mulvaney's reading of The Shepherd's Hut. At first I wasn't sure about a female voice for this very masculine antihero but she was spot on in her delivery. This is one of Tim Winton's best.

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  • Kindle 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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  • rebecca
  • 01-11-19

Excellent performance!

Really enjoyed this novel - Winton never disappoints! I loved the raw language and the development of characters. The description of the scenery was marvellous; Winton conveyed a brutal yet wonderful landscape. I very much enjoyed Mulvaney’s performance. I highly recommend this book. 5 stars! ***** Thank you, Tim Winton!

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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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  • Skye
  • 02-04-19

So well narrated.

Narrator was brilliant, made Jaxie come to life. Not a fan of the ending, too many questions left unanswered and very abrupt. A good listen while it lasted.

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  • Mandy
  • 12-05-18

best narration I've experienced. <br /><br />

after three years of listening to audible, Kate is by far the best narrator I've heard so far. it's a shame she hasn't worked on more books, fingers crossed we'll hear more of her work soon.

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