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    • The Shepherd's Hut

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Jaxie Clackton is a brutalized rural youth who flees from the scene of his father's violent death and strikes out for the vast wilds of Western Australia. All he carries with him is a rifle and a waterjug. All he wants is peace and freedom. But surviving in the harsh saltlands alone is a savage business. And once he discovers he's not alone out there, all Jaxie's plans go awry. He meets a fellow exile, the ruined priest Fintan MacGillis, a man he's never certain he can trust, but on whom his life will soon depend.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What is all the fuss about?

    • By Richard Delman on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Shepherd's Hut

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love

    • By Melanie on 03-16-18

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Dirt Music

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Suzi Dougherty
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Georgie Jutland is a mess. At 40, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Her days have fallen into domestic tedium and social isolation. Her nights are a blur of vodka and pointless loitering in cyberspace. Leached of all confidence, Georgie has lost her way; she barely recognizes herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, atmospheric

    • By Bjerkana on 01-20-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Cloudstreet

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    Two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives from scratch. For 20 years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic for my city

    • By Matilda on 01-18-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Breath

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Troy Planet
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Breath, by renowned Australian author Tim Winton, is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia, two thrill-seeking teenage boys fall under the spell of a veteran big-wave surfer named Sando. Their mentor urges them into a regiment of danger and challenge, and the boys test themselves and each other on storm swells and over shark-haunted reefs. The boys give no thought to what they could lose, or to the demons that drive their mentor on into ever-greater danger. 

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Shepherd's Hut

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    For years, Jaxie Clackton has dreaded going home. His beloved mum is dead, and he wishes his dad was too, until one terrible moment leaves his life stripped to nothing. No-one ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. And so Jaxie runs. There's just one person in the world who understands him, but to reach her he'll have to cross the vast saltlands of Western Australia. It is a place that harbours criminals and threatens to kill those who haven't reckoned with its hot, waterless vastness.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Turning

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower, Caroline Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Here are turnings of all kinds - changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours - where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they have made for themselves. Beautifully crafted, and as tender as they are confronting, these elegiac stories examine the darkness and frailty of ordinary people and celebrate the moments when the light shines through.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It just got better and better

    • By Karen Campbell on 03-02-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Riders

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Stanley McGeagh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Fred Scully waits at the arrival gate of an international airport, anxious to see his wife and seven-year-old daughter. After two years in Europe they are finally settling down. He sees a new life before them, a stable outlook, a cottage in the Irish countryside that he's renovated by hand. He's waited, sweated on this reunion. He does not like to be alone - he's that kind of man. The flight lands, the glass doors hiss open, and Scully's life begins to go down in flames.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not his best

    • By Karen Campbell on 02-17-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Breath

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Troy Planet
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award and now a major film. When paramedic Bruce Pike is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong, he knows better than his colleague, better than the kid's parents, what happened and how. Thirty years before, that dead boy could have been him. A relentlessly gripping and deeply moving novel about the damage you do to yourself when you're young and think you're immortal.

    Regular price: $18.54

    • The Boy Behind the Curtain

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Tim Winton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The remarkable true stories in The Boy Behind the Curtain reveal an intimate and rare view of Tim Winton's imagination at work and play. In Tim Winton's fiction, chaos waits in the wings and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control. Winton's own life has also been shaped by havoc.

    Regular price: $33.47

    • Island Home

    • A Landscape Memoir
    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    'I grew up on the world's largest island.' This apparently simple fact is the starting point for Tim Winton's beautiful, evocative and sometimes provocative memoir of how this unique landscape has shaped him and his writing. For over 30 years, Winton has written novels in which the natural world is as much a living presence as any character.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very moving

    • By Susan Myers on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $29.84

    • The Boy Behind the Curtain

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Tim Winton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The remarkable true stories in The Boy Behind the Curtain reveal an intimate and rare view of Tim Winton's imagination at work and play. In Tim Winton's fiction, chaos waits in the wings, and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control. Winton's own life has also been shaped by havoc.

    Regular price: $33.47

    • Blueback

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Abel Jackson loves to dive. He's a natural in the water. He can't remember a time when he couldn't use a mask and snorkel to glide down into the clear deep. Life is tough out at Longboat Bay. Every day the boy helps his mother earn their living from the sea and the land. It's hard work, but Abel has the bush and the sky and the bay to himself. Until the day he meets Blueback, the fish that changes his life. Blueback is about people learning from nature.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Short but good ... enjoyed it

    • By Diane Challenor on 08-09-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • In the Winter Dark

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: James Wright
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Night falls. In a lonely valley called the Sink, four people prepare for a quiet evening. Murray Jaccob sees a moving shadow in his orchard. Across the swamp, his neighbour Ronnie watches her lover leave and feels her baby roll inside her. And on the verandah of the Stubbses house, a small dog is torn screaming from its leash by something unseen. Nothing will ever be the same again.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Eyrie

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Michael Veitch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Tom Keely's reputation is in ruins. And that's the upside. Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. Holed up in a grim high-rise, cultivating his newfound isolation, Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired, hurt, and angry. He's done fighting the good fight, and well past caring. But even in his seedy flat, ducking the neighbours, he's not safe from entanglement. All it takes is an awkward encounter in the lobby.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating

    • By Hugh on 11-14-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Shallows

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Tracey Callander
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Whales have always been the life-force of Angelus, a small town on the south coast of Western Australia. Their annual passing defines the rhythms of a life where little changes, and the town depends on their carcasses. So when the battle begins on the beaches outside the town, and when Queenie Cookson, a local girl, joins the Greenies to make amends for the crimes of her whaling ancestors, it can only throw everything into chaos.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Scission

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Samuel Johnson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Tim Winton's first collection of stories deals with men, women and children whose lives are coming apart and whose hearts are breaking. These spare, jagged stories, in which people struggle with change and disintegration, are vintage Winton.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • That Eye, the Sky

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Ort knows that the sky is watching. He knows what it means to watch. Things are terribly wrong. His father is withering away, his sister is consumed by hatred, his grandmother is all inside herself, and his mother, a flower-child of the 1960s, is brave but helpless. Then a strange man appears at their door. That Eye, the Sky is about love, about a boy's vision of the world beyond, about the blurry distinctions between the natural and the supernatural.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Minimum of Two

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Tim Winton's characters are ordinary people who battle to maintain loyalty against all odds; women, children, men whose relationships strain under pressure and leave them bewildered, hoping, sometimes fleeing, but often finding strength in forgotten parts of themselves.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Th reader doesn't do the writer justice!

    • By Matthew on 12-01-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Bugalugs Bum Thief

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    What happens when everyone's bums in the whole town are stolen? And how do you get them back? A wacky story from an award-winning author.

    Regular price: $16.06