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The Family Law Audiobook

The Family Law

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Publisher's Summary

Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: Why won't his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants? Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980s? Will his childhood dreams of Home and Away stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love? Hilarious and moving, The Family Law is a linked series of tales from a wonderful Australian talent.

Warning: This title contains explicit content.

©2011 Benjamin Law (P)2014 Audible Studios

What the Critics Say

"Law is a writer of great wit and warmth who combines apparently artless and effortless comedian's patter with a high level of technical skill." (Sydney Morning Herald)
"An addictive read." (The Courier Mail)

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    Tony Wood Perth, Western Australia 15/08/2015
    Tony Wood Perth, Western Australia 15/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Some interesting insights"

    On listening to the first chapter of the book I was wondering what possessed me to buy this one, but once I'd got used to Ben's style I settled down to really enjoy the stories and quirks of this Australian Chinese family, and felt rather sorry to be leaving them as the final chapter came to a close.
    In many ways the book is just a series of snapshots of any family growing up, but the peculiarities of Ben's parents, the family's sometimes strange ways and Ben's way of looking at events give the stories just enough differences to make me want to keep on, to find out what happened next, and how things were resolved.
    Definitely worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Fitzroy, Australia 29/07/2015
    Rachel Fitzroy, Australia 29/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Didn't grip me"

    I really tried to get into this book, I just didn't manage it. There is nothing I can pinpoint wrong with it, it just didn't grab me enough to bother to continue listening. I didn't finish it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Victor Borghero 19/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Chinese Family Growing Up in Queensland"

    You will enjoy this book with the humour and history of a Chinese family growing up on the Sunshine Coast. Also the author does the reading. Fantastic read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marion Dingley Village, Australia 28/02/2015
    Marion Dingley Village, Australia 28/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Charming Story of a chinese/australian family"

    A charming story of a large chinese/ australian family.
    Told so humours by one of the sons, in a funny ,but honest account of all the large and small issues of growing up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    virginia brown 24/06/2016
    virginia brown 24/06/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this book... it's a great read..."

    fabulous story about a very interesting family....loved ever second of it...please write more....loved his other book too...

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    phoebe 10/03/2016
    phoebe 10/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent enjoyable fascinating"

    so funny. such a different family from mine. I enjoyed the frank honesty and felt for ben through the hard times. enjoying the tv show now too.

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    Jennie Begg Sawtell, NSW Australia 15/07/2015
    Jennie Begg Sawtell, NSW Australia 15/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "A Law unto himself"

    My daughter and I tried this on a long car trip - we both gave up after the third chapter, agreeing it was bad.

    Basically it's self indulgent, tasteless, only mildly funny in patches and the rest is gross - gratuitous details of birth, periods, sanitary pads and other stuff which was frankly boring. Couldnt raise a laugh at his poor Gran's ashes.

    Some of the material might have made a skit. Not a book. Ugh.

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    Paddington Sydney, Australia 09/04/2015
    Paddington Sydney, Australia 09/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Has promise but unnecessarily crude"

    Overall there was an interesting story to tell but needs fine tuning. I did get this for free and I nearly discontinued listening because in the beginning the language was far too crude and not entertaining. While I am aware that some less fortunate Australians may speak like this and sadly migrants have to often settle in their neigbourhood for economic reasons where they unfortunately pick up bad language & habits; this is NOT acceptable to most of us!
    Ben's experience growing up in Queensland is fascinating and he has a gift of being amusing in the telling SO there is no need to be so crude! I was relieved that as the story continued this distasteful unnecessary language disappeared making way for a better listen. There is more story to tell, come on Ben forget the crudeness and just get on with writing from the heart.

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    Tracy 12/03/2015
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    "Family law"

    Enjoyed hearing the life experience of a different cultural background to myself. Laughed lots at the narrators expression. Found the end to go on a bit.

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    Kobi 08/02/2015
    Kobi 08/02/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Got it for free, so it was good."

    The Family Law was a free book I recieved and is not something I would normally listen to. That aside I did find it entertaining. I wouldn't really call this a novel, it felt as though it was a collection of dairy enteries explaining different faccests of Benjamin Laws family and his life. Though the humor is crude I did find myself laughing several times. I consider the book to be fairly light and striaght forward with not to much thinking involved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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