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The Bone Is Pointed Audiobook

The Bone Is Pointed

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Publisher's Summary

Jack Anderson was a big man with a foul temper, a sadist and a drunk. Five months after his horse appeared riderless, no trace of the man has surfaced and no one seems to care. But Bony is determined to follow the cold trail and smoke out some answers.

©1998 Arthur W Upfield (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Dennis
    Mazama, WA, United States
    12/04/13
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    "Click "next" if you are on the fence for this one"

    This book is cookie cutter, if you listen to the first half hour and stop it, then write on a piece of paper what you think the ending will be - you will be right, as a matter of fact unless this is the first book you have ever read, nothing happens in this story that is not predictable. I ended up listening to the whole thing thinking that something had to happen to take it out of the mould, but it never did, it just plods along like a high school writing project.
    better use of your time out there, not recommended.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    Longview, TX, United States
    28/07/12
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    "A fine Boney Novel"

    I discovered the Boney series about 10 years ago. I am glad that Audible has made them available. This is one of the better reads of the series, an early book in the series and one that gives a good introduction to Detective Bonaparte and Austrailia in the 1930s.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    craigmore, Australia
    2/04/13
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    "the bone is pointed"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bone Is Pointed to be better than the print version?

    as good


    What other book might you compare The Bone Is Pointed to and why?

    the sands of windee


    Which character – as performed by Peter Hosking – was your favorite?

    bony


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    all australian as ever


    Any additional comments?

    arthur upfields portral of the times gone by and the mysterys are well in tune

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sam
    Australia
    6/11/12
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    "A good Aussie tale"
    Where does The Bone Is Pointed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Smack bang in the middle.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    "Saw it coming from a mile off" would be a better description. But that was part of the fun. What kept me going was the pleasure of an Australian story, after way too many listens from the other side of the planet.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Hosking’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first, and an enjoyable listen it was.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    An occasional small smile.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not highbrow literature, and has its fair share of cardboard cut out characters, but they were fun cutouts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charleen
    alameda, CA, United States
    5/07/12
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    "Murder Down Under"
    Where does The Bone Is Pointed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is at least as rivoting as Non-Christie golden age mysteries. It is not a cozy, but rather an Australian western. If you are one of those revisionists who prefer not to acknowledge the social norms of another age, then you might find this book's characters socially disturbing. I am one who says ," It was what it was and we can learn from the past if we have an inkling of what that might have been", so I liked the book. It is certainly mid--century and Australian.


    What about Peter Hosking’s performance did you like?

    Peter Hosking did a fine job of being Australian without accenting his words so much that an American could not understand what he was saying.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    United States
    19/06/12
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    "Another good Bony book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Bone Is Pointed the most enjoyable?

    description of the different scences


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bone Is Pointed?

    Bony beating the death sentence


    Which character – as performed by Peter Hosking – was your favorite?

    Bony


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Bony meets his match


    Any additional comments?

    great book most enjoyable to listen too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen Brickel
    MT. Dora,FL 32757
    29/11/11
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    "Takes you to the Outback"

    Always enjoyable.Takes you to a time long-ago A great listen!All the Upfield books are worth a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mergra
    WILLUNGA, Australia
    20/11/11
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    "Rich insight into Indigenous life of the era"

    I really enjoyed listening to this story - more for the story itself than for the narration. For some reason I couldn't take to Peter Hosking's voice... it was okay at first but started to grate on me after a while. There's a kind of constant upturn and clipping note in each of his sentences - quite distracting. I did my level best to ignore this and eventually it didn't bother me as much.

    The most outstanding part of this book is the detailed insight it gives into the customs, beliefs and lifestyle of Australian Aborigines. If you're interested in learning about their culture, Upfield's work is a great place to start. I'd be really interested to hear what today's blackfellas think of this book. Cheers to Arthur Upfield - what an amazing man!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine H
    19/04/11
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    "A social and cultural pericope of a time past"

    I really enjoyed this novel. Set in the early 20th century in Australia, it gives us a glimpse into a different society and a different culture. It gives us an insight into an amazing people, the Australian Aborigine, who like indigenous peoples all over the globe, their mental and spiritual gifts have been lost in the whirlpool of European culture.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jean Cappell
    16/06/15
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    "Great Story"

    I liked the story very much. The vastness and the heat just brings out the hard life the settlers endured and the lives of the Aboriginal people.












    It was a great story. It brought to life the hardness of the country and how the settlers endured the heat etc. Also the way theAboriginal people were treated.





    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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