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Jack & Harry Audiobook

Jack & Harry

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Publisher's Summary

A great Australian yarn about a bold Australian outback adventure belonging to another time in another world, inspired by a true story.The happy routine life of two Perth boys is shattered one November day in 1950 when they are falsely accused of theft. With fabricated evidence mounting against them they decide to run away from their homes and families to avoid prosecution and pooling their meager pocket money they back the winner of the Melbourne Cup and fund an escape.

©2005 Tony McKenna and Mervyn Davis; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"This coming-of-age story, set in Australia in 1950, centers on two boys from a safe suburban world. Thinking they’re in trouble, the pals decide to run away. Soon, they face new adventures and daunting challenges head-on. David Tredinnick is nothing short of outstanding as the boys travel, meeting a happy-go-lucky Irishman, a soft-spoken priest, an older Aborigine man and his nephew, and many others. Each voice for more than a dozen unique characters sounds perfectly distinct. Tones vary for the boys' parents, a classmate is given a nasal whine, and an Italian miner and a Middle Eastern man have appropriate accents that never waver. It’s an exciting trip for the boys and for listeners, as well, as the two mates discover the true definition of home." (AudioFile, Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award)

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    Stuart 27/11/2016
    Stuart 27/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely Amazing"

    This book had me laughing, crying and full of joy.
    It's rekindled a longing to get out and explore. Something that's not so easy to do at 40 with all of life's little things that go with being an adult.

    One of the best books I've ever read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer2 11/07/2016
    Jennifer2 11/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A rare Gem. "

    A first-rate story of rare beauty and perfect Australian narration. It describes the intuition, resourcefulness and deep loyalty of Aboriginal folk, along with a variety of other fascinating characters.
    Realistic adventures and actual places add pleasure to the tale.
    I'm thrilled I chose this book and cherish it as one of my best books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Sharp Portland, Oregon, 97210, USA 18/06/2016
    Jennifer Sharp Portland, Oregon, 97210, USA 18/06/2016
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    "Good Aussie Outback Yarn"

    Written for younger teenagers it seems, but nonetheless a good read/listen for all ages particularly for Aussies. A suburb narration with a talent for consistency including an amazing ability to create a credible different voice and accent for every character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • White
    Leonay, Australia
    8/11/11
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    "Amazing Book"

    My husband and I really enjoyed this book. We have been to a lot of the towns mentioned in this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    27/02/11
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    "A favorite of Dad and the boys"

    I listened to this to verify it was ok for kids. Often Audible kids books are not appropriate in my opinion. Some good lessons but nothing too deep, just a fun adventure of some young boys. My boys love to listen to this one on road trips. Narrator has a fun Australian accent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    craigmore, Australia
    10/09/14
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    "tough times"
    Where does Jack & Harry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    its a good listen the boys get up to some great adventurestrue of the time this book is set about well written


    What other book might you compare Jack & Harry to and why?

    bryce courtneys tommo and hawk 2 boys on a big life adventure


    What does David Tredinnick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    yes he is a very good reader make the book very lifelike


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes it gets you hooked on what is about to happen


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Rowan
    Wales
    11/05/10
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    "loved it"

    a real good fun book about a couple of happy go lucky lads

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    11/06/15
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    "A cracking yarn"

    I read this book and loved the boys own adventure before listening to it, David Tredinnick does a great job of giving all of the characters personalities to life.

    A great holiday listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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