©2005 Tony McKenna and Mervyn Davis; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"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)
This is a beaut. The first little section of the book had me worried it was written for a young audience, but it all changes a liitle ways in.
The book highlights aboriginal ways and kindness a little bit, and i felt really attached to the characters pretty quickly! Great Listen
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.
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.
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.
My husband and I really enjoyed this book. We have been to a lot of the towns mentioned in this book.
"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.
"Do Not Miss!"
This is an entirely charming and engaging little story about two young boys' coming of age. The story may be simple, but the narration, story, and characters make it a very worthwhile addition to your library. Additionally, it is a wonderful listen that will make you smile and feel good.
its a good listen the boys get up to some great adventurestrue of the time this book is set about well written
bryce courtneys tommo and hawk 2 boys on a big life adventure
yes he is a very good reader make the book very lifelike
yes it gets you hooked on what is about to happen
a real good fun book about a couple of happy go lucky lads
"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.
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