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The Killing Season Uncut Audiobook

The Killing Season Uncut

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Australians came to the ABC's The Killing Season in droves, their fascination with the Rudd-Gillard struggle as unfinished as the saga itself.

Rudd and Gillard dominate the drama as they strain to claim the narrative of Labor's years in power. The journey to screen for each of their interviews is telling in itself. Kevin Rudd gives his painful account of the period and recalls in vivid detail the events of losing the prime ministership. Julia Gillard is frank and unsparing of her colleagues.

More than a hundred people were interviewed for The Killing Season - ministers, backbenchers, staffers, party officials, pollsters and public servants - recording their vivid accounts of the public and private events that made the Rudd and Gillard governments and then brought them undone.

It is a damning portrait of a party at war with itself: the personal rivalries and the bitter defeats that have come to define the Rudd-Gillard era.

©2016 Sarah Ferguson (P)2016 Bolinda

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    Breezy Brisbane, Australia 26/07/2016
    Breezy Brisbane, Australia 26/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    I can't speak highly enough of this work. Who would have thought that a reading of a book about the making of a television series could be so compelling?
    Sarah Ferguson's narration in particular was breathtakingly good. She evoked so well the sadness and waste of the squandered promise of two wonderful Labor leaders.

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    Andrew Peirce 05/06/2016
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    "Essential History of Australian Politics."

    For those who want to understand the Labor leadership in Australia from 2007 through to 2013 better.

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    francis patrick walsh 13/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "the most important story of modern Australian "

    retelling of political history , is beyond description, this project has let us relive all the Best thanks Sarah

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    marija 22/05/2016
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    "A great book"

    A great book, but disappointing that the Gillard PMship not covered in greater detail.

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    "This book is even better than the TV show"

    The TV show (3 parts) is an excellent production but this book really takes you behind the scenes of producing this show. One thing you need to remember is that Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard are people. They make mistakes, they have agendas and see things differently. Sarah Ferguson is an excellent journalist but a little flat narrating this production. Still, this is worth listening to. A good political thriller.

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