Australian Trilogy
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.8 based on 325 ratings)
  • 1
    The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1 | Bryce Courtenay

    The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (127)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    Exceptional Narrator

    This is the first review I've ever written and I really need to call out what an amazing Narrator Humphrey Bower is. He is truly gifted, his ability ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 June 2014 by Renuka ()
  • 2
    Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2 | Bryce Courtenay

    Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    very moving

    this truly lets you know how hard life was for the convicts when they came to Australia....
    the narration was one of the best I've heard.

    Reviewed on 28 March 2017 by Helen ()
  • 3
    Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3 | Bryce Courtenay

    Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

    Never too late

    A great writer and narrator combination. I've tracked several books so far and appreciate the heart Humphrey Bower put into his work bringing alive wi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 February 2017 by andrew ()