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  • Milkman

  • By: Anna Burns
  • Narrated by: Bríd Brennan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anonymous User on 12-09-2018

The rules that bind us

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-2018

Milkman is an expose of how social and cultural rules restrict and control women while empowering men all under the shadow and suspicions of the political troubles of Northern Ireland. We learn what each character is and does as their only character descriptor, names are left out except for the protagonists name being said once to her. A truly wonderful read especially as an audiobook with an Irish accent. All women need to read this to gain an understanding of how male power works on them and all men need to read this to understand the consequences their actions hv on women!

  • True Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

First there was Girt. Now comes... True Girt. In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of sheep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such an interesting conversation with history

  • By Courtney on 03-01-2017

Fabulous culture

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-2017

Hunt has captured the essence of Aussie humour and the ironies of Aussies history.
As a history buff this was great to listen to.
The irreverence is brilliant!