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  • Boys Will Be Boys

  • By: Clementine Ford
  • Narrated by: Clementine Ford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
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    5 out of 5 stars 190
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

How does a feminist raise a son in a world that conditions boys into entitlement, privilege and power at the expense not just of girls' humanity but also their own? All boys start innocent, but by the time they are adolescents many of them will subscribe to a view of masculinity that is openly contemptuous of women and girls. This explosive new work will look at toxic masculinity and the closed ranks of brotherhood that shape an entitled, disrespectful and potentially dangerous idea of manhood. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful stuff - beautiful epilogue at the end

  • By Kai1 on 05-02-2019

Fearless, incendiary, intelligent and frank

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Reviewed: 13-03-2019

Fearless, incendiary, intelligent and frank. Clem's no bullshit honesty and ability to get to the irreducible essence of the cultural, relational and psychological problems we face today in raising good people and changing entrenched patriarchal systems is nothing short of miraculous. Her tireless campaign for the rights and voices of women and children will cement her position as one of history's most courageous and important feminists. This book is a must read for anyone who cares about the future of families and society as a whole. Well done, Clementine, you are such a huge inspiration.

  • The Shepherd's Hut

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 527

Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. And then, in one terrible moment, his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody ripper!

  • By Jan on 02-04-2018

A masterpiece

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Reviewed: 25-05-2018

Tim Winton at the top of his game. Don't miss this utterly absorbing, captivating read. A true study in the mastery of 'voice'. Themes of masculinity in our culture that are just so important to acknowledge and explore.

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