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  • Four Fires

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 29 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148

The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story

  • By Tracey on 08-02-2019

Brilliant story

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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: 08-02-2019

Wow - Bryce was right with the introduction of the FOUR FIRES. Passion, religion, warfare and fire because this book holds every one. A passionate book written by an amazing writer, told by the perfect narrator.

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  • Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts

  • By: Mary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

They call them the custard tarts - the girls who work at Pearce Duff's custard powder factory in Bermondsey before the First World War. Conditions are hard but nothing can quench the spirit of humour and friendship. But the shadow of the coming war looms over them; it will pull London's East End together as never before - even while it tears the world apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pre-war Chick lit

  • By Karyn W on 17-05-2015

A heart felt story<br />

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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: 18-01-2019

The narrator was brilliant who entered into a wonderful heart felt story. The narrator made the story come alive with her colorful tones. Highly recomend this book.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,931
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,930

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By Mr on 19-06-2015

Enjoyable listening

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

Reviewed: 29-10-2015

Enjoyed listening from start to finish. Good story line. Narrator was great. and very colourful.