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Kelly-ann Oosterbeek

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One for every Australian

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

Reviewed: 26-07-2020

This is a must read for every Australian! So seldom do we get to hear the story of the Australian colonization experience told from the perspective of its original inhabitants that it’s would be a terrible shame not to grab the opportunity when it finally presents self. Wonderfully written and fabulously read, the story is surprising in that not all experiences were particularly negative and not all Characters in the story were victims - some mastered the situation thrust upon them and emerged hero’s!

Inappropriate for certain audiences!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-2019

Story is interesting but sexual references are crass and explicit ... wish I knew this before letting my teenage daughter listen to it. I returned it before listening to the whole thing so can’t attest to overall quality of plot and story ... I can only warn people it may not be appropriate for certain audiences.

Better to be heard than seen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-2018

What a wonderful way to take in a classic. While wading through the spectacular writing style of Bronte one can occasionally get somewhat bogged down in the thick language, having to constantly gauge context and meaning makes for much slower progress than listening to the same text. The story flew being read, all emotions and intentions laid bare with no effort on my part to interpret needed, it made the journey effortless and enchanting. I recommend anyone wanting to study this text listen to it first, the full meaning of each scene given on a silver platter that can be further devoured in the actual text. And to anyone wanting a beautiful, enticing story to listen to then this will suit you perfectly also.

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