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  • Monash

  • The Outsider Who Won a War
  • By: Roland Perry
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 115

Australian General Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German High Commands of the First World War failed to gain ascendancy after four years of unprecedented human slaughter, Monash used innovative techniques and modern technology to plan and win a succession of major battles that led to the end of the Great War.But Australia's greatest military commander fought as many battles with those on his side as he did with his enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very detailed and inspiring

  • By Paul Davies on 05-07-2017

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-09-2015

This is the third Rolland Perry book I have listened to, if you love Australian history I highly recommend them.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sapphire Skies

  • By: Belinda Alexandra
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

2000: The wreckage of a downed WWII fighter plane is discovered in the forests near Russia's Ukrainian border.The aircraft belonged to Natalya Azarova, ace pilot and pin-up girl for Soviet propaganda, but the question of her fate remains unanswered. Was she a German spy who faked her own death, as the Kremlin claims? Her lover, Valentin Orlov, now a highly-decorated general, refuses to believe it. Lily, a young Australian woman, has moved to Moscow to escape from tragedy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another enjoyable Belinda Alexandra novel

  • By Paddington on 28-05-2014

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-2015

A very interesting subject, a great read and the narration was fabulous as always. Recommended.

  • Bill the Bastard

  • The Story of Australia's Greatest War Horse
  • By: Roland Perry
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85

Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence, and unmatched courage. In performance and character he stood above all the other 200,000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. No one could ride him but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. Some even thought Bill took a sneering pleasure in watching would-be riders hit the dust. Bill the Bastard is the remarkable tale of a bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant book

  • By Eric on 17-08-2015

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 25-05-2015

Loved the whole experience, narration was excellent. Highly recommended reading. Should be on a must listen list.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Horrie the War Dog

  • The Story of Australia's Most Famous Dog
  • By: Roland Perry
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

In the harsh Libyan desert in the middle of the second world war, Private Jim Moody, a signaller with the First Australian Machine Gun Battalion, found a starving puppy on a sand dune. Moody called the dog Horrie. Much more than a mascot, Horrie's exceptional hearing picked up the whine of enemy aircraft two minutes before his human counterparts and repeatedly saved the lives of the thousand-strong contingent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not to be missed.

  • By Christine on 06-08-2016

loved it

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

Reviewed: 18-05-2015

Loved it. Great story and highly recommend it if you enjoy Australian stories and history.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shiralee

  • By: D'Arcy Niland
  • Narrated by: James Condon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

A shiralee is a swag, a burden, a bloody millstone - and that's what four-year-old Buster is to her father, Macauley. He takes the child on the road with him to spite his wife, but months pass and still no word comes to ask for the little girl back. Strangers to each other at first, father and daughter drift aimlessly through the dusty towns of Australia, sleeping rough and relying on odd jobs for food and money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it so much replayed it over again

  • By Rosemary on 28-02-2015

loved it so much replayed it over again

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

Reviewed: 28-02-2015

Fantastic book in all areas.story and narrating highly recommended, if you are into Australiana this is a must.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Water Diviner

  • By: Andrew Anastasios, Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios
  • Narrated by: Jack Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

When the Great War ends, Joshua Connor, a grieving farmer and sometime water diviner from the Mallee in Victoria, sets out to fulfil his wife's dying wish – to travel to Gallipoli to recover the bodies of his three sons and bury them in consecrated ground. Crescent collides with cross, and hope with reason as he discovers that his eldest son, Art, may still be alive. When Connor makes a desperate dash into the perilous heart of Anatolia one question haunts him: if Art is alive, why hasn't he come home?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How can I ever find another book of this caliber again!

  • By Gabrielle on 13-02-2016

recommended

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

Reviewed: 17-01-2015

loved it, will revisit again it was well written and read and highly recommended if you enjoy this type of story.