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  • Boy Swallows Universe

  • By: Trent Dalton
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,716

Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious criminal for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer. But Eli's life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He's about to fall in love. And oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to press stop!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-10-2018

Are you kidding me? Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 26-02-2019

Trent Dalton bursts into our universe with a tale of a boy in suburban Queensland that takes you down a rocky road with love and details , all the details you could ever wat. He knows how to
Paint pictures with words. Stig Wemys’ performance is true to the authors intent and gives glittering array of character performances you’d think there was a full ensemble in there.

  • Smoke Gets in your Eyes

  • And Other Lessons from the Crematorium
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, 23-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about, she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So insightful and genuine

  • By Anonymous User on 13-03-2019

Eye opening

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

Reviewed: 08-01-2019

What an interesting journey into the world of death told with more than a dash of humour and plenty of philosophical insight. The author is right it is time to re-evaluate our archaic attitude to death. Thanks

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