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Tomewin, NSW, Australia
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One of the best love stories, ever.

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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: 22-01-2019

Go into this book with a clear mind, an open heart and a desire to feel that life really is worth living.

The binding is is a clever, mysterious book about the things we love and hate about ourselves. As well, it looks at the wider view, the community, it's prejudices and the hidden worlds that lay beneath the surface of those prejudices.

I was unable to stop listening.

30 of 31 people found this review helpful

Immersive Greek/Trogan story

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

Reviewed: 14-01-2019

How fascinating and enjoyable to find yourself in a Greek tragedy observing the characters that have influenced our world for so long.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

King Henry....it’s not all about him.

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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: 12-01-2019

Wonderful to hear a story set in the era of Queen Catherine/Anne Boleyn and to have the focus off the King...this was a wonderful read, immersive, informative, funny and sad. Cromwell is a character worth knowing, to have him as a mentor must have been wonderful.

How can a writer write a book after ‘The Bbok Theif’

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

Reviewed: 07-01-2019

With ‘Bridge of Clay’

Just finished this deep, heart filled and distinctly Australian work and yes, there are tears falling. There is so much to relate to in this work. The love, loss, the family bonds and the exquisite pain of loss and blankets of grief. And there is joy and hope ...always ...in this family, there wonder and respect and so much more...and it’s all built of Clay
Thank you Markus Zusac for telling

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Equal to any memorable book

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

Reviewed: 17-12-2018

I had no understanding of what Ireland would have been like to live through in the seventies. I knew there were big problems but hadn't considered what life would be like on a personal level. Now I understand. This strange narrative, all characters without a name, really and the narrator so colourful in her reflections of her intimate past , results in a vivid snapshot of one life, terrible and frightening yet charming and slightly humorous.

I really enjoyed it.

another-great aAustralian writer

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-2018

i just love the contemporary fiction emerging from the hearts and minds of Australuans.
Ms Laguna has captured tthe drought that sometimes exists in the lives of-some country towns here, The smallness of their worldview, The power that was given to some men with outdated menace and narrow ideology uninfluenced by change and restricted by old ideas that had no place in ccontemporary Australian homes.

I've gone overboard with the above comment But Justine was so real to me, So sensitively explored and unravelled.

very very sad but worthy of high praise

Thank you Sophia

Mesmerising

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-2018

I avoided this book for sometime, thinking it was young adult fiction. This is so much more . If you read only one science fiction this year, let it be this one.

So good, really....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-2018

What did you like most about The Great Alone?

the astounding ability of Kristin Hannah to evoke the nature of the environment in which the story is set. I want to go there, I want to live there...

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Alone?

Going back to Alaska, toward the end

Which scene did you most enjoy?

this may seem crazy but the scene when mum was dying and daughter was there, talking and being with her, despite everything. I have experienced this, with my husband and the scene evoked some deeply poignant memories, sad yes but beautiful.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Always be prepared, always.

Harry is a delight

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

Reviewed: 11-04-2018

If you could sum up The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August in three words, what would they be?

charming, thought provoking

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry...who else?

What about Peter Kenny’s performance did you like?

great narration

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

what if you could relive your life again and again......

Any additional comments?

As others have said, a thought provoking exploration of time travel

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

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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: 10-03-2018

I wish I had the gift of writing and the art of narration to express how deeply human, how utterly beautiful the characters, how real they are and just how close they come to the experience of love, loss, friendship, war, society and more, this book comes.

I wish it had not ended