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Awesome Aussie story for young and old!

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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: 02-09-2019

Fantastic story of adventure, with truly Australian characters thrown in. Cant wait to listen to the second book!

Could only manage 30mins

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-2016

Writing and story seemed to be ok but the male characters voices annoyed me so much I had to stop listening.

Gross Misrepresentation

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-2016

Narrated very well. Could not finish book.
As a manager of a West Australian cattle station I am disgusted at how we are portrayed in this book. I live and work with Indigenous people and have always been fascinated with their culture. I have also enjoyed many of this author's other novels.
It doesn't matter if you're white, black, yellow or rainbow. You need to advise someone if you're entering a cattle station. It is for your safety as well as ours and our cattle. Gates get left open so our cattle get cruelly killed on the roads. Rubbish is left lying around (not just by white fellas as the book notes) and our cattle eat it and get sick and die. Not to mention the fact that if different people trespass to go hunting and someone gets shot and killed. Legally that murder is on my back.
Do we need to be better at Indigenous Relations in Australia? Absolutely! But demonising Pastoralists to easily influenced suburbanites is so wrong. Pastoralists have done more for Indigenous Australians at a grass roots level than any other group of people in Australia.

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Loved it!

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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: 18-02-2016

Great book! Thoroughly enjoyed, despite a few mispronunciations haha!
Will be buying more of Di's books right now.

Superb read!

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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: 10-12-2015

Absolutely loved this retelling. Great story and a great reading by the author himself. Brought tears to my eyes then made me laugh again. Truly wonderful, thank you.

Great story, terrible voice talent.

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-2015

It took half the book before I could get used to the voice talent and ignore it.

The story however is great and I will be listening to the rest of this author's books.

Thoroughly enjoyed!

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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: 19-11-2015

Great story and performance. However - several mispronunciations. I live and work in the area where the book is set so I can relate!

Cringed Constantly..

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-2015

As a real Jillaroo, I am well accustomed to working around faeces.. But does it have to be spoken about throughout the whole book?? I cringed everytime it was mentioned - which was a lot. A little over the top I thought which made this the only book of Rachael's which I actually dislike.
The voice actress was alright for the majority, apart from when she had to sing.

Loved it! Well written and performed.

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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: 05-11-2015

It was so refreshingly original to have a person suffering depression as the hero - not just a moping extra as per many other stories by different authors.
I really enjoyed this book, no cringe worthy moments like I often read by other authors. It was well written.
A great voice performance too, the reader has a pleasant voice which definitely didn't distract me from immersing myself into the book.

Didn't live up to expectations!

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

Reviewed: 30-09-2015

Didn't finish, uninteresting story and a character that I struggle to imagine anyone connecting with. Really disappointed considering that one of the other books by this author is my all time favourite!