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  • Songs of a War Boy

  • By: Deng Thiak Adut, Ben Mckelvey
  • Narrated by: Blessing Mokgohloa, Ben Mckelvey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 248

The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope. Movingly narrated by Blessing Mokgohloa. Deng Adut's family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At six years old, his mother was told she had to give him up to fight. At the age most Australian children are starting school, Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People's Liberation Army.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring, heartbreaking and amazingly honest.

  • By Rani on 20-11-2016

Deng A Humble "Aussie"

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

Reviewed: 26-01-2017

Deng you have taught me so much about your birth country and the devastation of your lands and your childhood.

  • Beneath the Southern Cross

  • By: Judy Nunn
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

In 1788, Thomas Kendall, a naive nineteen-year-old sentenced to transportation for burglary, finds himself bound for Sydney Town in the penal colony of New South Wales. Discarding allegiance to the country that has disowned him, Thomas, an honest man at heart, seizes a second chance and begins a new life in the wild and lawless land beneath the Southern Cross. Thomas Kendall fathers a dynasty that will last beyond 200 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kerrie on 21-11-2015

A wonderful journey through Sydney's history

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

Reviewed: 13-08-2016

What made the experience of listening to Beneath the Southern Cross the most enjoyable?

This was a wonderful inter generational story from convict arrival to present time which took me, a lover of genealogy, along the journey to follow the Kendall's family tree. I loved how the beginning also becomes the end.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beneath the Southern Cross?

Where do I start.
* Listening to Sydney develop.... From the beginning to now.... Judy & Richard took me there.
* I loved Arty's ability to 'guide' Kitty to who she became

Have you listened to any of Richard Aspel’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first and I will certainly find more

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

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