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Brian Treloar

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  • The Cattle King

  • By: Ion Idriess
  • Narrated by: Various Artists
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

This book is an inspiring tribute to the remarkable life of Sir Sidney Kidman - the Cattle King. At the age of 13 Sidney Kidman ran away from home with only five shillings in his pocket. He went on to become a horse dealer, drover, cattle buyer and bush jockey and he also ran a coach business.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not unabridged - great story though

  • By David Courtot on 09-11-2017

good read

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2016

A story that is only half told . Could have had more detail off the people he was involved with.
But never the less I still enjoyed it .

  • Sons in the Saddle

  • By: Mary Durack
  • Narrated by: Jenny Seedsman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

The Australian classic Kings in Grass Castles was the saga of the first generation of the pioneering Durack family, beginning their story from 1853. But the second generation of the Durack men were not only hardy pioneers, used to droving cattle thousands of miles through the grandeur of north-west Australia - they were also educated, travelled men, at home in the worlds of commerce and politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story.

  • By Brian Treloar on 21-04-2016

Another great story.

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

Reviewed: 21-04-2016

An excellent reader who put real passion into the story. Shame there is noy a third book .

  • Kings in Grass Castles

  • By: Mary Durack
  • Narrated by: Jenny Seedsman
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

"'Cattle Kings' ye call us, then we are Kings in grass castles that may be blown away upon a puff of wind..." - Patrick Durack, 1878. When Patrick Durack left Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a dynasty of pioneers, and build an empire of cattle-land across the great stretches of Australia. His grand-daughter, Mary Durack, with a profound sense of family history, has rebuilt the saga of the Duracks, a saga that is the story of Australia itself, huge, pioneering, and tremendous in concept.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Total enjoyment

  • By Brian Treloar on 20-04-2016

Total enjoyment

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

Reviewed: 20-04-2016

Beautifully read and what a cracker of a tale.
The reader made you feel like you were actually there .
Thank you very much.

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  • Taim Bilong Masta

  • The Australian Involvement with Papua New Guina
  • By: Tim Bowden
  • Narrated by: Tim Bowden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In 1979, the idea of an oral history based project on the administration of Papua New Guinea germinated at the ABC, driven by Tim Bowden and Daniel Connell. This massive undertaking involved the recording of 350 hours of tape recorded interviews with Australians and Papua New Guineans who had been involved with Australia's colonial administration which ended with self government and independence in 1975.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully presented,

  • By Brian Treloar on 17-02-2016

Wonderfully presented,

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

Reviewed: 17-02-2016

Brought back many great memories of my 20 plus years in the country. And gives a true warts and all view of the good and the bad of Australia's time governing PNG.

  • The King of California

  • J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire
  • By: Mark Arax, Rick Wartzman
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

J. G. Boswell was the biggest farmer in America. He built a secret empire while thumbing his nose at nature, politicians, labor unions, and every journalist who ever tried to lift the veil on the ultimate "factory in the fields". The King of California is the previously untold account of how a Georgia slave-owning family migrated to California in the early 1920s, drained one of America 's biggest lakes in an act of incredible hubris and carved out the richest cotton empire in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Brian Treloar on 22-12-2015

great story

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

Reviewed: 22-12-2015

Beautifully read and one of the best family stories I've ever read. Detailed information of every aspect of the personality and strengths and weaknesses of every one of the main players in this greatt historical tale . I throughly enjoyed every chapter .

  • Father and I Were Ranchers

  • Little Britches # 1
  • By: Ralph Moody
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

The Moody family moves from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Experience the pleasures and perils of ranching in 20th Century America, through the eyes of a youngster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great reader

  • By Brian Treloar on 19-12-2015

Great reader

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

Reviewed: 19-12-2015

A wonderfully told story that should be read to all young boys .
Full of exciting adventures but also teachers the right way to treat people , with honesty and good manners .