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Katherine Avery

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Ripping good yarn

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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: 18-09-2020

I read all the books when I was a child and lived them. I think I appreciate them more as an adult. they are brilliantly conceived.

Downloading book three immediately

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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: 08-08-2019

Brilliant book skillfully penned to keep the reader fully engaged. I have listened to it twice it is so cleverly written so as to pick up on the finer points and revel in story. I didn't want it to finish and will be downloading part 3 of the trilogy post haste I warmed to the narrator as the story swept me away.

Definitely one I'd recommend to friends

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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: 25-03-2019

I have listened to this twice and would happily listen to it again. I loved the way the story slowly unravels and you fall in love.

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Ruth Park never fails to delight

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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: 21-12-2018

Great book and brilliantly narrated. Even tackled teen pregnancy, probably a bit racy when it was first published.

A classic with homosexual overtones

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

Reviewed: 21-12-2018

Really interesting listen with some meaty concepts. Jeremy Iron's narration was disappointing. He pretty much just read it with only a feeble attempt at do different voices for the different characters.

Teen fiction?

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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: 21-12-2018

I think this is teen fiction, but not sure. Written from the perspective of a teenage boy. Good listen overall, however my pet peeve is that it is written catering to an American audience. I think it insults American's intelligence that they won't be able to work out what a torch is, alternatingly between flashlight and torch.

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Loved the story, loathed the narration

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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: 04-09-2018

It took me two goes to get into this book, because the narration was stilted with no rhythm and flow. She articulated each syllable crisply, which made her sound robotic. However the story was very good and I loved her characters.

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Tough topic sensitively written

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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: 04-09-2018

Quite brilliant writing to write about the horrors of the death camps, but not to mate it a really distressing read. Maybe it's because I've seen and heard enough about the topic already to soften the blow. The narration was good without being brilliant. He didn't get in the way of the story. Very listenable with a clear easy to listen to voice.

Classic Australian

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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: 26-08-2018

A fun story (on the whole) brilliantly narrated. A look 100 years on from European settlement in Australia. The attitudes, social rules and standards. Regardless, the book stands the test of time.

Hedonism, egotism and artistic temperaments

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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: 21-07-2018

A life of Indulgence and excesses. I imagine it is accurate, given Zelda kept a journal. The narrator was marvellous.

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