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An incredible life

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-2020

What an enlightening story. It is a life that is so remote to what most of us would experience.. From the lowest of lows to the highs, the bad luck, the good luck, the perseverance, the amazing coincidences. You could not make this up. Sometimes self-narrating just doesn't work, but in this case it was what the story needed. This is a must read for all Australians. The healing that our indigenous people need will not make any real leaps until we all get a better understanding of what they have had to endure. Thanks for sharing Archie.

insightful

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Reviewed: 24-08-2020

While much of it was common-sense it was still insightful and interesting. The lecturer was excellent

A wonderful collectiion

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Reviewed: 09-07-2020

The narrators were all excellent making this a well paced and interesting collection of life stories. While they provided great insight a little more depth would have been helpful. I still highly recommend this as essential listening.

Howzat!

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Reviewed: 15-03-2020

I get a little anxious in stories like this where people put themselves into bad situations, but in this case the story just kept rolling along at a pace that it passed on very quickly. The narration by Rupert Degas was sensational, especially his portrayal of Darren. I will also be looking out for more of his work. Jock's story telling is simply amazing. The way the characters and their relationships developed, the twists that kept coming, and the visions of backyard life made this compelling listening.

the outback brought to life

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-03-2020

This was as an excellent story wonderfully narrated by Steve Shanahan. Given that Jane wasn't even born in Australia just makes her work even more amazing. The nuances of the characters and the vision of remote living was amazing. To me it seemed to be a bit slow to get going, whereas I found Jane's other novel The Dry had a more interesting and consistent rhythm and pace to it. Definitely worth a read.

great insight into the Royal Family

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-2020

For the most part the I enjoyed this as it helped clarify the main issues raised as this series progressed. As I was late to watching the series I was trying to listen to this in parallel, which worked out pretty well. However, (for me) it was hard to keep up with who's who so at times never quite sure of what was being spoken about. If you're a fan of the series and found yourself googling up events while they were happening, this would be worth a listen.

A must listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-2020

This was an incredible learning experience and really highlighted the need for greater appreciation and understanding of the many millenniums of Aboriginal existence in this country. Particularly given the recent bush fire crisis, there is much to learn from traditional approaches. He did go a little over top with his glorification, but I think we're clever enough to sort that out. While Bruce did a fair job of narrating, I felt it may have been better served by a professional. None the less, a must listen for all Australians.

an enjoyable listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-2020

I wasn't familiar with Alan Partridge so didn't get as much out of this as it probably deserved. Steve Cougan really develops Alan's persona and delivers quite a few chuckles along the way. I will go and introduce myself to the world of Alan before I tackle the next one.

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A new respect for the zzzzzzz's

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Reviewed: 10-02-2020

Wonderfully narrated by John Sackville made for easy listening to a book of facts. I learnt a lot from this book and really do have a new respect for the importance of sleep - I wish I could pass that on to my 20's Son :-) I felt that there could have been more time spent on the techniques to get better sleep, particularly in my case where going to sleep is not an issue but waking up in the middle of the night and struggling to get back to sleep. If you're still thinking about reading this book, stop thinking and just do it.

loved the series, but...

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-02-2020

Firstly, the world and the visions that Nicholas paints and that RC Bray delivers on is amazing. I just found too many times during this book that I'd ask "why would they do that?" and how many times they'd get out of situations when up against better trained/equipped opponents just tipped my BS meter one time too many. I struggled with this impossibility for most of the book, although by the end I was curious about what is to come - but I don't think I could put up with another one.