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  • Great Australian Outback Police Stories

  • By: Bolinda Publishing
  • Narrated by: Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, Kate Hood
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

I tell you, you meet some strange characters in this game.... Boasting the biggest beats in the world - some as large as France - Australia's outback police have seen it all: natural disasters, incredible acts of selflessness, unspeakable crimes and daring rescues, just to name a few. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way: from the murderer who stuffed his victims' bodies down wombat holes to the policeman who arrested his own wife....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating. More please.

  • By Jennifer2 on 19-02-2016

Good stories

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

Reviewed: 15-05-2016

Really enjoyed the stories. Found the inflection of the narrators hard at time and the pronunciation of local names could have been better especially from Kate

  • Stars over Shiralee

  • By: Sherryl McCorry
  • Narrated by: Catherine Milte
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

In Stars over Shiralee, Sheryl brings her story up to date, picking up from the death of her husband Bob McCorry. Having moved from the Kimberley to a property called the Shiralee, Sheryl is rocked by the death of her ex-husband. While continuing to run the Shiralee, Sheryl at first leans on her parents and her children for comfort.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • next please

  • By Sam on 10-05-2016

next please

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

Reviewed: 10-05-2016

looking forward to hearing the rest of her life. Still an emotional journey but not quite as engaging as diamonds. perhaps that just reflected the time in her life.

  • Diamonds and Dust

  • The Story of a Million-Acre Cattle Queen
  • By: Sheryl McCorry
  • Narrated by: Catherine Milte
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Sheryl McCorry grew up in Arnhem Land carrying crocodiles to school for show and tell. When she was 18, Broome beckoned, and it was there that - only hours after being railroaded into marriage by a fast-talking Yank - she locked eyes with Bob McCorry, a drover and buffalo shooter. When her marriage ended after only a few months, they began a romance that would last a lifetime and take them to the Kimberley's harshest frontiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • keep the tissues nearby

  • By Sam on 09-05-2016

keep the tissues nearby

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

Reviewed: 09-05-2016

Great stories. Full of emotions, amazing life.
looking forward to the next book.
the reading is very good and the variety of voices suited the characters

  • Great Australian Short Stories

  • By: Banjo Paterson, Guy Boothby, John Barry, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

A fascinating collection of short stories by some of Australia's best classic writers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Anonymous User on 13-11-2018

great stories strange choice of narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-2016

Really enjoyed the stories but the reader didn't fit the eara or the gender of the authors

  • I Can Jump Puddles

  • By: Alan Marshall
  • Narrated by: Don Barker, Willy Lovell, Stephen Pridgeon, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

I Can Jump Puddles is Alan Marshall's story of his childhood - a happy world in which, despite his crippling poliomyelitis, he plays, climbs, fights, swims, rides and laughs. His world was the Australian countryside early last century: rough-riders, bushmen, farmers and tellers of tall stories - a world held precious by the young Alan Marshall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • still as good as it was when I read it as a kid

  • By Sam on 04-11-2015

still as good as it was when I read it as a kid

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

Reviewed: 04-11-2015

binge listened. loved it. wished there was a sequel.
great to hear about an earlier Australia

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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 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

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

bit short

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

Reviewed: 04-05-2015

Good listen but I was expecting a longer more detailed description of Kidman's life. and the sound effects can be overpowering at times especially the bloody cockies.

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  • Still Travelling

  • My Life as a Leyland Brother and Beyond
  • By: Mal Leyland
  • Narrated by: Mal Leyland
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Next year is the fiftieth anniversary of the making of the Leyland Brothers' groundbreaking documentary, Down the Darling, which records Mike and Mal Leyland travelling down the Darling. Their film was sold to Channel 9 and later to the BBC. It was shown in 65 countries and selected by the Australian government to be shown at Expo 67 in Canada.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It would be un-Australian not to listen

  • By Sam on 01-04-2015

It would be un-Australian not to listen

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

Reviewed: 01-04-2015

Slow going in parts.
Reveals a lot about his own personality especially in tough times.
Interesting listen

  • Flynn of the Inland

  • By: Ion Idriess
  • Narrated by: David Baldwin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Since the early days of settlement men, women and children have battled the harshness of outback Australia to survive and in many cases prosper. But the price for settlement was high in the early days. Medical assistance was often thousands of miles away and children were raised without the benefit of education. The Australian Inland Mission, founded and led by the indomitable John Flynn, was the first organisation to recognise the unique needs of outback Australians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, well read

  • By Sam on 23-03-2015

Great story, well read

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

Reviewed: 23-03-2015

should be read by all Australians to get a feel for times past and the hard work and vision that makes this country great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leadership and Communication Gemstones!!

  • By David Hewitt on 17-02-2017

pretty good

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

Reviewed: 02-03-2015

Feels like its written for a different era. but still give some really useful principles presented in countless personal stories.

  • How to Make Gravy

  • By: Paul Kelly
  • Narrated by: Paul Kelly
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Paul Kelly is a uniquely gifted storyteller, and here, using his lyrics as starting points, he reads stories of his life and his songs, including "Before Too Long", "To Her Door", "Leaps And Bounds", "Don't Start Me Talking", "Dumb Things", "From Little Things Big Things Grow" and "How to Make Gravy". Mirroring the structure of his legendary A to Z shows - where he performs around a hundred of his songs alphabetically over four nights - Kelly describes the highs and lows of performing, the art of songwriting, being on the road with the band, tales of his childhood, family, friends and fellow musicians.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not bad

  • By john on 01-07-2016

exceptional storytelling

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

Reviewed: 22-01-2015

Pauls narration is outstanding, his stories insightful, honest, broad and deep. it's a great combination of fiction in his songs and reminiscing over his life.