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  • The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

  • By: Thomas Keneally
  • Narrated by: Bruce Kerr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Jimmie Blacksmith is the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father. A missionary shows him what it means to be white - already he is only too aware of what it means to be black. Exploited by his white employers and betrayed by his white wife, Jimmie cannot take any more. He must find a way to express his rage. Set against the background of a turbulent Australian history, Thomas Keneally records with clarity the chant of one troubled man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sad Raw and too Real

  • By Anita M Hinde on 12-09-2017

Sad Raw and too Real

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

Reviewed: 12-09-2017

Narration was brilliant. Accents enhanced story. Language however was quite often too distracting. Too many ideas tumbling together.