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Narrator lets it down

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

Reviewed: 19-04-2019

This is a fantastic story, however, the Narrator lets it down. It seemed to me that she was rushing to get the novel over asap. It ruined my enjoyment of a great story.

Good story BUT painful to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 30-09-2018

Great Australian novel with the depiction of life and drama on a sheep station and the personalities that run it give the reader a fantastic insight into early Australian life.

BUT....

The Narration of this makes it painful to listen to. The mispronunciation of Basic Australian names is appalling. The worst was corroboree (kə-rŏbˈə-rē) as "Cory-Borey"

Fantastic Story BUT Narrator spoils it

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

Reviewed: 28-09-2018

A great story of early Australia and the Aboriginal interaction between tens of thousands of years of history, and the new settlers of New South Wales. A very enrapturing story.

BUT......

The American narrator mispronouncing basic Australian names is so painfull that it destroyed a great novel.
The worst was prounouncing an Emu as an "E-moo"

Australian Novels should be read by Australian Narrators !

Great story BUT painful to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 27-09-2018

Great historical Australian story, with a vivid depiction of remote Australian sheep station life.
BUT.....
Listening to an American, mispronouncing Australian names and slang, is very painfull. Australian novels should be narrated by Australian voices.

Great story BUT painful to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 26-09-2018

A great Australian story full of colourful caracters and very emotive scenes, However the Audiobook performance from an American narrator that miss pronounces practically every Australian name is very painful to any Australian ear!