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Politics in Tassie on a world scale

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2020

As I am interested in politics and Tasmania, this was a good blend. Ably narrated by Zoe Carides this was a worthwhile listen.

An aboriginal yarn

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-2020

A good insight into aboriginal lives..sad, funny, superstitious, and an intrigueingly good yarn to boot.

complex and interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-2020

I mainly enjoyed this book, it was complex and I feel it could have been edited more ..parts of it went on and on. I also felt it became a little bit less interesting in the second half. Saying that I would still recommend it as an interesting, thoughtful listen.

Sad, frustrating and moving

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-2020

I very much enjoyed listening to this book .It was intense in parts, very sad and also frustrating with the male character being quite closed in and unable to express his feelings very well. it also showed the damage domestic violence can do to a person and to their psychological well-being. I love the two central characters and their special bond with each other and the way that this was portrayed, sad, frustrating and occasionally joyful. I probably would have been happy with this book ending 10 minutes sooner. However saying this I would highly recommend this book.

a great story beautifully narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-04-2020

I really loved this book and it was such a pleasure to listen to Tom Hanks read it .I loved the story of the family with the house at the centre. The characters were so alive, particularly the two siblings . What a great book, such a pleasure to listen to.

A great story well told

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-04-2020

The story combined a present and a past , during and after World War 2

A great yarn, beautifully read

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Reviewed: 18-02-2020

I really liked this book. An intriguing story, ideal for those who like a bit of romance, suspense and nature. Beautifully read and keeping your interest the whole way through. Still deliberating whether I would have preferred the book without the last chapter or not. I will let other readers decide. A great accomplishment for a debut novel.

An interesting story but didn't really engage.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2020

A lot of ideas worth exploring but much of the book wasted this opportunity. Jumping around in structure didn't really add to the story for me. The latter half of the book was more rewarding.

One of the best from audible

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Reviewed: 29-12-2019

I found Peter Hartcher 's essay insighful, intriguing, interesting and informative. Top marks to Peter Hartcher for producing such a well-rounded, excellent piece of work. Peter Hartcher for Defence minister!

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Interesting insight into black America

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-11-2019

Thought this story seemed a very authentic scenario well told. Good for young or older adults who don't mind a little swearing. Worth a listen.