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If you're looking for a captivating collection of Australian myths, then pay attention....

With a history reaching back over 40,000 years, Indigenous Australian culture is one of the oldest continually existing cultures in the world. According to DNA tests conducted at the University of Copenhagen, Indigenous Australian people are the descendants of the first migrants to have left the birthplace of humanity in Africa, some 75,000 years ago. Across these many millennia, the Indigenous peoples of Australia have established complex and unique societies that have adapted well to the often harsh conditions of the Australian landscape. 

Although Indigenous Australian culture tends to be named as though it were a single unit, it is far from monolithic. According to the Australian government’s website, at the time of first contact with Europeans, there were some 500 distinct Indigenous nations inhabiting Australia, speaking different languages and following their own religious and cultural practices, with a certain amount of overlap across cultures. 

As with all human societies, that of the Indigenous Australians is abounding in stories. Stories of how the world came to be the way it is, stories of heroism and perfidy, stories about animals and birds, and stories about love and hate all have parts to play in the wide array of myths, legends, and tales created by Indigenous Australians.  

Australian Mythology: Captivating Dreamtime Stories of Indigenous Australians invites you to go on a startling journey and discover: 

  • Origin stories
  • Myths of gods, heroes, and monsters
  • Animal tales
  • And much, much more!

So if you want a captivating collection of Australian myths, click the “Add to Cart” button!

©2020 Matt Clayton (P)2020 Matt Clayton

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  • Dan
  • 20-07-2020

couldn't get passed the intro

the American voice over artist wasn't really the right choice to read this audio book. would love to have it re done with an Australian reading it.

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Interesting collection of stories, but the narration is oh so slow and a little dumbed down. Listen on a faster speed to improve the effect.

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I moved to Australia almost 8 years. During those years I’d rarely exposed to aboriginal people and particularly to their culture and mythology. This book taught me a great deal about them and filled the void. While the book does not put a contrast between their mythology and others (e.g. Greek mythology), one can make that contrast and learn even more. I also learned good stories to tell such as why you mustn’t imitate kookaburra, or why wombats have flat faces and kangaroos long tail. The narrator’s style was not my favorite but still pretty good to listen to.

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  • 02-05-2020

Good so far!

So informative! I've been searching everywhere for a detailed collection of the gods and this was perfect. Still listening, but good so far!

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  • Joe M Whitten
  • 02-05-2020

Very informative.

I have been studying Australian Mythology for many years and I am always looking for new Audiobooks on the subject. I found this Audiobook to be very informative and accurate. It is also very easy to follow for those just learning about the subject

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  • Mack B Taylor
  • 02-05-2020

Great Audiobook!

I have not finished listening to it all yet but I love this Audiobook! You can start from the beginning and listen about all those characters or you can choose your favorite characters from the index and just learn about them

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  • Gail M Greig
  • 02-05-2020

Quickly Informative

Some prior basic knowledge of Australian mythology is suggested though. If you have little to no knowledge on the subject, you will still find this Audiobook very useful

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  • Rebecca T Payne
  • 02-05-2020

If you are looking for an enjoyable audible

If you are looking for an enjoyable audible about Australian Mythology, I highly suggest this audiobook. It is rather short, but with lots of knowledge packed into it.

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  • Randy B Riemer
  • 02-05-2020

I would suggest it to anyone

I would suggest it to anyone who requires to be aware of the Gods and Goddesses of Australian Mythology.

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  • Mildred T Ruggiero
  • 02-05-2020

If anyone has an interest in Australian Mythology

If anyone has an interest in Australian Mythology they cannot do better than buy this audiobook. Full marks to the author for his analysis.

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  • Little
  • 21-12-2020

What is with the voice

Australian mythology spoken by what sounds like an American robot. They couldn’t get one indigenous Australian to read their own mythology? Or even just an Australian? The stories are great, but so many simple words are mispronounced. Such a shame. I would have preferred to have read the book myself.

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  • Paul E McNish
  • 02-05-2020

This audiobook was exactly what my husband wanted.

This audiobook was exactly what my husband wanted. Some idea of who is who and who belongs to who in the world of gods and men- or more often women. It is hard to believe that anyone could believe such a way out nonsense.

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  • Robert K Hess
  • 02-05-2020

Fantastic Audiobook

Fantastic Audiobook. accurately what I required and gives clear info on the Gods and their connections to each other

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  • Erin Field
  • 01-05-2020

Great Stories

A very interesting listen. I was happy to find this because my audible store doesn’t have a lot of audibles like this. Thank you so much!

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  • Scott Hayward
  • 01-05-2020

A wonderful introduction

I enjoyed this audible on Australian Mythology. I found these tales from Australia very interesting. I didn't know anything about the Myths of Australia.

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  • Ryan Knight
  • 01-05-2020

Delightful

We forget how rich native Australian culture is, also we forget that myths tell of their world view. This is a wonderful listen.

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  • Joel Phillips
  • 01-05-2020

Interesting Listen

This listen gives information that is not taught in school and you might not know. It is informative and is an easy listen also.

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  • Maisie Walker
  • 30-04-2020

Awesome!

This is such an easy audible to listen. It isn't dry or overbearing. The stories are formatted nicely. The stories are a bit more condensed than other variations, so you lose some of the details, but you get a good summary of them. Great for people just wanting a starting point for the various mythologies.

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  • Isabel Collins
  • 30-04-2020

Neat Approach!

This was a great retelling of ancient myths and history. Each section combined storytelling and historical fact in a way that was interesting. There were many historical facts as well as speculations as to how the myths of ancient man came about.

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  • Luca Spencer
  • 30-04-2020

great mythology

A very neat approach to three different cultures & their beliefs. All major civilizations have myths, beliefs.

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  • Eleanor McDonald
  • 30-04-2020

What Fun!!

This audible gave a fun, fast-moving, and UNDERSTANDABLE examples of some of the more obscure, and some of the more popular, myths that we have learned something about.

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  • Robert Hopkins
  • 30-04-2020

Absolutely Wonderful Listen!

I loved it, especially listening about Australian mythology! This series of audibles allows the listener to see just what these ancient civilizations thought about, what was most important to them and how concepts like honour had a major impact on their lives.

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  • Corey Gilbert
  • 29-04-2020

Superb

Great listening & information on Native Australians. Many of the stories are similar but, yet still different.

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