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Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories

Narrated by: Jim Haynes
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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The ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories: the unknown, the forgotten and the surprising. Did you know that in 1932 the Australian army was called out to wage war on an invading army of 20,000...emus? Or that the first royal personage to arrive in Australia was the King of Iceland, and he came as a convict? And how about the spooky phenomenon of the mischief-making Guyra Ghost?

From Jim Haynes, one of our most successful and prolific tellers of yarns and bush tales, comes this ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories: the unknown, the forgotten, the surprising, the truly weird and the completely inexplicable. Told with refreshing understatement, Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories vividly evokes a vanishing Australia when anything was possible, when characters were larger than life and the bizarre and strange were normal.

©2016 Jim Haynes (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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enthralling stories that leave you wanting to know

absolutely loved it some of the stories were absolutely heartbreaking and others genuinely funny an amazing mix of different stories.

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Historical accounts of Australian people

The voice is well metered and the stories important and interesting. Very modern only I would have enjoyed some more diverse stories of disability or woman and indigenous historical figures. There are some woman but not as equally portraits. Fair and true depiction s of many.

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Anti-transgender bias

The book blatantly misgenders a transgender man, Eugene Falleni, calling him by his birth name and repeatedly using the pronoun "her," despite acknowledging he lived his life as a man and was treated as a man by those around him. Misgendering trans people isn't acceptable and tarnishes the entire book.

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Enjoyable

Found some of the stories really interesting and will prob give it another listen. Mostly very engaging , well written and narrated Australian history.

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More yawn than yarn

Sorry to say, this goes on and on with too much monotonous detail, poorly planned story telling, and not terribly interesting stories anyway.

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Looking for excitement

Pretty mundane. A little history but dragged out. Sorry I took 2 months to get 4 hours left. I just didn’t want to play the audio nook
Craig Berry