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Publisher's Summary

This book is an inspiring tribute to the remarkable life of Sir Sidney Kidman - the Cattle King.

At the age of 13 Sidney Kidman ran away from home with only five shillings in his pocket. He went on to become a horse dealer, drover, cattle buyer and bush jockey and he also ran a coach business. Above all Kidman created a mighty cattle empire of more than a hundred stations, fighting droughts, bushfires, floods and plagues of vermin to do so. His enterprise and courage won him a huge fortune and made him a legend.

©2011 © Idriess Enterprises Pty Ltd © Recording Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Not unabridged - great story though

Great story and well told. At times the background sound effects can be too much, but mostly I didn't mind them.
However, very disappointed that the book was advertised as "unabridged" and is very clearly not.

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Disappointing

Not enough detail and to much background noise can barely hear the narrator. There is no talk about any of the stations in detail

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The story would be better without so much bird noise and hooves and music, maybe toned down a bit at times it was louder than the narrator

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good read

A story that is only half told . Could have had more detail off the people he was involved with.
But never the less I still enjoyed it .

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  • Sam
  • 04-05-2015

bit short

Good listen but I was expecting a longer more detailed description of Kidman's life. and the sound effects can be overpowering at times especially the bloody cockies.

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  • 04-09-2016

Australia's best bush businessman

I've read the hardcover book, and now this, and loved both. There were quite a few stories missed in the audible version, so if you enjoyed this then do yourself a favour and get a copy of the paper book!
A great man, a great life, and well worth a listen!