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I tell you, you meet some strange characters in this game....

Boasting the biggest beats in the world - some as large as France - Australia's outback police have seen it all: natural disasters, incredible acts of selflessness, unspeakable crimes and daring rescues, just to name a few. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way: from the murderer who stuffed his victims' bodies down wombat holes to the policeman who arrested his own wife to the prisoner who risked his life to rescue his own captor from certain death.

Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has travelled the length and breadth of the country to gather their tales of adventure and misadventure, drama and mayhem, and larrikinism and laughter, to create this memorable collection of real life stories about those on the frontline in the heart of Australia.

©2015 Bill Marsh (P)2015 Bolinda

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Fascinating. More please.

I'd love to meet Swampy. He reads so comfortably as though he just chatting.
Great stories of a wonderful country and fascinating lives. It's like spending time with Henry Lawson.

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ok

most of the story's were really good to listen to, but the way they were told and the way the book it set out is really strange. lost interest after a while cause I couldn't keep up with what was a new story.

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A corker of a read

A wonderful collection of stories, giving insight into the ways policing has changed over the decades, and the ways it's still the same, for better or worse, but mostly for better

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loved it

It was great to hear all the tales of the way it was and how they dealt with it then.

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A very compelling read

Just a great Australian yarn. You really feel a part of the outback police world. Makes me want to get out in the bush again soon.

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Excellent stories of coppers in the bush

I wasn’t expecting much but this is the best book I’ve read / listened to in ages. It helps having been a copper and living in Oz but I thoroughly recommend it.

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Interesting and charming read/listen. A little disjointed and confusing in places. Well worth the read though.

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wonderful history

Thanks to the many people who shared their stories and to all involved in the compilation. This is a great way to learn about our history and places around the country.

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Good stories

Really enjoyed the stories. Found the inflection of the narrators hard at time and the pronunciation of local names could have been better especially from Kate

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  • pleun brevet
  • 06-05-2019

Boring!

Couldn't finish it as the stories were so boring. They seem to be written down literally and the interviewees were not the greatest story tellers. It could have been a lot more exciting had they edited better.

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