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Jack & Harry

Narrated by: David Tredinnick
Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A great Australian yarn about a bold Australian outback adventure belonging to another time in another world, inspired by a true story.The happy routine life of two Perth boys is shattered one November day in 1950 when they are falsely accused of theft. With fabricated evidence mounting against them they decide to run away from their homes and families to avoid prosecution and pooling their meager pocket money they back the winner of the Melbourne Cup and fund an escape.
©2005 Tony McKenna and Mervyn Davis (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"David Tredinnick is nothing short of outstanding as the boys travel, meeting a happy-go-lucky Irishman, a soft-spoken priest, an older Aborigine man and his nephew, and many others. Each voice for more than a dozen unique characters sounds perfectly distinct.... It’s an exciting trip for the boys and for listeners, as well, as the two mates discover the true definition of home." (AudioFile)

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loved it.

Our family of 2 adults and 4 kids loved this. Everyone hanging on every word. Ages 6-41!

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Not to be Missed

The best book I have heard in 5 years of listening to auditable books and I have listened to many.
Great story about the Australian bush and lifestyle.
Pity the schools don't make all kids listen to this book.
Extremely well read as well, a real Larkin narrator
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Love this story

An excellent Austrlian story and couldn't put this book down. If you love the Australian bush you will enjoy this book. Highly recommend it.

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Great story

This book is amazing with full richness of Australian culture and diversity. The narrator was incredible with his different characters and accents.

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easy to follow

loved it, I could easily picture myself in the story and it just aids to my cravings of adventure!

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Awesome is n understatement!!!

The whole family absolutely loved this book and all of the wonderful characters :) The narrator absolutely nailed it !!

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Good Aussie Stuff

Loved this book. brought back fond memories. Great coming of age story. recommended for good clean story.

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Can't wait to hear the second book

amazing story. Our family thoroughly enjoyed listening to this on our trip around Australia. A must for everyone

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Awesome

What a wonderful and very interesting book kept me intrigued for hours on a long drive just couldn't get enough of the story well done.

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  • JBO
  • Sydney
  • 29-06-2018

Great yarn of outback adventure

Took a moment or two to get into it then hook, line and sinker. Great story which I didn't want to end.

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  • White
  • 08-11-2011

Amazing Book

My husband and I really enjoyed this book. We have been to a lot of the towns mentioned in this book.

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  • 27-02-2011

A favorite of Dad and the boys

I listened to this to verify it was ok for kids. Often Audible kids books are not appropriate in my opinion. Some good lessons but nothing too deep, just a fun adventure of some young boys. My boys love to listen to this one on road trips. Narrator has a fun Australian accent.

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  • 28-09-2018

awesome story

well worth the credit. great for kids, great for adults. no swear words or other stuff that would inhibit a 10 year old from enjoying it, while being well written enough to keep adults engaged.

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  • Lars
  • 01-03-2017

Do Not Miss!

This is an entirely charming and engaging little story about two young boys' coming of age. The story may be simple, but the narration, story, and characters make it a very worthwhile addition to your library. Additionally, it is a wonderful listen that will make you smile and feel good.

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  • Tracey
  • 10-09-2014

tough times

Where does Jack & Harry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

its a good listen the boys get up to some great adventurestrue of the time this book is set about well written

What other book might you compare Jack & Harry to and why?

bryce courtneys tommo and hawk 2 boys on a big life adventure

What does David Tredinnick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

yes he is a very good reader make the book very lifelike

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes it gets you hooked on what is about to happen

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  • Rowan
  • 11-05-2010

loved it

a real good fun book about a couple of happy go lucky lads

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  • Richard
  • 11-06-2015

A cracking yarn

I read this book and loved the boys own adventure before listening to it, David Tredinnick does a great job of giving all of the characters personalities to life.

A great holiday listen.