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Kal

By: Judy Nunn
Narrated by: Bruce Venables
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In a story as sweeping as the land itself, bestselling author Judy Nunn brings Kal magically to life.

DESERT GOLD RUSH

Kalgoorlie. It grew out of the red dust of the desert over the world's richest vein of gold. People were drawn there from all over the world, to start afresh or to seek their fortunes.

DREAMS AND STRUGGLES

People like Giovanni Gianni, fleeing his part in a family tragedy. Or Maudie Gaskill, one of the first women to arrive at the goldfields, and now owner of the most popular pub in town. Or Caterina Panuzzi, banished to the other side of the world to protect her family's honour.

The burgeoning town could reward you or it could destroy you, but it would never let you go.

FORGING A NATION

From the heady early days of the gold rush to the horrors of the First World War, to the shame and confrontation of the post-war riots, Kal tells the story of Australia itself and the people who forged a nation out of a harsh and unforgiving land.

©2021 Judy Nunn (P)2021 Penguin Random House Australia

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Interesting story

I enjoyed this novel. Another interesting Australian story by Judy Nunn. The exaggerated Australian voices did become irritating towards the end. Just a bit too overdone!
However apart from that, the theme and characters were well portrayed. Looking forward to my next Judy Nunn story but with more accurate Australian voices.

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Well done

Well done Judy. Bit graphic in the war. But it brings home the sacrifice the men made going to war. Makes this COVID pandemic look like a walk in the park.
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Brilliant Characters

Author and narrator bought the characters rivetingly alive from start to finish. I loved this story.

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Brilliant Read

Beautifully written , what an adventure! Do yourself a favour and listen to this book ! Brilliant

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Beautifully written

Tragic, beautiful and true. Judy Nunn is an amazing historical fiction author. Thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed Kal.

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A lover of Judy Nunn books

Loved it as with most of her books. Having lived in Kal, I related to this story.

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Great Australian Story

great story of our Goldfields Judy Nunn is a great storyteller but the narrator was terrible. especially with the women voices....spoilt it really

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Great characters

An easy read about one of Australia’s favourite mining communities, the good the bad and the ugly.

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Absolutely fabulous story

Brilliantly written by Judy Nunn and well read by Bruce Venables . Very Intersting and educational about the activities of Kalgoorlie . Wonderfully researched . Love Judy’s books !!

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Absolutely Loved It!!!

I love Australian stories. This is a beautifully written story that I’d listen to again. Thankyou Judy for once again.

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.