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This is the unforgettable memoir of a young woman's journey with her family through the outback.  

At the age of six, Kerry McGinnis loses her mother. Her father, left with four young children to raise, gathers up his family and leaves the city to go droving. For the next 15 years, the McGinnis clan travels the continent, droving, horse breaking and living off the land. 

Kerry grows up in the harsh outback, and the animals that inhabit the land are her closest friends. With the memory of her absent mother ever present, Kerry begins her difficult journey into young womanhood.

©1999 Kerry McGinnis (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing

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Disappointing

I could not even get past the first chapter. The narration was terrible. I was looking forward to this book, but the stilted narration and overlong pauses between sentences made listening a nightmare.

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A Different Life

I really enjoyed this first hand look at the droving life from days gone by.
Will listen again soon.

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Superb story of Outback life

Told from the point of view of a young teenage girl working with her drover family

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