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The Girl from Snowy River

The Matilda Saga, Book 2
Narrated by: Edwina Wren
Series: The Matilda Saga Series, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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In the tradition of The Man from Snowy River comes a gripping and courageous sequel to A Waltz for Matilda

The year is 1919. Thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World War I still casts its shadow across a valley in the heart of Australia, particularly for orphaned 16-year-old Flinty McAlpine, who lost a brother when the Snowy River men marched away to war. 

Why has the man Flinty loves returned from the war so changed and distant? Why has her brother Andy "gone with cattle", leaving Flinty in charge of their younger brother and sister and with the threat of eviction from the farm she loves so dearly? A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow offers hope. Now Flinty must ride to save her farm, her family, and the valley she loves. 

Set among the landscapes of the great poems of Australia, this book is a love song to the Snowy Mountains and a tribute to Australia's poets who immortalised so much of our land. 

The Girl from Snowy River combines passion, heartbreak, history, and an enduring love and rich understanding of Australia.

©2012 Jackie French (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Thank You, Edwina

(No spoilers) I remember first reading this book when I was in eighth grade, and it instantly became a favourite of mine. It's such a beautiful story, and it's nice to find one set in Australia. I fell in love with the descriptions of the landscape, and the relationships between the characters - especially Flinty and Sandy. Sweet, then sad, then sweet again. And Mrs Mac was such a likeable character too. And Edwina! Such a wonderful job!! The emotion behind the words, the distinction between the characters despite only a small change of voice. Definitely one of the best narrators I've heard so far. Thank you for bringing the story to life!!