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Tracking North

Narrated by: Petra Kalive
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tracking North is a beautiful family story about life in the stunning Gulf Country, one of the world's most unique and fascinating places.

Kelly Roberts finds refuge in the rugged and remote cattle country of Northern Australia, but when tragedy strikes, she is forced to find a new life for herself and her children outside of Rainsford Station. 

She retreats to the family’s only asset - a freehold block of land owned jointly by her eccentric father-in-law, Quinn. In the valley at Evergreen Springs, Quinn hopes the fractured family might all come together to start over again.

Life in Queensland’s Far North is unpredictable - especially with the wildness of the wet season. But when 12-year-old Rob makes a gruesome discovery in the valley, real peril comes far too close to home.

©2014 Kerry McGinnis (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"An engaging story of family and second chances set in the stunning Gulf country." (Book'd Out)

"Kerry McGinnis writes like poetry.... She stands out among Australian authors." (Fleur McDonald, best-selling author of Where the River Runs)

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Life and growing love in a harsh environment.

Tracking North is a vivid picture of the larger than life people who live in the far north of Australia where just the thought of the humidity during the wet season is enough to fry my brain. I know I couldn’t stand to live there, but there are many who do and they put up with the rain and the heat, the snakes, the goannas and the dingoes, and the people who live away from the towns, in relative isolation, work harder than most Australians could imagine having to work to get from one day to the next.

There is a gentle love story woven throughout, but the book to me was really a camera lens looking at the struggles of newly widowed Kelly bringing up her preteen son, Rob (nickname, Twice) and younger daughter, Annie when they go to live with Kelly's father-in-law, Quin.

A fascinating read and the audible narration was excellent.

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Great listening

was very enjoyable and interesting could emagine your self up there in the north
of Australia

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  • Jennifer Jefferson
  • 19-05-2020

Boring narrator

The take is ok as I’m a Brit which adds some interest. It’s predictable. The narrator is very boring even in the exciting parts.