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You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids

Narrated by: Dino Marnika
Series: Les Norton, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humour
4.5 out of 5 stars (163 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Les Norton, a big red-headed country boy from Queensland, has just arrived in the big smoke and is set to make his mark. Working as a bouncer at an illegal casino in the Cross, Les encounters a number of fascinating characters who make up the seamier side of one of the most exciting cities in the world – gamblers, conmen, bookies, bouncers, hookers, and hit men, who ply their respective trades from the golden sands of Bondi to the tainted gutters of Kings Cross... usually on the wrong side of the law.

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Not sure I should have gone back

These books were great as a teenager in the 90's. Unfortunately they haven't aged well. Sexism, racism, unnecessary violence, and downright bad writing shine through. I feel for the narrator having to read these out loud.

There are still a few chuckles hidden here and there, but I don't think it was worth cringing through the rest to get to them.

Sorry Bobbie, I used to love these books.

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Cracker

Loved the book this great too.
Will get the next one. 15 words sucks. Yes

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A bloody good read! Get into it.

Great Aussie larrikin literature - superbly written and narrated. I haven’t laughed out loud over a book in ages. Fair dinkum.

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bloody brilliant

this book is so funny I was laughing the whole time would recommend to my mates

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great story

great story well read! laugh out loud funny! good old fashioned male aussie humour and slang

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Brilliant!

Really enjoyed the first book in this series! Hanging to hear the rest :) Mr Wobbly

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A very funny listen!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - Great aussie read - Every adventure has a charaacter that reminds you of someone.

What other book might you compare You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids to, and why?

None

Have you listened to any of Dino Marnika’s other performances? How does this one compare?

First experience

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed so much

Any additional comments?

Thankyou Robbert G BArrett

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A man from God's country

The classic first story of Les Norton. This is Australian humour and adventure at its best. Good onya Rob Barrett. You're a legend in Australia literature..

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great listening

loved it from start to finish
awesome narrator. must listen to more of les norton.

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  • Tracey
  • 31-08-2014

norton

Would you listen to You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids again? Why?

yes les norton is a character and you wouldn,t be dead for quids

What did you like best about this story?

nortons cunning way,s to scam people

Which character – as performed by Dino Marnika – was your favorite?

les norton

Who was the most memorable character of You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids and why?

warren i think he is a little nieve

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  • Gordon
  • 29-10-2012

True Blue Aussie Humour

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes , real easy listening full of fun and great humour

What did you like best about this story?

so descriptive with every chapter

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

great voice

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

spend a quid and watch hell of a good flick

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  • paul j boyd
  • 27-01-2012

Skip this one

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one

Would you ever listen to anything by Robert G. Barrett again?

Absolutely not

Have you listened to any of Dino Marnika’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Hes very good

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None

Any additional comments?

I am 3/4 through this book and still have not discovered a plot. No plot so the author has les beating people up , including Karate champions. Getting seduced by beautiful women. And letting his brothers dog kill and eat another dog. Oh and his brother eats a little also. I've read other les norton books and found them entertaining. But after this crap I won't be reading anymore. A refund is due me and any other person who bought this trash

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