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    • The White Earth

    • By: Andrew McGahan
    • Narrated by: Edwin Hodgeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William is eight-years-old when his father is killed in a farming accident and he is invited, along with his psychologically fragile mother, to live with his great-uncle John McIvor at the decaying homestead of Kuran House. The property is the original station of the Darling Downs and the imminent Native Title Act is of great concern to the local landowners. McIvor, a hard and driven man, is organising a rally against the Act, whilst at the same time testing William as a potential heir of Kuran House.

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    • Australian Gothic

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    • 1988

    • By: Andrew McGahan
    • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In McGahan's prequel to his best-selling debut, Praise, Gordon, failed writer and bottleshop boy, feels his life is going nowhere and heads north with Wayne in search of their rightful place in the culture of a nation. 'A lighthouse. A weather station, thousands of miles away. For six months. I drank steadily. With alcohol it all made sense.' It's the Bicentennial year, and for Gordon it seems his life is going nowhere. It's time to escape. From his overcrowded house, from Brisbane, from Expo 88, from everything.

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    • Last Drinks

    • By: Andrew McGahan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    It's a decade since the infamous Inquiry into corruption tore the state of Queensland apart. But for George Verney, disgraced journalist and bit player in the great scandals of his day, the Inquiry has never quite finished. After 10 years of self-imposed exile, drawn by the terrible death of a man who was his friend, he reluctantly returns to Brisbane, the city of his downfall. In a town he no longer recognises, and through an underworld that has forgotten him, George must seek out the other hidden survivors of his times, to confront the truth about their common past.

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    • Underground

    • By: Andrew McGahan
    • Narrated by: William Zappa
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Blistering, brilliant, corrosively sharp and blackly comic, Underground goes straight to the heart of the country's future - and it isn't pretty. Think ahead five or so years from now, to an Australia transformed by the never-ending war on terror. Canberra has been wiped out in a nuclear attack. There is a permanent state of emergency. Security checkpoints, citizenship tests, identity cards and detention without trial have all become the norm. Suspect minorities have been locked away into ghettos. And worse - no one wants to play cricket with us anymore.

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