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    • My Brilliant Career

    • By: Miles Franklin
    • Narrated by: Megan Rees
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    With this warning, Sybylla confesses to her rich and handsome suitor that she is given to writing stories and bound, therefore, on a brilliant career. In this ironically titled and exuberant work by Miles Franklin, originally published in 1901, Sybylla tells the story of growing up passionate and rebellious in rural New South Wales, where the most that girls could hope for was to marry or to teach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A forgotten pleasure

    • By Mr on 21-10-2014

    Non-member price: $35.84

    • My Brilliant Career

    • By: Miles Franklin
    • Narrated by: Carrie Bickmore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Miles Franklin began the candid, passionate, and contrary My Brilliant Career when she was only 16, intending for it to be the Australian answer to Jane Eyre. This thinly veiled autobiographical tale of a young girl hungering for life and love in the outback was so beyond its years when first released in 1901 that Franklin insisted it not be published again until 10 years after her death. My Brilliant Career is a coming of age story for all of the ages.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible performance, unfortunate for the book!!!

    • By Jennifer on 30-11-2014

    Non-member price: $22.46