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Call of the Kiwi Audiobook

Call of the Kiwi: In the Land of the Long White Cloud, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

In the exhilarating conclusion to the internationally bestselling In the Land of the Long White Cloud trilogy, the spirited Warden and McKenzie clan continues its trials - and triumphs - in New Zealand and beyond.

The great-granddaughter of Gwyneira McKenzie - who arrived in New Zealand as a naïve young bride in In the Land of the Long White Cloud - Gloria Martyn has enjoyed an idyllic childhood at Kiward Station, her family's sprawling sheep farm in the Canterbury Plains. When her parents send word from Europe that it's time for Gloria to become a proper "lady" by attending boarding school half a world away in England, Gloria must leave everything and everyone she loves most in the world, including her steadfast protector Jack McKenzie. Wrenched from her beloved homeland and struggling to fit in with the stifling strictures of British boarding-school life, Gloria has never felt more alone. Upon discovering that her parents have no intention of ever sending her home, Gloria takes matters into her own hands and sets off on an adventure that will change her forever.

A stirring coming-of-age tale of love, loss, endurance, shame, and redemption that takes readers from the lush plains of New Zealand's South Island to the bloody shores of Gallipoli, across Australia's Northern Territory and beyond, Call of the Kiwi is a profoundly satisfying conclusion to the saga that has captured readers' hearts across the globe.

©2009 Verlagsgruppe Lübbe GmbH & Co. KG, Bergisch Gladbach. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. English translation © 2014 by D. W. Lovett.

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  • Debbie
    Toney, Alabama
    01/06/15
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    "New Zealand thru WWII, 3rd in Trilogy GREAT FINISH"

    WOW! This last book in the trilogy is excellent. Gwyn and James live on the sheep farm together well into their golden years, while Kura and William are still flitting around Europe singing . . . Their daughter, Gloria longs to come home to New Zealand, but her parents, not remembers their own youthful desires, force her into their own "mold" . . . The saga which began with Land of the Long White Cloud concludes with Call of the Kiwi . . . and this last book is deep, sad, and oh, so sweet . . . culminating perfectly.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • B
    22/06/14
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    "TERRIFIC STORY(IES)"
    What made the experience of listening to Call of the Kiwi the most enjoyable?

    Not since I read Mitchner's Hawaii, have I found an epic story of multi generations and cultures with such appeal. Ms Lark character development was exceptional. At times it does bog down sentimental rhetoric but it does not seem to take away from the story.


    What about Anne Flosnik’s performance did you like?

    It is hard.not to be a fan of Anne Flosnik. She has a wide range voices and is extremely articulate.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kay Fischer
    30/08/16
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    "Book Review"

    Good narrator. I loved the book. I enjoyed learning some New Zeeland history. Good characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Compute
    Alabama
    03/06/16
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    "Good Read"

    Thoroughly enjoyed the series by Sarah Lark. This third book in the series wasn't quite as good as the other two, but it was still a good read. Ms. Lark definitely knows how to bring the countryside, people and customs of the region and time to life and helps us to live through the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • libby
    19/05/16
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    "Horrible Reading"
    What would have made Call of the Kiwi better?

    Reader. This reader was so bad I could not even listen to her after several attempts.


    Any additional comments?

    Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. I am mad I spent money on this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Des Moines, IA USA
    08/05/16
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    "I have absolutely loved this series!"

    I have listened to all three books in this series and have been enthralled by each of them. I liked how all the pov characters were strong women. Like many of the characters, I have not had an easy life. I appreciate a writer that sensitively and accurately portrays people that have suffered and healed from trauma. I will be reading more by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    WENTZVILLE, MO, United States
    01/05/16
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    "A Beautiful End to The Series."

    Knowing this was the last book in the series made me a bit sad. This amazing book took us through a journey child by child, generation by generation, country by country, and tragedy by tragedy. I was happy that there were only two deaths throughout the series. The ending could of filled an whole other book. Lol. I want to know more about blank & blank. I can't tell you.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B Reader
    Finger Lakes Region, NY
    24/03/16
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    "Pleasant listen, but...."
    Any additional comments?

    In this third and final book in the series the young characters are getting into adventures that in real life they would not have survived.

    I found a lot of this book to make my eyes roll because of it. Without going into detail to ruin the book for someone who has not listened to it, I would say that Gloria would not have survived her 'adventure' or she would have returned home with a disease.

    She was also a very unlikable character, no matter what happened to her.

    I would have liked to have had more Maori participation in these books, with less emphasis on 'tribe' and 'witch doctor' stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pip Nelson
    04/07/15
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    "Good but repetitious"

    As is the case with many series books, the theme of this book is a repeat of the theme of the previous two just a generation apart. This normally would not bother me but it seems to be a bit gratuitous at this point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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