While resisting eviction from the Queensland family property during the Great Depression, Jack McKenna is shot dead. Left destitute with her crippled mother and young twin brothers to care for, Emma McKenna fights back. In her struggle to survive she must overcome, ruthless wealthy relatives, racial bigotry, child abuse, corrupt financiers, and choose between the love of two very different men.
©2000 David Crookes (P)2000 Big Indian
"I couldn't put it down, entertaining and easy to read." (Brisbane Courier Mail)
"Crookes unveils areas of Australia's suspect and much-avoided past in a natural and engrossing style." (Melbourne Herald Sun)
I would not recommend this book to a friend.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Plenty of true historical / political background was woven into the storyline, putting the fiction in its true context, and making it more enjoyable.
The reading was stilted and uncomfortable to listen to, as though the narrator was having difficulty seeing the words. The recording quality was the worst I have listened to from Audible, as though it was in a tin box with many variations in quality and frequent "noises off" which were most distracting. I was enjoying the story enough to persevere with the poor quality of the sound, but I wouldn't recommend it to anybody else.
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