Australian Trilogy
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  • 1
    The Potato Factory | Bryce Courtenay

    The Potato Factory

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
    (103)
    Story
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    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    Fab!

    Really well read and a gripping story. I was not sure what to expect from the information on the website but I was not at all let down. I enjoyed the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 March 2009 by Katie (Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Tommo and Hawk | Bryce Courtenay

    Tommo and Hawk

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
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    Performance
    (60)
    Story
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    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    I'm addicted to Bryce and Humphrey!!

    Narrator is outstanding really bringing all the characters to life. Absolutely loved this book and now to Solomons Song....

    Reviewed on 27 July 2015 by Louise K. ()
  • 3
    Solomon's Song | Bryce Courtenay

    Solomon's Song

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
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    Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

    The best audio book I have ever listened to

    A monumental look at Australian life in times of war and peace. The depiction of the cause and effect of Australia's participation in world wars and e..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 March 2009 by Sharon (Angmering, United Kingdom)