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Summary

The world's toughest car race. Twenty-one days of searing heat and rock-hard desert tracks; of blowouts and breakdowns; of subterfuge and sabotage. Ten thousand miles of dust and glory. Driving at breakneck speed over Australia's roughest roads and through the most appalling conditions imaginable, six competitors break free from the pack and fight for the lead, gradually finding themselves entangled in a web of deceit, betrayal and danger. Dust and Glory is best-selling author Evan Green's stirring account of the most grueling race of them all. A hair-raising, careering ride that accelerates to a gripping and unforgettable finish.

©1990 Evan Green (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, 2013.

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Fun, exciting, well read

Humphrey Bower is the narrator; 'nough said!!

Not a challenging book, just an action packed, roller-coaster ride around 1950s Australia.
Well written, beautifully read, I loved it.

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  • Andrew
  • Barnsley, United Kingdom
  • 04-02-14

Great book.. multiple sub stories to keep interest

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes.. i couldnt put it down, i just wanted to know what happened next..

What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Great accents and multiple voices (in austrailian too) giving the charactors instant recognition

Any additional comments?

Great book.. wish there was a sequel..

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Not a bad story

What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

Good, but the voice of the female character was annoying and she came across as a meek and pathetic

Any additional comments?

The story line was a little predictable, but it is a good story well told and entertained whilst commuting

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  • Bedelia
  • burnopfield, newcastle on tyne, United Kingdom
  • 07-03-15

a good ride

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Highly recommend this book, get the real feeling of the ride across Australia. Will probably listen to it again at a later date

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dust and Glory?

Enjoyed every bit of the story. You can picture all the characters.

What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He is a great story teller, has the right accent and sense of humour in his voice all Australians have that live in the outback. I wish he narrated more, but have listened to all the ones available on audio by him.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely a story you want to continue listening to, hard to put it down

Any additional comments?

More stories like this one would be very welcome

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  • Boysmom
  • 21-07-15

Great adventure!

No worries about wasting a credit on this one. Fair dinkum! This book has everything; adventure, crime, danger, romance, humour, mishaps and lots if great characters all narrated by one of the best. How could it not be good?!?!

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  • Kevin
  • 04-07-15

Cheers to Humphrey Bower!

This audio book would have suffered immensely had not a narrator of Humphrey Bower's talent read it.

The naivety of the main characters became a bit of a grind. Ridiculous really. After ALL the mishaps and shady characters lurking about, most plodded along in ignorant bliss. The way luck ALWAYS befell the protagonists was a little childish as well. Moral of the story was that good guys prevail and bad guys are buffoons and plagued with misfortune. All delivered with the subtlety of a sledge hammer.

The story certainly had it's moments in spite of a constant repetition of calamitous scenarios, but again, would have been a bore without Humphrey Bower's brilliant narration.

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  • J. Pearse
  • 08-06-15

Loved it

If you could sum up Dust and Glory in three words, what would they be?

Great Australian story

What other book might you compare Dust and Glory to and why?

None. It is quite a unique story. Bryce Courtney writes in a similar fashion

Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

Jack the larichen..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-02-15

Best Audiobook EVer

What did you love best about Dust and Glory?

The humor, and the excellent narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

gelignite jack, one of the funniest and coolest characters i've ever experienced

Which scene was your favorite?

hard to say, there are so many good scenes. maybe the scene involving the stunned kangaroo and the botched photo

If you could rename Dust and Glory, what would you call it?

the name is perfect

Any additional comments?

get this book, you'll not regret it

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  • Sue
  • 31-01-15

Great!

I'll never tire of Humphrey Bower's voice! Great story too - looking forward to reading another Evan Green book, although they're not narrated by my fave.

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  • Tracey
  • 10-02-14

for the dust and glory

What did you love best about Dust and Glory?

great characters good story line

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dust and Glory?

gelegnite jack and the broome dunny explosine

What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

humphery bower is a good story teller adds life to the characters he is tellling about

If you could rename Dust and Glory, what would you call it?

i don,t think i would rename it the title is approprete for the redex of the era

Any additional comments?

good book well read

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  • Hanlie
  • 09-02-18

Thoroughly enjoyable

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As much as I wanted to know what happened at the end, I didn't want this book to end. It was a very enjoyable listening experience. I fully intend to use some of Gelignite Jack's colourful expressions! What a character!

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  • Rand Hall
  • 24-03-17

Another winner.

A winning combination, Evanns and Bower! A long delightful adventure with love, suspense and plenty of drama.

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  • Linda K. Bailey
  • 01-11-14

Nothing like a good race book.

Would you consider the audio edition of Dust and Glory to be better than the print version?

Humphrey Bower, once again, brings the characters to life with his amazing voice. For this reason, the audio book would be better than reading the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Murphy. What a great wit. He could make any serious situation funny with the "quick ones".

What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

It is the reason I chose this book and he did his usual fantastic job of keeping me interested in the story through his many voices of the characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Murphy and his buds created many moments for me. My favorite was towards the end by the river.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book. The characters, the many voices, the story, and the wit. I hope Humphrey Bower reads more books.

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