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Poor Man's Orange

By: Ruth Park
Narrated by: Kate Hood
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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Continuing the history of the Irish Darcys begun in Missus and continued in The Harp in the South, this third novel of the trilogy re-acquaints listeners with the vicissitudes of slum life in a Sydney suburb. An unforgettable family and a cast of unforgettable characters enliven a story that is sometimes tragic, but often humourous, in a time of poverty and destitution, hope and promise.

©1949 Ruth Park (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Evan Pierce
  • 22-10-15

Reading overdone

The reader, though no doubt with best intentions, overacted so much that it sounds like a children's book. The voices are painfully exaggerated, caricatures - females sound like either babies or elderly and nothing in between, males sound like 50 year pack-a-day smokers without exception.

The story was wonderful.

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  • John
  • 30-05-15

fan read

loved it great read and well read. highly recommended to all. will read again and again