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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Winton Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Tim Winton's classic first novel, full of wonderful characterisations and rich and evocative language.

Jerra and his best mate Sean set off in a beaten-up old VW to go camping on the coast. Jerra's friends and family want to know when he will finish university, when he will find a girl. But they don't understand about Sean's mother, Jewel, or the bush or the fish with the pearl. They think he needs a job, but what Jerra is searching for is more elusive. Only the sea, and perhaps the old man who lives in a shack beside it, can help. An Open Swimmer is a remarkable first novel by award-winning author Tim Winton. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Payne | 10/8/2013

    " This novel didn't appeal to me like some of Winton's other novels such as 'in the winter dark',' breath' and 'cloudstreet'. But pretty amazing to think he wrote this when he was so young. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange | 9/16/2013

    " An audio book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane Scott | 7/9/2012

    " Read it so long ago its hard to remember - but I'm pretty sure I liked it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 5/14/2012

    " Readers can interpret in so many different ways. Was interested in how bits have been borrowed for more recent works. Great read, loved the interweaving of themes and unanswered questions. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanna | 1/27/2011

    " I recall disliking every word of this book, which is a shame because it's Tim Winton. Then again, it's another book I studied at school, which is a virtual guarantee I won't like a book because I have no choice about reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingall | 11/20/2010

    " I loved the fragmentation and the ambiguity. I loved not knowing exactly what was going on and the unanswered questions. I loved the descriptions of the landscape and the intricate details of fishing, camping and everything else. Guess you could say I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 5/27/2010

    " I love the way that this guy writes, but wow some of his books are black. This is a beautifully written story full of damaged characters. Metaphorical and lyrical but don't read it if you are easily depressed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherie | 11/28/2009

    " Tim Winton, I love you - but this book was definitely not my favourite of yours. Depressing, moody, beautifully written but hard for me to continue to the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 10/24/2009

    " Finding this book a bit hard going because, quite frankly, I regard it as quite boring, but I will endeavor to complete it...I feel compelled to!



    Did not finish it..........mega-boring...yawn...sorry Tim. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 11/16/2007

    " Read it so long ago its hard to remember - but I'm pretty sure I liked it!! "

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