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Author: Nevil Shute Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781461812302

Publisher Description

When Stanton Laird, American geologist, goes prospecting for the Topeka Exploration Company in the savage Australian outback, he finds something a good deal more precious than oil.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Just thought it was a bit depressing... "

    - Susie, 9/23/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My third favorite story by this author. So good. "

    - Homefrontgirl, 4/23/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quick easy read. An insight in to Australia and America in the 50's. I enjoyed this, though some of Shute's other books are better "

    - James, 2/15/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nevil Shute is a great story teller. Greatly enjoyed this story of oil exploration in Australia - similar to what is happening in North Dakota now. A modern western set in Australia. "

    - MaryKate, 4/18/2010
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Life in the 50's in both Australia and the small town of Hazel, Oregon. Wonderful contrast and a great read. Makes you wonder who is the more civilized! "

    - Marie, 8/13/2009
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Just thought it was a bit depressing... "

    - Susie, 10/18/2007

About the Author

Nevil Shute (1899–1960) was an English novelist who wrote twenty-three novels and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia. He used his full name, Nevil Shute Norway, in his engineering career, and Nevil Shute as his pen name to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels. He is most well-known for his novels On the Beach, a novel about post–nuclear war which is taught in high schools around the country and which was twice made into a movie, and A Town Like Alice, which was filmed as well as serialized for Australian television and dramatized for BBC radio, winning a Sony Award in 1998.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and the Square One Theater, among others.