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3.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 5 3.47 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Winton Narrator: Dan Wyllie Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Breath is Tim Winton at his finest: a beautiful, gripping, deeply moving novel about our need for excitement and to push ourselves to the limits; about the power of the sea; and how ordinary people live with tragedy.

Breath opens with Bruce Pike, now a paramedic, arriving too late to save a teenage boy's life.

Pike's partner wonders why the boy killed himself. Pike knows he didn't. He doesn't know the boy, but he knows the story. He still lives with the legacy of his own adolescence.

When Loonie and Pike started to surf, they cycled from Angelus to the beach with their Styrofoam boards, buffeted by the wind and, when they finally get to the sea, the waves. They couldn't help it: they were terrified; they were addicted.

Among the local surfers, one guy stood out. He turned up alone, when the swell was highest, and left the rest of them for dead. Gradually Loonie and Pike got to know this loner, Sando, who took them under his wing, showing them secret beaches and ever-bigger waves. He taught them about surfing, and about life. But the sea can teach the hard way, and so could Sando. In the endless search for the biggest wave, the biggest high, some riders don't make it. Half a lifetime later, Pike can't free himself from where the ride took him.

With Breath, Tim Winton's writing has attained a new level of mastery. This book confirms his standing alongside Ian McEwan and Philip Roth as one of the major chroniclers of the human condition, a writer of novels that are at the same time simple and profound. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pritchardna | 5/13/2011

    " Tim Winton never fails to impress "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katie | 3/23/2011

    " not a very interesting book...not much of a story line, the author was very desriptive of the scenery but the book was mainly about surfing and was quite boring..sorry Tim "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Allison | 3/7/2011

    " Started slow but then was quite intresting in the 2nd half "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Roslyn | 3/5/2011

    " I didn't expect to like this much (I've never read Tim Winton before) and I did find parts of it confronting, but it's beautifully written and constructed. It's also very easy to read - the limpid writing just carries you along. This has stayed in my mind a long time. "

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