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4.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 54.02 out of 5 4.02 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Winton Narrator: Suzi Dougherty Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Georgie Jutland is a mess. At 40, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Her days have fallen into domestic tedium and social isolation. Her nights are a blur of vodka and pointless loitering in cyberspace. Leached of all confidence, Georgie has lost her way; she barely recognizes herself. In prose as haunting and beautiful as its western setting, Dirt Music confirms Tim Winton's status as one of the finest novelists of his generation. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennyreadsexcessively | 2/14/2014

    " am loving this author, keen Australian novel of love and rebirth, sense of place astounds "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/13/2014

    " I don't understand why this book didn't get five stars and any amount of prizes. It is exquisitely written, though that might lead you to believe it is dealing with the delicate and the fine. It is not. It's about massive emotions, huge changes and violent clashes, set in the almost eternal landscape of Western Australia...yet it is written with such subtle understanding and beauty. Just read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathw82 | 2/8/2014

    " After moving to Australia, I'm trying to read as many Aussie books as possible. Dirt Music was my first and the only reason I picked it, is because I liked the picture on the cover (yes, I judge books by their cover). It was great, Tim Winton paints a great picture of WA, country and life. Very moving and rather depressing though...but it has to be good to really move you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kandra | 2/5/2014

    " I'm just half-way through and can't put it down. A gripping tale of life in a hard-scrabble, Australian fishing village. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 2/3/2014

    " If I could I would have given this 3 1/2 stars. I liked the Georgie parts best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 2/2/2014

    " I love Tim WInton's writing, and I am enjoy books about Australia. I couldn't quite connect with these characters, which is why I only gave it 4 stars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 1/30/2014

    " I couldn't finish this one. It was just too depressing, and it was probably a mistake to pick it up right after Casual Vacancy. Maybe I'll go back to it, but it's doubtful. I didn't connect with the characters, and I've had enough "grit" for a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiff | 1/18/2014

    " God. Well, it was a journey but the prose got in the way a bit. Sometimes it seemed to even slow down the page. A bit waffle-y. The characters are alright. Wasn't really in to the 'romance' of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polachoc | 1/17/2014

    " Unreal "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/11/2014

    " Interesting look at small-town life in Australia. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 1/9/2014

    " Couldn't read past 90 pages! Big fan of Tim Winton but a bit too slow for me, could be a fantastic book and it most likely is i'm just impatient :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 1/8/2014

    " The most amazing Ausralian based book I have ever read, seriously a beautiful masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/2/2014

    " Gorgeous prose, amazing vocabulary, total nature-porn. Dragged a little towards the end, but the characters were vivid and layered. A new kind of read for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Millen | 12/18/2013

    " A couple of insomniac nights meant I read this book in no time. The characters are entirely unlovable, and it makes Australia sound like hell on Earth. I've always believed people are unlovable, and that Australia is hell on Earth, so I liked it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 11/4/2013

    " This one kept me enthralled until the end. I was still thinking about it days later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Mcbain | 10/25/2013

    " Loved it. Loved it Loved it.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 10/24/2013

    " Would have given it 5 stars if it hadn't been for those last 3 pages! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Burge | 10/22/2013

    " Great characters with superb back stories, great setting evocatively brought to life, great plot travelling along very readably ...then what happened? A train wreck corny ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacinta | 3/13/2013

    " Was having own personal melt down when down when i read this book. Woah.... it totally did my head in. And I lovewd it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Corke | 12/31/2012

    " An intriguing tale of relationships playing cat and mouse with each other set against the backdrop of Western Australia. the detail of the scenery made it feel as though you were involved every step of the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/28/2012

    " Excellent prose. Not sure where the story is going yet, halfway done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 11/22/2012

    " Quite hard going, I thought, but ultimately rewarding for the atmosphere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Smith | 10/30/2012

    " Tim Winton is my favourite Australian novelist : never mind the Australian tag, he's a brilliant novelist. This book has it all - a harsh gritty plot, raw descriptions of the Australian landscape, credible characters. I'm going to read it again, slower this time, to take it all in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Booklovinglady | 3/7/2012

    " Wonderful story, breathtakingly beautiful. The best Tim Winton novel to date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ros Stanley | 12/15/2011

    " I'm quite a fan pf Tim Winton. THis didn't disappoint, raw and uncompromising country and characters, all beautifully described "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janine | 10/6/2011

    " A beautiful book. Tim Winton knows Australians and Australia. He writes about characters that you really "like". This is the second book I have read of his and he is a beautiful writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neo | 9/16/2011

    " I'm in love with this writer right now. His prose is beautiful, the landscapes he describes are gorgeous, and though his stories are sad, they reflect very well the complexities of human lives and hearts. I intend to work my way through all the novels he's written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 9/14/2011

    " I'm not sure why i liked this book so much...but i did. For me it was poetic and flowing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia Catt | 8/13/2011

    " My favourite Tim Winton novel. It may be set on the other side of the world but the connection I felt was so strong. I enjoyed it in the same way I loved reading in my teens, when I dreaded finishing a book I loved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Metz | 8/10/2011

    " Something about Tim Winton's austere writing style really gets to me. A unique read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene Carrick | 8/2/2011

    " Tim Winton writes about love and desperation so well. really really good book. that's all i can say without giving it away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/2/2011

    " Winton is a real talent. He tells a story a rich and moving story where you cant help feeling you are right there, knowing and feeling the characters as if they were real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 3/29/2011

    " I loved Tim Winton's sometimes raw, sometimes poetic, description of our wonderful and colourful country. The pace of the book was a bit slow for my liking but it was very well written, although I didn't like the ending very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/9/2011

    " Excellent prose. Not sure where the story is going yet, halfway done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janine | 3/7/2011

    " A beautiful book. Tim Winton knows Australians and Australia. He writes about characters that you really "like". This is the second book I have read of his and he is a beautiful writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 3/6/2011

    " and I don't mean that the book is painful but that Tim Winton's visceral realism takes your breath away at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/10/2011

    " I'm going to read this again someday. It was rich and elegant. I liked it as much as Breath. Why Tim Winton isn't a bigger name here is astounding. Maybe if someone were to write a screenplay? He's a gift. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wombat | 1/30/2011

    " Wow. That was a whole lot of nothing. I gave it two stars as opposed to one only because it was readable. It wasn't really good but it was readable and passed the time.
    Way too long though, I was glad it finished when it did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madaline | 1/8/2011

    " It is an enjoyable read. Not my top 10 for this year (hopefully)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flipzo | 12/30/2010

    " Quite hard going, I thought, but ultimately rewarding for the atmosphere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicko | 12/29/2010

    "
    The soundtrack is spectacular too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/21/2010

    " Loved it. Winton uses uncliched imagery. Exellent characterisation and quirky at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roni | 12/20/2010

    " Really interesting book. Lots of Austrailian vocab I realy needed google for, but alas, did not have access. Many good music and poetry references I appreciated. I want to read more by thins guy.
    "

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