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Download Gould's Book of Fish Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,397 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Flanagan Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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  • Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2002.
  • Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2002.
  • Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2002.

Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all the living things on the land and the fishes in the sea were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a convict in Van Dieman's Land who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe. Silly Billy Gould, invader of Australia, liar, murderer, forger, fantasist, was condemned to live in the most brutal penal colony in the British Empire, and there ordered to paint a book of fish. Once upon a time, miraculous things happened....

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brittany | 2/13/2014

    " Intresting, and it makes you really think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denise | 2/9/2014

    " I read this years ago during a summer holiday... I remember it being bizarre, but good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by James | 2/7/2014

    " It doesn't get much darker than this. Fantastic read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Michael Burge | 1/17/2014

    " A book of fish, for which it seemed, through its first section, a lifetime of enjoyment might spring. But when filled with its briny incoherence and exhaustive burley, I struggled to endure my term inside its overblown walls. A mystery as to why its lengthy span hauled so many into its faithless net. "

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