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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,832 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rose Tremain Narrator: Eleanor Bron Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch where they settle threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Joseph finds gold in the creek he is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him deep in the earth. Abandoning his farm and family, he sets off alone for the new gold-fields over the Southern Alps, a moral wilderness where many others, under the seductive dreams of the colour, are violently rushing to their destinies. By turns both moving and terrifying, it is a story of the quest for the impossible, an attempt to mine the complexities of love and in the process discover the sacrifices to be made in the pursuit of happiness. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter Way | 2/6/2014

    " I very much enjoyed 'Music and Silence' and 'Trespass' and having lived in NZ for a while as a child I thought I would give this a go, but I've given up because I'm not engaging with the characters, not the author's fault, mine so I might come back to it at a later date. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julie-Ann | 2/2/2014

    " I was looking forward to reading this book. it focuses on a place and time I am not familiar with, however I was disappointed with the flow of the story and the character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna Sandidge | 1/29/2014

    " Excellent writing; interesting historical fiction: the gold rush in New Zealand in the 1800s. I will definitely read other books by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 1/26/2014

    " Intriguing and somewhat mystical story about the gold rush in New Zealand. "

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About the Author
Author Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain’s bestselling novels have won many awards, including the Orange Prize, the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Prix Femina Étranger. Restoration, the first of her novels to feature Robert Merivel, was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1989 and made into a film in 1995. She lives in Norfolk and London with her husband, biographer Richard Holmes.