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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Di Morrissey Narrator: Kate Hood Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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Kerrie, Shirley, and Anna, three fascinating women with unresolved issues meet in the NSW town of Opal Lake. Kerrie is lost after the death of her famous sculptor husband; Shirley - nearing 80 and living in a reclusive dugout - was betrayed by a lover many years before; Anna, a promising athlete, is torn between the Olympics and living her life.

A classic Australian story in the Di Morrissey tradition of strong characterization and beautiful sense of place.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 11/7/2013

    " i thoroughly enjoyed it she does an incredible amount of research on all her books and always seems so knowlegible about all her books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janine | 8/3/2013

    " An interesting location to read about but a bit predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie Hunt | 7/13/2013

    " Read this book while travelling overseas and it made me so homesick for Oz. Been to Lightning Ridge a few years ago and after reading this book I'm planning another trip back :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samieko Linke | 7/2/2013

    " Always enjoy books from this author - a good entertaining story that's easy to read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deborah | 6/26/2013

    " My first Di Morrisey book, and my last. Pleasant enough, predictable. I found the info about opal mining interesting. But, there are so many more well-written challenging books that I would rather spend my time reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Churcher | 5/16/2013

    " A typical Di Morrissey read. Love the fact that she puts so much research into her novels. I already knew a lot about opals but learnt a bit more. Would go close to having enjoyed as much as Tears of the Moon - my first Morrissey read. Definitely would recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bronwyn | 4/10/2013

    " Was a bit disappointed with this story, it all seemed too predictable, and a bit amateur. have really enjoyed some of her other novels but felt this fell well short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 3/4/2013

    " A great story of friendship that develops between 3 women of different ages and at different stages of their lives. Well written and well researched - i feel like i know Opal Lake and Broken Hill even though i have never been there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadia | 11/24/2012

    " di morrissey is one of the best women's authors to come out of the 21st century! her descriptive narrative is so outstanding it makes one feel as f one traveled round all of australia!! i urge you to read every book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 9/30/2012

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book, the scenery, the woman's relationships & the great characters Morrissey entwined. Would be nice to have a place to escape to..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Q | 9/15/2012

    " How wonderful. I really am loving the Di Morrissey books. A wonderful balance of lifes happenings without elongated scenes. Beautiful descriptions of the outback Australian scenery and perfectly constructed dramas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/26/2012

    " A story of three different women who come together in an opal town out west. One has a history of mining for opals, but for the other two they are looking for something inside of them. It rejoices in women's friendships - where age is no barrier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 4/13/2012

    " good but nothing to rave about. "

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