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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,165 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Winton Narrator: Humphrey Bower, Caroline Lee Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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2007 Audie Award finalist. From the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of Dirt Music comes an outstanding work of fiction that will resonate with readers everywhere.

Here are turnings of all kinds - changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours - where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they've made for themselves. Beautifully crafted, and as tender as they are confronting, these elegiac stories examine the darkness and frailty of ordinary people and celebrate the moments when the light shines through. 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 Ash Mishra | 2/18/2014

    " Pretty good writing, some of it quite nicely detailed. Helps to know aussie or pom phrases. Only real problem is that some of the short stories are disjointed so you're left wanting more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 2/4/2014

    " Stories of loosely interwoven characters in a small town in Australia ... dark, insightful, beautifully written. The audio version is well read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 2/3/2014

    " Great short stories set around a coastal town in WA. I loved this piece of writing in the "Defender." " you've started going to church again. How'd you know? I found a pew sheet. Well, last year I went whale watching. This year I thought I'd try the Anglicans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 1/30/2014

    " A collection of intensely personal and often tragic stories with a heavy Australian accent (nope, I didn't understand a lot of words). An engrossing book. I found "Boner McPharlin's Moll" to be especially haunting...although the worst name for a short story ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 paige | 1/29/2014

    " Amazing, he's instantaneously one of my new favorite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pym | 1/13/2014

    " Interlocking stories of extraordinary ordinary lives. They seem effortless, which shows how much work has gone into them. Certainly made me want to read more of Tim Winton's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lachlan Sims | 1/7/2014

    " Enjoyable and well written short interconnected tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 1/4/2014

    " Winton is a national treasure in Australia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 12/31/2013

    " I find myself reading these stories over and over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dot | 12/25/2013

    " So far I've listened to 2 of the stories in this book on audio...I have read other books by this author set on the west coast of Australia. They all paint a detailed picture of working class life and the environment and I find that they all seem to have an air of melancholy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhian | 12/12/2013

    " These are interestingly old-fashioned stories -- sort of Cheevery, Updikey. They're very patient and carefully crafted and are focused on complex, adult emotions. So far, anyway -- I haven't finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 12/8/2013

    " Engrossing and moving stories. Love how they interlink, and love how this author can highlight that one important moment or image that resonates through someone's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 7/9/2013

    " I likes that you had to hunt for the thread in these stories, that all the blanks weren't filled in & they're both raw & elegant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Foxthyme | 5/18/2013

    " Winton exceeding all he's done before with short stories. And these have light amongst the dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nat | 1/1/2013

    " I'm not normally one for short stories, but this is a great collection of semi-connected stories and characters from Australia "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenifer | 12/11/2012

    " loved this book. ?a coming of middle age novel Very cleverly constructed; the 'chapters' link but can be enjoyed singularly.Very evocative -- new suburbs for new Australians -- souless.I am trying to remember what Dr Scholls looked like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tdlugosch | 9/27/2012

    " My favorite author right now is Tim Winton, for his lyrical, imagistic phrasing, his characters who stay close to physical reality while seeking understanding, and his evocation of Australia through landscape and idiom. These short stories connect together but stand alone as tight constructions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 7/5/2012

    " Totally engaging. A collection of gritty but warm short stories that are all somehow connected to form a novel that is very hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/3/2012

    " As a part of my continuing Australian education I picked up this book in Sydney. After feeling indifferent to my previous Winton read, I thought there must be more to him if so many Aussies are so fond of him. Through this book, I saw what some of the fuss is about. More later... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ricky | 10/28/2011

    " Wonderful thought provoking short stories, well thought out and all linking in a subtle way. Wonderful insight into how people can behave under certain circumstances. Love these descriptive unusual stories. Brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbs Lodge | 7/21/2011

    " But then I AM a Tim Winton fan :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ange | 6/18/2011

    " audio book--short stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 4/13/2011

    " Raw stuff. I love the way Tim Winton writes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brit | 4/10/2011

    " A really thought provoking collection that I really enjoyed. I loved how all the stories were based on the same town, people whose lives were connected in some way. It was fascinating. This was the first book by Winton that I'd read but I will definitely be reading more - I really love his style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spyro | 1/10/2011

    " perfect fit for summer reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 12/20/2010

    " Unique
    Each story is compelling in its own way. but got to say some stories are quite disturbing and all most all of the stories are quite depressing, i would't recommend it to younger readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 11/28/2010

    " Great short stories set around a coastal town in WA. I loved this piece of writing in the "Defender." " you've started going to church again. How'd you know? I found a pew sheet. Well, last year I went whale watching. This year I thought I'd try the Anglicans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kmann | 10/12/2010

    " Short stories which are not related but were related. Intelligent book. If the book is read a one story the gaps make you wonder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 9/4/2010

    " I was a bit disappointed by this. Winton is a fabulous writer, but I much prefer his novels to this short story collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dot | 6/25/2010

    " So far I've listened to 2 of the stories in this book on audio...I have read other books by this author set on the west coast of Australia. They all paint a detailed picture of working class life and the environment and I find that they all seem to have an air of melancholy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/14/2010

    " wow. I love his work. Never read short stories and he has converted me! stunning "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ricky | 1/3/2010

    " Wonderful thought provoking short stories, well thought out and all linking in a subtle way. Wonderful insight into how people can behave under certain circumstances. Love these descriptive unusual stories. Brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adele | 11/8/2009

    " Oh ! Make you shudder and gasp... larger than life characters that horrify and enthrall, intertwined short stories. Wonderful. "

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