Three Elephant Power and Other Stories


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(2.8 stars; 2 reviews)

From Banjo Paterson, bush poet and favorite son of Australia, here is a collection of colorful stories from Australia that offer a window into the past and the culture of the region. - Summary by A. Gramour (3 hr 33 min)

Chapters

THREE ELEPHANT POWER 14:37 Read by Beth Thomas
THE ORACLE 11:50 Read by Kate Follis
THE CAST-IRON CANVASSER 24:13 Read by Kate Follis
THE MERINO SHEEP 11:26 Read by John Cormier
THE BULLOCK 13:03 Read by Brett Phillips
WHITE-WHEN-HE'S-WANTED 14:20 Read by Beth Thomas
THE DOWNFALL OF MULLIGAN'S 9:53 Read by Michele McFarland
THE AMATEUR GARDENER 10:46 Read by BettyB
THIRSTY ISLAND 8:47 Read by ToddHW
DAN FITZGERALD EXPLAINS 8:50 Read by ToddHW
THE CAT 7:34 Read by BettyB
SITTING IN JUDGMENT 11:31 Read by Beth Thomas
THE DOG 8:01 Read by BettyB
THE DOG—AS A SPORTSMAN 7:15 Read by BettyB
CONCERNING A STEEPLECHASE RIDER 11:54 Read by John Cormier
VICTOR SECOND 6:18 Read by BettyB
CONCERNING A DOG-FIGHT 9:29 Read by Casey E. Kinnard
HIS MASTERPIECE 9:06 Read by Michele McFarland
DONE FOR THE DOUBLE 14:31 Read by BettyB

Reviews

A Little Disappointing

(3 stars)

I feel the title of this book was somewhat a misnomer because although it included a number of stories, there were more of what I would call "observational anecdotes". Patterson's writing is witty, clever and iconically Australian, but despite this I was bored by these anecdotes. And I found the section on dog fighting unpleasant. I'll probably listen to more of his stories as I come across them, but I can't say I'll ever be a fan.