My Brilliant Career

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(4 stars; 15 reviews)

Sybella: "There is no plot in this story, because there has been none in my life or in any other life which has come under my notice. I am one of a class, the individuals of which have no time for plots in their life, but have all they can do to get their work done without indulging in such a luxury". Like the author Miles Franklin, Sybella grows up in the bush, and as her family's fortunes decline, so her feelings rise that life should hold more for her than the relentless hard physical work farming marginal land in times of drought. (Summary by Annise) (9 hr 13 min)


Preface and Introduction 5:19 Read by Annise
I Remember, I Remember 7:51 Read by Magdalena
An Introduction to Possum Gully 6:55 Read by Bellona Times
A Lifeless Life 10:02 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
A Career which soon Careered to an End 9:41 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Disjointed Sketches and Grumbles 15:52 Read by Ray Smith
Revolt 14:58 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Was e’er A Rose without its Thorn? 19:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Possum Gully Left Behind. Hurrah! Hurrah! 19:04 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Aunt Helen’s Recipe 14:44 Read by skellie
Everard Grey 17:04 Read by skellie
Yah! 17:41 Read by Annise
One Grand Passion 13:13 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
He 19:20 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Principally Letters 13:50 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
When the Heart is Young 13:07 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
When Fortune Smiles 20:24 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Idylls of Youth 27:36 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
As Short as I Wish had been the Majority of Sermons to which I have been Forced… 6:53 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The 9th of November 1896 20:21 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Same Yarn (Cont.) 22:23 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
My Unladylike Behaviour Again 12:35 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Sweet Seventeen 17:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Ah, for one Hour of Burning Love, ’tis Worth an Age of Cold Respect! 16:13 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Thou Knowest not What a Day May Bring Forth 8:49 Read by Linda McDaniel
Because? 9:40 Read by Linda McDaniel
Boast not Thyself of Tomorrow 20:11 Read by Bellona Times
My Journey 7:58 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
To Life 15:45 Read by Magdalena
To Life (Cont.) 25:56 Read by Magdalena
Where Ignorance is Bliss, ’tis Folly to be Wise 13:48 Read by Ted Nugent
Mr M’Swat and I have a Bust-up 14:59 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Ta-ta to Barney’s Gap 6:17 Read by Magdalena
Back at Possum Gully 10:17 Read by Jacquerie
But Absent Friends are Soon Forgot 14:55 Read by Jacquerie
The 3rd. of December 1898 11:02 Read by Jacquerie
Once Upon a Time, when the Days were Long and Hot 17:39 Read by Jesse Crawford
He that Despises Little Things shall Fall Little by Little 8:09 Read by Magdalena
A Tale that is Told, and a Day that is Done 5:24 Read by Magdalena


Delightful, thank you

(5 stars)

If nothing else read the last chapter, a tribute to australians, sons and daughters of the Southern Cross, of the bush and outback. beautiful. No not aussie, but I've felt a feeling like homesickness since leaving as a tourist in 2009...never felt that anywhere but Australia .


(4.5 stars)

A simple story. I like some narrations more. A few chapters' narrations were a little bit difficult to hear and understand. Thanks. 😊

Great until chapter 15

(0.5 stars)

wonderful until chapter 15. gosh.

lovely narrative

(3.5 stars)

I’ve had this book sitting on my bookshelf for as long as I can recall, but for reasons that escape me, I’ve never ventured to read it. This rendering of an Australian classic was generally successful apart from a terrible reading in one of the later chapters. Congrats to the narrators...much appreciated😊