The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke


Read by Algy Pug

(5 stars; 1 reviews)

The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The book sold over 60,000 copies in nine editions within the first year, and is probably one of the highest selling verse novels ever published in Australia.

The novel tells the story of Bill, a larrikin of the Little Lonsdale Street Push, who is introduced to a young woman by the name of Doreen. The book chronicles their courtship and marriage, detailing Bill's transformation from a violence-prone gang member to a contented husband and father. C.J. Dennis went on to publish three sequels to this novel: The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916), Doreen (1917) and Rose of Spadgers (1924(Introduction from Wikipedia) (2 hr 8 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 2:29 Read by Algy Pug
01 - A Spring Song 5:24 Read by Algy Pug
02 - The Intro 6:13 Read by Algy Pug
03 - The Stoush o' Day 5:30 Read by Algy Pug
04 - Doreen 3:55 Read by Algy Pug
05 - The Play 6:25 Read by Algy Pug
06 - The Stror 'at Coot 8:11 Read by Algy Pug
07 - The Siren 6:51 Read by Algy Pug
08 - Mar 7:32 Read by Algy Pug
09 - Pilot Cove 5:03 Read by Algy Pug
10 - Hitched 7:31 Read by Algy Pug
11 - Beef Tea 5:53 Read by Algy Pug
12 - Uncle Jim 6:54 Read by Algy Pug
13 - The Kid 8:44 Read by Algy Pug
14 - The Mooch o' Life 4:41 Read by Algy Pug
15 - Glossary 36:52 Read by Algy Pug

Reviews

A true Australian classic

(5 stars)

An excellent book, read in an interesting way. Often Bill is read as a yokel or a rustic, and he is neither. Algy does an interesting take on his voice ; not rural, but not modern. Highly recommended.