On Our Selection


Read by Son of the Exiles

(4.7 stars; 23 reviews)

The humorous account of Dad and Dave and the rest of the Rudd clan as they attempt to carve a farming 'selection' out of the Australian wilderness in spite of fire, famine, snakebite, and a loony hired hand. - Summary by Son of the Exiles (4 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Preface 1:23 Read by Son of the Exiles
Starting The Selection 8:23 Read by Son of the Exiles
Our First Harvest 6:14 Read by Son of the Exiles
Before We Got The Deeds 10:47 Read by Son of the Exiles
When The Wolf Was At The Door 9:40 Read by Son of the Exiles
The Night We Watched For Wallabies 8:22 Read by Son of the Exiles
Good Old Bess 11:49 Read by Son of the Exiles
Cranky Jack 17:08 Read by Son of the Exiles
A Kangaroo Hunt From Shingle Hut 12:31 Read by Son of the Exiles
Dave's Snakebite 11:14 Read by Son of the Exiles
Dad And The Donovans 12:09 Read by Son of the Exiles
A Splendid Year For Corn 13:50 Read by Son of the Exiles
Kate's Wedding 12:55 Read by Son of the Exiles
The Summer Old Bob Died 14:49 Read by Son of the Exiles
When Dan Came Home 8:28 Read by Son of the Exiles
Our Circus 7:54 Read by Son of the Exiles
When Joe Was In Charge 19:53 Read by Son of the Exiles
Dad's "Fortune" 9:39 Read by Son of the Exiles
We Embark In The Bear Industry 8:43 Read by Son of the Exiles
Nell and Ned 12:15 Read by Son of the Exiles
The Cow We Bought 12:54 Read by Son of the Exiles
The Parson And The Scone 6:55 Read by Son of the Exiles
Callaghan's Colt 10:37 Read by Son of the Exiles
The Agricultural Reporter 9:15 Read by Son of the Exiles
A Lady At Shingle Hut 8:23 Read by Son of the Exiles
The Man With The Bear-Skin Cap 8:02 Read by Son of the Exiles
One Christmas 11:45 Read by Son of the Exiles

Reviews

Dark humor? Or bitter despair?


(3.5 stars)

Okay, it is written well and humorously (and read well). It’s full of interesting characters and piquant situations. It is also a story of relentless poverty, almost complete hopelessness and near-starvation. So... maybe I’m just not in the right mood for this?

totally delightful narration; fun and funny book, too


(5 stars)

I hope this narrator will contribute more to librivox. I can't imagine a better audio rendition of this book. Thank you, thank you, and bravo!

Terrific old yarns


(5 stars)

Great stories from Australia's past, classic. Read the book and enjoyed it even more listening to a great narrator, well done and thank you.