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On Our Selection

Gelesen von Son of the Exiles

(4,708 Sterne; 24 Bewertungen)

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

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Starting The Selection

8:23

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Our First Harvest

6:14

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Before We Got The Deeds

10:47

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When The Wolf Was At The Door

9:40

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The Night We Watched For Wallabies

8:22

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Good Old Bess

11:49

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Cranky Jack

17:08

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A Kangaroo Hunt From Shingle Hut

12:31

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Dave's Snakebite

11:14

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Dad And The Donovans

12:09

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A Splendid Year For Corn

13:50

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Kate's Wedding

12:55

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The Summer Old Bob Died

14:49

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When Dan Came Home

8:28

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Our Circus

7:54

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When Joe Was In Charge

19:53

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Dad's "Fortune"

9:39

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We Embark In The Bear Industry

8:43

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Nell and Ned

12:15

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The Cow We Bought

12:54

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The Parson And The Scone

6:55

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Callaghan's Colt

10:37

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The Agricultural Reporter

9:15

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A Lady At Shingle Hut

8:23

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The Man With The Bear-Skin Cap

8:02

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One Christmas

11:45

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Bewertungen

Dark humor? Or bitter despair?

(3,5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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.