Nino Culotta's They're a Weird Mob
- Narrated by: Henri Szeps
- Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-14-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Nino Culotta arrives in Sydney to find that, 'Most Australians speak English like I speak Hindustani, which I don't. In general, they use English words, but in a way which makes no sense to anyone else.'The language barrier means that Nino's assimilation is fraught with perplexity and frustration, but invariably reveals the true Australian spirit - a little rough around the edges, but friendly, independent and lovable.
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By Joseph Sarkozi on 11-12-17
An endearing story from Australia's halcyon days.
I've always wanted to read this book ever since I saw the movie when I was a younger man in the 80s. However, the audiobook is very good considering Henry Szeps gives such a brilliant performance narrating it. It was interesting recognizing some of the main scenes in the book that were also portrayed in the movie version. But I must confess that I thought the story as adapted for the movie was more engaging than the one in O'Grady's book. None the less, being an Australian (who was born in the 60s) I can't help thinking that the kind of Australia portrayed in the book (and more so in the movie) has sadly been lost long ago.
By Mistique65 on 04-25-17
Great Australian book
A great story with interesting characters and events.
The only criticism I have is that it's not the complete book.