• Poor Man's Orange

  • By: Ruth Park
  • Narrated by: Kate Hood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-18-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Continuing the history of the Irish Darcys begun in Missus and continued in The Harp in the South, this third novel of the trilogy re-acquaints listeners with the vicissitudes of slum life in a Sydney suburb. An unforgettable family and a cast of unforgettable characters enliven a story that is sometimes tragic, but often humourous, in a time of poverty and destitution, hope and promise.
©1949 Ruth Park (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Evan Pierce on 10-22-15

Reading overdone

The reader, though no doubt with best intentions, overacted so much that it sounds like a children's book. The voices are painfully exaggerated, caricatures - females sound like either babies or elderly and nothing in between, males sound like 50 year pack-a-day smokers without exception.

The story was wonderful.

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5 out of 5 stars
By John on 05-30-15

fan read

loved it great read and well read. highly recommended to all. will read again and again

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jacimac on 05-03-15

Slum life in surrey hills

I wanted to know a little of the history of Sydney in the early days, and this book focuses on a family living in a surrey hills slum: the drunkeness, limited opportunities, despair, dirt and laziness of various members of a family. It also portrays the innocence and hope that can exist amidst this seeming quagmire of hopelessness. The narrator is very professional and differentiates well between the characters. It is the 2nd in the series that I have read, and whilst gently entertaining, I don't think I would read another of this particular trilogy.

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