• Red Dirt Heart

  • Red Dirt, Book 1
  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Series: Red Dirt, Book 1
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 07-04-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
  • 4.6 (164 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Sutton Station: one of the world's largest working farms in the middle of Australia - where if the animals and heat don't kill you first, your heart just might.
Charlie Sutton runs Sutton Station the only way he knows how: the way his father did before him. Determined to keep his head down and his heart in check, Charlie swears the red dirt that surrounds him - isolates him - runs through his veins.
American agronomy student Travis Craig arrives at Sutton Station to see how farmers make a living from one of the harshest environments on earth. But it's not the barren, brutal, and totally beautiful landscapes that capture him so completely.
It's the man with the red dirt heart.
©2014 NR Walker (P)2016 NR Walker
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By J.R. on 12-27-16

Awesome !

Any additional comments?

This is a great story and now a great audio. Joel Leslie knocks my socks off

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

By Riva on 07-08-16

Wonderful series

This is one of my favorite series and I was thrilled it came out on audio. There are 4.5 books in the series and I really hope they all come out in audio. Each book is better than the last IMHO. Joel Leslie's performance is great. It took me a few chapters to get into his characterizations and Australian accents, but once I did, I was swept into the story. This story is set in the Australian Outback on the 3rd largest sheep station in Australia. Charlie, the station owner, is deeply in the closet when an American exchange student comes to the station for three weeks.

The story is told from Charlie's POV only and it is heartbreaking that due to "father issues" he has resigned himself to a life of solitude. Therefore he has a lot of trouble accepting the love Travis is offering. The whole thing comes to a head when Travis is almost killed and Charlie is faced with the prospect of him going back to America. Joel Leslie's performance of the highly emotional confrontation at the end brought me to tears. He really knocked it out of the park.

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By Trankydoo on 05-23-17

Fantastic book, fantastic narration

What made the experience of listening to Red Dirt Heart the most enjoyable?

Joel Leslie.

What did you like best about this story?

The humour,the angst,the characters, all good.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

In both books, 1 and 2, The scenes where Travis took in stray baby animals were funny and endearing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The scene where Travis was trying to convince Charlie to ask him to stay. Beautifully narrated.

Any additional comments?

Hoping more N.R. walker series will become available in audible, namely the Thomas Elkin series

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By Lusitania on 03-16-17

Can I marry Joel Leslie's voice?

I hate writing reviews of books I love and narrators I could listen to over and over again. Why? Because nothing I ever come up with can reflect truly the talent and skill of both N.R.Walker and Joel Leslie.
Red Dirt Heart is only the beginning of Charlie and Travis' journey and what a beginning it is. I loved every second of this book and cannot wait to get started on the next one. Romance aside this book makes me want to pack up my life and go travelling the depths of Australia. I don't really like deadly spiders, snakes and such so the next best thing I can do is to close my eyes and listen to the deep voice of Joel Leslie while he takes me on this beautiful ride through Red Dirt Heart.
And since this review is for the audio version of this book I have to sing praise to Joel's talent. How can one man do so many accents so well? How does he make every character so individual that you can differentiate then by voice alone?
I could honestly listen to Joel narrating his shopping list and still be a happy bunny but as it happens there's no need because it seems this gentleman is kept very busy with his work and there will be more narrations to come.
Check his work with caution. You might want to ask your boss for a raise or beg, steal or borrow Audible credits where you can!
I for one have Red Dirt Heart 2 to look forward to in my very near future.

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