Solomon's Song : Australian Trilogy

  • by Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by Humphrey Bower
  • Series: Australian Trilogy
  • 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.


What the Critics Say

"Narrator Humphrey Bower doesn't miss a nuance. His villains have a sharp, nasal nastiness, and his love scenes tickle the hairs at the nape of the neck. Bower's performance is spot-on." (Audiofile)


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I absolutely love reading Bryce Courtenay books - until now. Solomon's Song starts with a promise to wrap up the fascinating, yet stormy relationship between the two Solomon clans, but it simply ends as a historical description of the horrors of war at Gallipoli and WWI in France, with virtually no follow up or resolution to all of the characters except for Ben, who really is a minor character in the family saga. It felt like Courtenay used Solomon's Song as a bully pulpit to preach his anti-war views, while forgetting to tell a story. You really don't need to go past Tommo & Hawk for the story of the Solomon clan.
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- AMColorado "amcolorado"


I waited months to get this audiobook as the 3rd volume in this triology of family, intermingled with unique historic events.

Awesome story - the characters come to life with this narrator. Bryce is not a predictable writer and there wasn't a moment in all 3 volumes (50 hours!) that wasn't engaging.

I can't believe the story has ended. I've downloaded all of his titles - can't wait for more.

Bravo Mr. Courtenay!
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- Anne "Say something about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-20-2007
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd