• Spirits of the Ghan

  • By: Judy Nunn
  • Narrated by: Katherine Beckett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-02-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 2 out of 5 stars 2.2 (5 ratings)

Regular price: $37.30

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Publisher's Summary

Master storyteller Judy Nunn has now sold over one million books worldwide. In her spellbinding new best seller, she takes us on a breathtaking journey deep into the red heart of Australia.
It is 2001, and as the world charges into the new millennium, a century-old dream is about to be realised in the Red Centre of Australia: the completion of the mighty Ghan railway, a long-lived vision to create the 'backbone of the continent', a line that will finally link Adelaide with the Top End.
But construction of the final leg between Alice Springs and Darwin will not be without its complications, for much of the desert it will cross is Aboriginal land.
Hired as a negotiator, Jessica Manning must walk a delicate line to reassure the elders their sacred sites will be protected. Will her innate understanding of the spiritual landscape, rooted in her own Arunta heritage, win their trust? It's not easy to keep the peace when Matthew Witherton and his survey team are quite literally blasting a rail corridor through the timeless land of the Never-Never.
When the paths of Jessica and Matthew finally cross, their respective cultures collide to reveal a mystery that demands attention. As they struggle against time to solve the puzzle, an ancient wrong is awakened and calls hauntingly across the vastness of the outback....
©2015 Judy Nunn. Produced by arrangement with Random House Australia Pty Ltd. (P)2015 Bolinda
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gianna on 12-04-16

Great history in a novel

I loved the way book provided historical perspective of both aboriginal and early settlers. The story provided some great characters that enabled reader to immerse themselves in the challenging conditions and ideas of the past.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 10-18-16

Interesting tale from the Red Centre

Enjoyable story. Ambivalent about the reader who gets indigenous parts right but falters elsewhere in the tale.

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