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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this to someone who liked Australian literature. Classic Aussie lit seems to focus on place and challenging lifestyles in a tough environment. The Harp in the South is set in the slums of suburban Sydney and also depicts life for the poor in post-war times.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
The ending was satisfactory.
Which character – as performed by Kate Hood – was your favorite?
I have to say, I really enjoyed Kate Hood's performance. She's a fantastic narrator who really brought each of the characters to life! I didn't have a favourite character but very much enjoyed the dynamic between all the members of the Darcy family.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I found myself laughing at times, saddened at other times.
Any additional comments?
It's a gem, a must read, particularly for Australian readers and authors.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Given how highly acclaimed this book is, I was a little disappointed. It's good--but it's pretty conventional, and I don't find either the writing or the thinking especially exhilarating. But I read it right after Tim Winton's Cloudstreet--and I think it suffered by comparison--as most novels would.
Love it. Listened in one day. Can't wait to start poor man's orange. 10/10