• by David Metzenthen
  • Narrated by Michael Veitch
  • 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the forest, armed men from the new settlement ventured to investigate strange lights and found three fires burning, with a child at their center, tethered to a stake. The boy appeared to be white, perhaps three or four years old, unable to speak. He watched the men with the darting, fearful eyes of a wild animal, and at their approach he crouched, snatched a stick from a fire, and snarled. So begins Dirk Wildlight's life in the tiny Victorian settlement of Tilmore. Reluctantly, he's taken in, only to be treated with suspicion, neglect and cruelty. Then, a strange turn in fortune leads him not only towards freedom, but to an understanding of the mystery of his earliest years. From this best-selling author comes a sweeping adventure, set in the 1840s against a backdrop of burgeoning settlement in Victoria, Australia.


Audible Editor Reviews

Wildlight, written by David Metzenthen - one Australia’s leading writers for young people - is the story of a young man, Dirk, who was found as a child in the wild forest. He was subsequently raised in squalor in a sparse shed by a cruel and emotionally abusive family.
Determined to change the abhorrent and most unlucky life thrust upon him, Dirk flees the town and embarks on a cross-country quest, seeking to purge himself from his past in order to find redemption and begin life anew.
Narrated with suspenseful and somber tones by Australian Michael Veitch.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2006
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd