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Editorial Reviews

In Arthur Upfield’s page-turning Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery, originally published in 1940, the sinister Rex McPherson, a biracial Aboriginal pilot hell-bent on establishing his own empire, quite literally drops a bomb on an unsuspecting Queensland police officer and in the process nearly takes the life of Bony, our embattled hero who purses the bushranger on a perilous quest through the land of Burning Water.
Peter Hosking’s robust Australian lilt and lively performance elevates this quintessentially Australian tale that is as much thrilling mystery as it is an interesting snapshot of racial relations at the time in the sun-scorched Outback.
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Publisher's Summary

An extraordinary case for Detective-Inspector Napolean Bonaparte opens when a police car is bombed from the air on a lonely outback road by a mysterious pilot who plans to conquer a nation.The trail through the Land of Burning Water tests Bonys endurance to the limit and takes the detective as close to death as he has ever been.
©1986 Arthur Upfield; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing
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By L. Gayle on 10-19-09

A Page Turner, Upfield at his best

The combination of a great and riveting storyline with a tremendous performance by Peter Hosking...incredible. Don't start this book if you think you will listen yourself to sleep, you'll be on the edge of your bed once the momentum of the tale takes you over. Really wonderful.

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By Geraldine on 07-10-09

Bushranger of the Skies

Enjoyed listening to this while exercising on my treadmill.

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By mrsvee on 07-15-16

Almost but not quite .

Whereas pronunciations are a problem, so is some knowledge of the subject. E G - reader said "pubic tassels " . The are in fact "public tassels ". One other common fault, that of misplaced emphasis in too many places. Pity, as the author's story is somewhat spoilt.

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