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Peter Hosking’s dynamic performance lends this quintessentially Australian detective series a sense of authenticity, capturing the essence of Upfield’s lean, hard-boiled prose as well the spirit of an eccentric cast of cigarette smoking, whiskey-swilling coastal denizens in this gripping mystery.
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By A on 06-25-12
enjoyable aussie whodunnit
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
set in Australia post WW2 Bony, with his half aboriginal heritage, is unique in the detective arena.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Bony - always so smooth
Have you listened to any of Peter Hosking’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes, many. He has an unusual style that suits these books, sounding slightly old-fashioned in his speech, but as the books are slightly old-fashioned, it works well.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Not in its unabridged version-too long!
Any additional comments?
Arthur Upfield is very precise in his descriptions, which can be wordy at times, but he gets away with it. His Outback mysteries, especially, have vivid portrayals of life and the desert country, for rich and poor, black and white. Even so, they are still a cracking good whodunnit.
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