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Bereft [Audio]


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Chris Womersley is an Australian author of crime fiction, short stories and poetry. He trained as a radio journalist and has travelled extensively to such places as India, South-East Asia, South America, North America, and West Africa. He currently lives in Sydney, NSW. Dan Wyllie is a highly regarded and well respected Australian actor who has worked extensively in theatre, television and film. His breakthrough role in the 1990 film Spotswood alongside Anthony Hopkins was followed by notable film performances in the hit comedy Muriel's Wedding opposite Toni Collette, Romper Stomper with Russell Crowe, Jane Campion's Holy Smoke, the Terrence Malick film The Thin Red Line, and PJ Hogan's Peter Pan. Dan's television performances include the award-winning series Love My Way which garnered him several award nominations and for which he won the TV Week Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series in 2006. Some of Dan's other stand-out television performances include roles in Channel 9's Underbelly, Two Twisted produced by Bryan Brown, and the ABC series Bastard Boys and Curtin. He also played the lead role in ABC mini-series The Shark Net, an adaptation of the Robert Drewe memoir.


Battered and disfigured from fighting at Gallipoli, Quinn Walker heads back to his drought-stricken hometown in New South Wales once World War I is over. No jubilant homecoming awaits him, however, for ten years earlier at age 16 he fled after being accused of his sister's murder. Now his mother lies dying of the Spanish influenza that is rampaging across the world, and he must visit her secretly to avoid being chased down and hung. Australian Womersley (The Low Road) tells an unremittingly bleak story steeped in gothic traditions. Narrator Dan Wyllie's Australian accent anchors the somewhat ghostly events in reality. Though at times difficult to listen to, this audiobook will appeal to readers interested in rural Australian life following World War I.-Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

"A rich, gripping tale of love, loss, conflict and salvation . . . I had that very rare experience of wanting to read it again, almost immediately." -- Australian Bookseller+Publisher

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