Kings in Grass Castles
- Narrated by: Jenny Seedsman
- Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-12-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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By David Holmes on 16-02-16
Reader Cannot Salvage Poorly written story
The reader was professional and made a seriously sentimental and overwritten story at least endurable. But I cannot recommend this Audiobook, which I stuck with to the end, because the writing is in serious need aggressive editing and a sorting out of fact from fiction. I have written a review for the book, which I read in tandem with the Audiobook, on Amazon and Goodreads.
By Paddington on 30-04-13
I wanted to read this story because I had visited the Durack homestead at the Ord River in the Kimberley Western Australia and because I recently met a young man who is a descendant of the Durack family. They were a remarkable Irish pioneer family. However, this particular account is sadly dreadfully tedious and boring. It covers far too much detail like a family diary.
Much of the detail is not really required to provide a good account of the family sage. Too many suppositions are made to interpret the early Durack's thoughts.
This in the only audible book I have found boring. I was determined to listen to the end but it never improved. I hope that someone with writing skill can redo this particular story and concentrate on a shorter span of their saga. It would be a tale worth writing in a more entertaining and readable style by a talented writer.