The Far Country

  • by Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by Julie Maisey
  • 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A young English woman leaves her ageing parents to visit friends living in the Australian outback, where she quickly falls in love - both with the country and with Carl, a doctor and Czech refugee. Brought together through dramatic encounters and strange twists of fate, their relationship hangs in the balance when Jennifer is called back to England.

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What the Critics Say

"Enjoyable story of love blossoming over the scalpels." (Evening Standard)
"A heart-lifting novel by a master-weaver of romance and adventure." (Boston Herald)
"Nevil Shute made me yearn for a faithful, plodding, Shute-type of man. I imagined us trekking across the Australian outback, finding a run-down hamlet, and then transforming it together until death or flood parted us." (Sue Townshed, The Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Lovely story

I have now read three of Neville Shute's books as of which have been different. This was a lovely gentle story but with an undercurrent of the horrors of WW2. The narrator was excellent especially with the number of accents she had to go through!
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- Silvernin

excellent story to listen to while walking

lovely characters I just wanted the story to continue and I like the way the period is portrayed.
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- D. Haywood

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios