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.


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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The Far Country

I first read this book many years ago and was delighted to find it was as good as I had remembered. Well written, well read and still enjoyable and although England and Australia have changed greatly since the time of writing, I could still relate to the characters and story line.
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- Viv S.

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

Book Details

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