Once a fortnight, Fred Crawford drives his battered truck on the toughest mail run in the world - across sand dunes, salt pans and the fearsome Stony Desert. For the men and women of the remote cattle stations on the way, Fred's visit is a welcome diversion, especially when he brings a new nursing sister for the tiny mission hospital at Birdsville.But trouble also arrives. Two vicious men have stowed away, fleeing a brutal murder.Alice To Nowhere is the story of desperate men and lonely people. It is an action-packed drama played out under the awesome influence of the vast emptiness of the Australian Outback.More
Richard Aspel has a voice well-suited to this tale of action and intrigue in Australia's famed, desolate Outback. Deep and rich with plenty of gravel, Aspel occasionally hushes his tone to draw the listener in.
Alice to Nowhere, the first book by the late Australian motor enthusiast Evan Green, focuses on Fred Crawford, a tough mailman who delivers mail by car to the most remote places in Australia - including the Stony Desert, which seems positively Martian. One day in 1957, Fred is delivering Barbara Dean, a young nurse, to central Australia. Mayhem erupts when a couple of desperadoes overtake Fred's truck and hold Barbara hostage. Alice to Nowhere is for those who love action and the brutal beauty of the desert.
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Evan Green is a brilliant storyteller. I am sat listening in the UK but, with the skilled narration by Richard Aspel, I am taken into the Australian outback with the heat, the flies and the drama between a man and his mates and a man and his woman. Alice To Nowhere will not let you down. Every mile of the journey to Birdsville is filled with a twist and turn as Fred Crawford tries to shake off this unwelcome guests. Great book. You will love it.