- Narrated by: Terence Donovan
- Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 18-12-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
The ponderous, convicting voice of Terrence Donovan relates a novelized account of Morant’s life in The Breaker, written in 1972 by Kit Denton. In swift accounts of action and imagined accounts of Morant as balladeer and poet, The Breaker poses the central question: Was Morant guilty of his crimes? Whether you believe he is innocent or guilty, this audiobook - performed by a master - will take you deep into the blood and sweat of a war that has passed.
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By Michael on 27-08-17
An idealist view of The Breaker
Nicely written but does not ring true. All the characters are just that, characterisations of people who are no better than a 13 year olds view of heros and villains.
Harry Morant can do no wrong but is human enough to be a little bit of a rogue. The play is almost opposite in making characters too rough and forceful. The movie with Edward Woodward is perhaps closer to the truth, but what the truth is no one can really say. Records of the case seem to have been destroyed during the blitz. The British are not keen to dig up the past and some in South Africa see Harry Morant as a war criminal.
There is no doubt that expediency and abnormalities in the court case are evident but a good mystery needs gaps that can not be answered and this is what makes the Breaker case of killing Boer prisons and a German national so captivating.
Terence Donovan who I believe played the Breaker in the play, narrates this production very well and if you are not fussed with facts or lack of them and don't mind your characters being 'boys own adventure types' then this book is worth a listen to.
By Charles on 18-11-12
This was a great Book. I had seen the Movie and the Book was even better. I like the fact that it was a true story. I try to listen to nothing but true stories, and this one was truely a great on. I would recommend this Book over and over again.