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The Burning Island

Audiobook
A father's obsession. A daughter's quest. Eliza Grayling, born in Sydney when the colony itself was still an infant, has lived there all her thirty-two years. Too tall, too stern—too old, now—for marriage, she looks out for her reclusive father, Joshua, and wonders about his past. There is a shadow there: an old enmity. When Joshua Grayling is offered the chance for a reckoning with his nemesis, Eliza is horrified. It involves a sea voyage with an uncertain, probably violent, outcome. Insanity for an elderly blind man, let alone a drunkard. Unable to dissuade her father from his mad fixation, Eliza begins to understand she may be forced to go with him. Then she sees the vessel they will be sailing on. And in that instant, the voyage of the Moonbird becomes Eliza's mission too. Irresistible prose, unforgettable characters and magnificent, epic storytelling: The Burning Island delivers everything readers have come to expect from Jock Serong. It may be his most moving, compelling novel yet. "There is some kind of magic in the way Jock Serong conjures places and times and people." LUCY TRELOAR

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Publisher: W F Howes Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781004024704
  • File size: 358931 KB
  • Release date: December 1, 2020
  • Duration: 12:27:46

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781004024704
  • File size: 358973 KB
  • Release date: December 1, 2020
  • Duration: 12:31:46
  • Number of parts: 12

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English

A father's obsession. A daughter's quest. Eliza Grayling, born in Sydney when the colony itself was still an infant, has lived there all her thirty-two years. Too tall, too stern—too old, now—for marriage, she looks out for her reclusive father, Joshua, and wonders about his past. There is a shadow there: an old enmity. When Joshua Grayling is offered the chance for a reckoning with his nemesis, Eliza is horrified. It involves a sea voyage with an uncertain, probably violent, outcome. Insanity for an elderly blind man, let alone a drunkard. Unable to dissuade her father from his mad fixation, Eliza begins to understand she may be forced to go with him. Then she sees the vessel they will be sailing on. And in that instant, the voyage of the Moonbird becomes Eliza's mission too. Irresistible prose, unforgettable characters and magnificent, epic storytelling: The Burning Island delivers everything readers have come to expect from Jock Serong. It may be his most moving, compelling novel yet. "There is some kind of magic in the way Jock Serong conjures places and times and people." LUCY TRELOAR

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    W F Howes
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781004024704
    File size: 358931 KB
    Release date: December 1, 2020
    Duration: 12:27:46

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781004024704
    File size: 358973 KB
    Release date: December 1, 2020
    Duration: 12:31:46
    Number of parts: 12

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English