The Far Country: Complete & Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Oct 1989
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"Enjoyable story of love blossoming over the scalpels" (Evening Standard)
"A heartlifting 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) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A dramatic romance set in the remote wilds of the Australian outback --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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First published in 1952, the book contrasts, in a very human way, on the one hand the misery and privations of post-war England with, on the other hand, the glowing and very real opportunities that are available with directed effort in Australia, as seen through the eyes of, respectively, the young English girl Jennifer Morton and the rather older Czech doctor Carl Zlinter, who has emigrated to Australia and is serving his assigned first two years in a lumber camp in a pleasant country part of Victoria, roughly at a distance to the west of Melbourne.
So the story has worn well, perhaps especially so when read in the conditions of present-day England !
Nevil Shute is in my opinion a great story-teller, who has the gift of including a great deal of relevant and interesting detail of the localities, personalities and action in a story that is fully believable and really gripping, without any waste of words. All these features are fully present in this book 'The Far Country'.
To say the book is un-put-down-able is not really an exaggeration, because the book draws the reader to want to see how the plot and sub-plots will work out, and the informed and interesting detail which characterises Nevil Shute's books is fully present in this one.
But don't just read this little review ... read the book. You will not be disappointed.
I must first have read it almost 50 years ago, and I have returned to it several times and enjoyed it again. I am getting on a bit now but very must hope that this will not be the last time I return to the beautiful wilderness of south east Australia with Jenny and Carl.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this a few years ago, and several times since. I still have it on my bookshelves waiting to be read again.Published 3 months ago by D.G.
I thought the ending was very bland.The beginning of the book was OK, as was the middle with the 'operations' part.
However, the ending was extremely poor. Read more
An old fashioned tale - as info would expect from a book of that era, hardly gripping but an enjoyable read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Waltzer