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The Far Country: Complete & Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Oct 1989

4.5 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Chivers Audio Books (Oct. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745162800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745162805
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 16.4 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,530,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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A dramatic romance set in the remote wilds of the Australian outback --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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This could well be the best of Nevil Shute's 21 or so stories, which is saying something.

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.
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Shute's A Town Like Alice is one of my all time favourite books so I was a bit worried that The Far Country wouldn't live up to my expectations. It did. It's a great book to curl up in bed with. It is very sweet and romantic. It tells the story of a young English woman's holiday in the Australian outback just after World War Two. She travels from a grim, rainy, poor country to the land of plenty. She soon grows to love the wild countyside of Australia and meets an older doctor who came there as a displaced person from Europe. Through their friendship they learn a lot about themselves and their adopted home.
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This was written when Shute was disenchanted with England's food shortages, rationing and the national health service. Autralia, by contrast was a Utopia, a Land of Opportunity. This is what the book's about. But Nevil Shute's genius was in telling apparently simple stories about apparently ordinary people. Apparently. But the plots are clever and the people are quiet heroes - not in superman style, but in mundane situations like nursing a dying grandmother; or risking imprisonment to save a man's life. A look into the past, and a great read.
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Three main characters, all fighting the wilderness. Lots of repressed emotions and little bits of confusion, but united by a mutual wish to achieve a difficult and risky job. Well plotted, last-minute twist, happy ending. Brought a lump to the throat. In the best tradition of British light fiction.
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Brilliant book. Just as entertaining today as when it was written. This book casts a revealing light on the real austerity of post-war Britain and how badly it was handling by the then labour government. Despite all this it is a very uplifting book which contrasts gloomy Britain with the booming Australia. It is also a real romance.
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A very interesting and compelling story notable for Shute's very evident disenchantment with post Second World War Britain. Written around the time when the author himself emigrated to Australia, the Far country presents England as a submerging country, badly suffering under the post-war socialist government. By comparison however, Australia offers a sort of utopia to readers. I really enjoyed the story (I've read it several times) and I recommend it to anyone (like me) who loves Shute's style of writing. In common with all of his books, The Far Country is an easy and enjoyable read.
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Shute's simplicity of style makes him eminently readable. But there is no lack of skill in the way he tells his tales. This is a gentle story set in the aftermath of the horror of the second world war, an account of how two people from very different backgrounds came to piece their lives together, and indeed come together.
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.
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Another wonderful book from Nevil Shute who sadly has now passed away. He wrote his books at a time in history that no longer exists. It was at at a time when Britain was just recovering from WW2. Once a fan of this writer, always a fan. Read everything he wrote and you will understand why I love his work.
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