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by | Read by Paul Carter

Biography & Memoir • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Get ready for loosely connected, bawdy stories about the author and his outrageous friends. Some tales come from the oil rigs Carter worked on, but most take place in bars, where misogynistic alpha males drown themselves in a sea of liquor. How about the one where a bloke with a glass eye pops it into someone's beer, and the crowd waits until the victim quaffs the last ounce to see it staring at him from the bottom of his glass? Carter narrates the audiobook in his working-class Australian accent, loaded with the national vocabulary of “mates,” “queuing,” “boiled sweets,” and "rubbing one out" (think gas). His rapid narrative style leaves the listener little time to ponder the novel metaphors, similes, and analogies. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]



Library Ed. • Bolinda Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 9781742140148  $32.00 • Four CDs

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