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The story of Danny Dunn [sound recording (audio book)] / Bryce Courtenay.

By: Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-2012.
Contributor(s): Bower, Humphrey.
Material type: SoundSoundPublisher: Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, 2009Description: 20 audio discs (23 hr., 41 min, ) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: spoken word Media type: audio Carrier type: audio discISBN: 9781742145693.Subject(s): Prisoners of war -- Fiction | Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Australia -- Fiction | Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Australia -- Fiction | Australia -- Social life and customs -- FictionGenre/Form: Audiobooks. | General fiction. | Domestic fiction. Read by Humphrey Bower.Summary: An Australian family saga centering on a working-class family of publicans who make their first mark in Balmain in the 1930s. Then two opportunities existed for boys of the Sydney suburb: to be selected into Fort Street Boys School or to excel as a sportsman. At just sixteen years, Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude, and luck with the ladies. His parents run The Hero of Mafeking ('Maffos'), the favourite local watering hole, and the whole of Balmain is proud of Danny's sporting prowess. His mother steers Danny towards a university education, but with just six months of his degree to go he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust. Danny serves in South-East Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He has told no one of his return, and as he sails towards the Balmain ferry terminal he knows his life in beloved Balmain will have nothing to do with the life he led before the war, and he is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, find out who the hell he is.
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Talking Books Davis (Central) Library
Talking Books
Talking Books COU 1 Available T00496484
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Story of Danny Dunn is an Australian family saga centring on a working-class family of publicans who make their first mark in Balmain in the 1930s. <p>In the 1930s, two opportunities existed for boys of Balmain, a working-class Sydney suburb: to be selected into Fort Street Boys School or to excel as a sportsman. At just sixteen years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His parents run The Hero of Mafeking ('Maffos'), the favourite local watering hole, and the whole of Balmain is proud of Danny's sporting prowess. His mother, though, steers Danny towards a university education; but with just six months of his degree to go he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust.</p> <p>Danny serves in south-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He has told no one of his return, and as he sails towards the Balmain ferry terminal he knows his life in beloved Balmain will have nothing to do with the life he led before the war, and he is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, find out who the hell he is...</p>

Complete and unabridged.

Bolinda: BAB 091151.

Read by Humphrey Bower.

An Australian family saga centering on a working-class family of publicans who make their first mark in Balmain in the 1930s. Then two opportunities existed for boys of the Sydney suburb: to be selected into Fort Street Boys School or to excel as a sportsman. At just sixteen years, Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude, and luck with the ladies. His parents run The Hero of Mafeking ('Maffos'), the favourite local watering hole, and the whole of Balmain is proud of Danny's sporting prowess. His mother steers Danny towards a university education, but with just six months of his degree to go he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust. Danny serves in South-East Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He has told no one of his return, and as he sails towards the Balmain ferry terminal he knows his life in beloved Balmain will have nothing to do with the life he led before the war, and he is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, find out who the hell he is.

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