Island Home by Tim Winton audiobook

Island Home: A Landscape Memoir

By Tim Winton
Read by David Tredinnick

Bolinda Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781489098993

  • ISBN: 9781489098993

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

“I grew up on the world's largest island.”

This apparently simple fact is the starting point for Tim Winton's beautiful, evocative, and sometimes provocative memoir of how this unique landscape has shaped him and his writing.

For over thirty years, Winton has written novels in which the natural world is as much a living presence as any character. What is true of his work is also true of his life: from boyhood, his relationship with the world around him—rockpools, seacaves, scrub, and swamp—was as vital as any other connection. Camping in hidden inlets of the south-east, walking in the high rocky desert fringe, diving at Ningaloo Reef, bobbing in the sea between sets, Winton has felt the place seep into him, with its rhythms, its dangers, its strange sustenance, and learned to see landscape as a living process.

Island Home is the story of how that relationship with the Australian landscape came to be, and how it has determined his ideas, his writing, and his life. It is also a passionate exhortation for all of us to feel the ground beneath our feet. Much more powerfully than a political idea, or an economy, Australia is a physical entity. Where we are defines who we are, in ways we too often forget to our detriment, and the country's.

Wise, rhapsodic, exalted—Island Home is not just a brilliant, moving insight into the life and art of one of our finest writers, but a compelling investigation into the way our country makes us who we are.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For the author, the landscape of Australia is ever present, casting a long shadow over the lives of its residents and seeping into the fabric of its literature. At times, this audiobook is poetic, and narrator David Tredinnick gives a languid and dreamy narration. For example, he clearly expresses Winton’s wonder at the discovery of mummified kangaroos in a high, dry cave. At other times, Winton delivers a strong environmental message. Tredinnick captures that polemic with a crankier quality to his tone as the threats to coral reefs, whales, and water are made clear. For Winton, Australian greed for minerals and indifference to indigenous rights are less attractive qualities of Australian culture. There is no more perfect fit for an Australian memoir that ranges from meditative beauty to disbelieving anger than Tredinnick. It’s pure listening joy. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Tim Winton

Author Bio: Tim Winton

Tim Winton is widely considered one of the greatest living Australian writers. He has published numerous books, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in Western Australia.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English