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Walkabout (Outback Saga #3)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  98 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Wrested from the primordial Australian wilderness, Tibooburra Station has taken the blood, sweat, and tears of generations of Kerricks and given them a magnificent heritage in return. But now the golden legacy of the outback station is threatened by the disappearance of the young boy who will one day inherit it all. Fleeing the pain of being abandoned by his mother, eight- ...more
Mass Market, 480 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Leisure Books (first published July 1st 1992)
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Aug 11, 2008 Susan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like to read outdoor adventures, survivalist-type literature.
Beautifully written. The first half of the book was so mesmerizing I couldn't put it down. Then, I occassioned on a need to put the book down after entering into the second half. I had a hard time picking it back up because I was unwilling to let the character progress past what had become a way of life to me; the walkabout.

Don't worry, it doesn't stop at part two, just changes.

This is an intricately woven tale whose vastness in physicality is matched by the richness of characters cast and view
Writing about the creation of a society in a new land can be either a labor to determine which high points to hit, or a distillation of the essense of the result, and subsequently, a recording of some of the cultural profiles that created that society. In the first instance, things can be covered in one book, or maybe two, a mini-series on television, or a movie. A more complete approach requires a book for each spirit to be distilled, and will ultimately require a television series with multipl ...more
I am in love with These stories from Aaron Fletcher. All of the Outback ones. You get an almost overwhelming feeling for the outback and what it took to settle and live there. The detail that Mr Fletcher provides makes you feel like you are there with the sheep, dust, sweat & danger.

I loved this series so much that I had to have a bookstore order it for me 10 years ago because I couldn't find the original Outback. That was when I found there were more. Needless to say I went on a hunt and fo
The bad guys are two dimensional, the characters are subjected to rollercoaster rides emotionally, without having the reader all that emotionally involved, but this was still an absorbing and fun read.
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I got this book at a garage sale in Michigan. I didn't know it was part of a 5 book saga with generations of this family. Now I have them all and I'm going to start with #1.
I want to go to Australia! Fifty years ago.
Jul 22, 2008 Laura marked it as to-read
another recommendation from sister
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