Banjo by Grantlee Kieza audiobook

Banjo

By Grantlee Kieza
Read by Peter Byrne

Bolinda Audio
17.01 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $39.99

    ISBN: 9781489479280

In Grantlee Kieza's landmark biography, we discover the real Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson. Australia's most celebrated poet and storyteller helped define our national traits of loyalty, mateship and laconic humour, but he did and was so much more. A soldier in the Boer War and WWI, the balladeer bushman was also a solicitor, newspaper editor, columnist, war and foreign correspondent and ABC broadcaster. Close friends with many luminaries of his time, including Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Haig, Breaker Morant and Henry Lawson, the tennis ace, notorious ladies man, brilliant jockey and celebrated polo player was eye witness to many of the great moments in Australian 20th century history. Extensively researched and written with Kieza's trademark verve, Banjo is a rich and captivating portrait of our most celebrated poet and a truly great Australian.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

In Grantlee Kieza's landmark biography, we discover the real Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson. Australia's most celebrated poet and storyteller helped define our national traits of loyalty, mateship and laconic humour, but he did and was so much more. A soldier in the Boer War and WWI, the balladeer bushman was also a solicitor, newspaper editor, columnist, war and foreign correspondent and ABC broadcaster.

Close friends with many luminaries of his time, including Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Haig, Breaker Morant and Henry Lawson, the tennis ace, notorious ladies man, brilliant jockey and celebrated polo player was eye witness to many of the great moments in Australian 20th century history.

Extensively researched and written with Kieza's trademark verve, Banjo is a rich and captivating portrait of our most celebrated poet and a truly great Australian.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Peter Byrne’s Aussie-inflected delivery of this sweeping biography is pitch-perfect. From the spacious Outback to the literary center of Sidney, Byrne provides the lilting sounds of the accents in this detailed life history of the famous writer, editor, and adventurer A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Byrne’s narrative style captures the rollicking spirit of the era and the tenor of the people met along the way, including Breaker Morant, Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, and Miles Franklin, author of My Brilliant Career. Banjo wrote ballads, including The Man from Snowy River, the lyrics to Waltzing Matilda, and did foreign correspondence from the Boer War. His legacy is well served, and this audiobook is expertly narrated and worth one’s time. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Grantlee Kieza

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 17.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English