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Darren has two big talents: cricket and trouble. It is no surprise, then, that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the bad-boy variety - one of those men who's always got away with things and just keeps going...until the day we meet him, middle aged and in the boot of a car, and everything pointing towards a shallow grave.
Gripping suspense from the Ned Kelly Award-winning author of Quota.
©2016 Jock Serong (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd
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3 out of 5 stars
By Helen V on 13-03-2018

Dismissed on appeal

Prepared to give it a go after reading other reviews but third umpire still undecided. Can understand how an author can reach a point when they face a choice to end the story by wrapping up the loose ends even if there is a bit of a twist. Why didn’t they chose that way?
There’s a couple of characters that could have been developed a lot more - like the reporter.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Clare on 14-06-2017

Great scene setting but ultimately disappointing

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend the first half of this book.Starts out well believable and engaging but the ending is so ridiculous and the tying up of loose ends dubiously explained as are the final actions of the main character. At the end of the book you feel like you've wasted your time. Serong sets a great scene but the story telling lets the reader down.

Was The Rules of Backyard Cricket worth the listening time?

No only the first half was good the narrator did a great job but the storyline falters.

Any additional comments?

Jock Serong should keep trying.I'll probably read another one but curb my expectations.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jane F. Clifton on 27-10-2017

Great story, great book.

Really enjoyable audible experience by one of our fabulous new Australian writers.

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