- Narrated by: Robert Menzies
- Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-06-2012
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
On a country property a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen. Over the years, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, he plants hundreds of different gum trees on his land. When Ellen is 19 her father announces his decision: she will marry the man who can name all the species of eucalypt, down to the last tree.
Suitors emerge from all corners, including the formidable, straight-backed Mr Cave, world expert on the varieties of eucalypt. And then, walking among her father’s trees, Ellen chances on a strange young man who in the days that follow tells her dozens of stories set in cities, deserts, faraway countries.
Haunting and mesmerising, Eucalyptus illuminates the nature of storytelling itself.
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By Katrina on 15-12-2012
this is not an unabridged version
What disappointed you about Eucalyptus?
the book has been abridged. This is very disappointing. I have read the book and it looses its magic when cut down to 3 hrs.
What about Robert Menzies’s performance did you like?
The performance was very good- he gives life to the story.
Any additional comments?
The full story is magical in its complexity. This abridged version does not do it justice
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Sarah Moreman on 17-03-2015
A perfect story
exquisite, profound, like no other. I will listen to this over and over. thank you