The Touch

CD - unabridged
Audio (18 discs)
Product Number: C2680
Released: Feb 03, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402586811
Narrator/s: Davina Porter
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Like The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough's new novel is at once a love story and a family saga, replete with tragedy, pathos, history and passion. As few other novelists can, she conveys a sense of place: the desperate need of her characters, men and women, rootless in a strange land, to create new beginnings.


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The Touch
Product Number: BX00008484
Product Number:Z3172
Product Number:C2680

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Author(s): Colleen McCullough
Narrator(s): Davina Porter
Product Number Z3172
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449887322
Author(s): Colleen McCullough
Product Number EB00569978
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9780743214681

Professional reviews

"McCullough taps the mother lode with a romance as big as Australia itself, whose every dialect reader Davina Porter seems to have mastered. Setting out to conquer the world, young Scot Alexander Kinross amasses a mining empire. Still, he can't win the heart of his beautiful Scots Presbyterian bride, Elizabeth, as he has his mistress's. Woven into this family tangle are Australian politics, emerging labor struggles, and the troubling hostility to the Chinese. Porter magically interlaces the strong Scottish brogue spoken by Alexander and Elizabeth, the delicate tones of the Chinese servants, and the broad Aussie twang of the rest. Porter's power and energy complement the hard-driving main character and his robust but sad adventure. P.E.F. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"