Book Readings

Vision Australia Radio offers a range of book readings from novels, biographies, history – and the odd curiosity:

Vision Australia Radio offers a range of book readings from novels, biographies, history – and the odd curiosity:

  • Something Novel - Novels, Monday to Friday 4:30pm
  • Book at Bedtime – Novels, Monday to Friday 10:00pm
  • People of Note – Biographies (and Autobiographies), Monday to Friday 10:30pm
  • Stories of our Lives – History, Sunday 7:00pm
  • Sunday Book at Bedtime – various genres, Sunday 10:00pm

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Something Novel - Novels, Monday to Friday 4:00pm

Currently on Something Novel: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

From goodreads.com:

In what may be Dickens's best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of "great expectations." In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride.

 


Book at Bedtime – Novels, Monday to Friday 10:00pm

Currently on Book at Bedtime: Out of Alice by Kerry McGinnis.

From goodreads.com:

From the bestselling author of Pieces of Blue and Wildhorse Creekcomes an evocative and heartfelt story about how in the remotest of places lives can be lost...and found.

When Sara Blake takes up a position as governess on Redhill Station in Central Australia, she isn't expecting to encounter a family in crisis, or to uncover a tragedy of her own.

With the owners' son critically ill, Sara is called upon to take care of their young daughter. As the family struggles to make a living from the drought-stricken land, everyone pitches in – and Sara finds herself letting people in to the empty spaces in her heart.

But the longer she spends out bush, the more she becomes plagued by elusive visions of her dark and troubled childhood. The fragments of memory lead her deep into the red centre of Australia, where at picturesque Kings Canyon she must confront the horrifying secrets of her past.


People of Note – Biographies (and Autobiographies), Monday to Friday 10:30pm

Currently on People of Note: White Cargo: A Memoir by Felicity Kendal.

From goodreads.com:

Felicity Kendal was brought up in India, touring the country as part of a troupe of actors managed by her father. Aged 17, she came to England for the first time. This book describes that exotic upbringing in India and explains what an unusual effect it has had on the rest of her life.

Stories of our Lives – History, Sunday 7:00pm

Currently on Stories Of Our Lives: Sir Joseph Banks: The Autocrat of the Philosophers by H.C. Cameron

From biblio.com.au

this book is based largely upon unpublished manuscripts, sufficient to enable the attempt to be made to trace the story of his life from the point where his Journal of his voyage with Captain Cook ends, and he stepped ashore at Gravesend to find himself the centre of interest in London Society. The many sided interests of this man have been described in what are a series of essays of absorbing interest.

Sunday Book at Bedtime – various genres, Sunday 10:00pm

Currently on Sunday Book at Bedtime: Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

From goodreads.com:

The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words “I was told that my father was killed in the war.” A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he’s left school. But then an unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys’ school, and his life will never be the same again.

As he enters into adulthood, Harry finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question, was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line?

This introductory novel in Archer’s ambitious series The Clifton Chronicles includes a cast of colorful characters and takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford or join the navy and go to war with Hitler’s Germany. From the docks of working-class England to the bustling streets of 1940 New York City, Only Time Will Tell takes readers on a journey through to future volumes, which will bring to life one hundred years of recent history to reveal a family story that neither the reader nor Harry Clifton himself could ever have imagined.

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