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10 thoughts on “The Dreaming

  1. Bj Bj says:

    4.5 Outback Dreaming Stars for the story and narration Historical fiction lovers with elements of romance will love the Australian exploration of the late 1870s intermixed with the rich cultural history and interesting beliefs of the Aborigines of many decades before From its portrayal of the cultural clashes between the white man and the Aborigines the original inhabitants of Australia to the lack of acceptance among the British gentry of the nouveau rich sheep farmers in Australia, Th 4.5 Outback Dreaming Stars for the story and narration Historical fiction lovers with elements of romance will love the Australian exploration of the late 1870s intermixed with the rich cultural history and interesting beliefs of the Aborigines of many decades before From its portrayal of the cultural clashes between the white man and the Aborigines the original inhabitants of Australia to the lack of acceptance among the British gentry of the nouveau rich sheep farmers in Australia, The Dreaming A Novel of Australia provides an interesting glimpse into what life was like for the inhabitants of Australia in this time of transition in its history Moreover, not only is the historical fiction aspect of this novel intriguing and mesmerizing, but the intersecting human relationships are also highly developed and addicting to unravel From the two main characters, an innovative and successful sheep farmer Hugh Westbrook and the woman Joanna Drury who steals his heart when they meet by coincidence upon her arrival in Australia in search of her personal history and a plot of land that was her inheritance , to the aspiring and jealous sheep farmer neighbors who are constantly affecting the main couple, to the Aborigine descending family friends who shape their beliefs and customs with the ways of the old, I loved learning about this colorful cast of characters Among the questions that you will find yourself asking are was Joanna s family truly cursed by the Aborigines What is the significance of her family s intense fear of dogs and nightmares filled with a serpent snake Moreover, can Hugh and Joanna find a HEA under the constant trials and tribulations that seem to constantly plague them and those around them Sharyn Doolan delivers a talented narration in The Dreaming From Ms Doolan s creation of individual voices for each one of the many characters, to her attention to personality and accent specific nuances, Ms Doolan delivers a narration that makes you feel like you are listening to the sound track of a movie, rather than someone reading a book Ms Doolan s attention to these details make it effortless to follow along with the speaker in the dialogues immediately knowing who is speaking Ms Doolan also paces her narration so that it is easy to follow her appropriately modifying the speed of her delivery depending on the tone and speaker of the particular scene All in all, if you re looking for something different, and love romances that also bare light on matters of historical significance, then The Dreaming is sure to provide hours of entertainment.Source Review copy provided for review purposes


  2. Clare O& Clare O& says:

    I had previously read Soul Flame, a historical tale set in the Middle East by Barbara Wood I found many similarities when I was enjoying The Dreaming The current book is set in 1800s Australia but both show women s ways of life, from differing cultures an arid landscape which yet provides for the people healing wisdom and medicinal herbs travel within the wider area exploration of culture and spirituality Our protagonist Joanna Drury, daughter of a woman who had missionary parents and liv I had previously read Soul Flame, a historical tale set in the Middle East by Barbara Wood I found many similarities when I was enjoying The Dreaming The current book is set in 1800s Australia but both show women s ways of life, from differing cultures an arid landscape which yet provides for the people healing wisdom and medicinal herbs travel within the wider area exploration of culture and spirituality Our protagonist Joanna Drury, daughter of a woman who had missionary parents and lived among Aborigines for a few years, sails from England in 1871 to find out what haunts her dreams Today we might say that her ongoing dreams are planted by suggestion after she reads her mother s diary so much Joanna also has a vague deed to a plot of land but as the territories are so fractured and names change, nobody can easily say where the land lies She catches the eye of a good man, but she thus makes enemies We meet the colonial sheep farmers, see their rough ways of life and the cycle of shearing and lambing in the outback, though the red heart was unexplored at this time or explorers had not returned alive and some thought it possible there was a great sea in the centre of the continent With the inundation of the land by new animals in great numbers, it wasn t long before pests and diseases caught up and some farmers faced ruin As did their wives, who had made for themselves a virtual English closed society And we meet Sarah, a half caste girl living with Joanna and her new family Torn between two worlds and accepted in neither, Sarah and anyone who understands Aboriginal culture tries to pass on the knowledge to Joanna, preserving the ways of the displaced people, The Dreaming, though others believe the problem will take care of itself Sarah very much gets her own romantic story as this book spans decades Having read two books by this author and marvelled at the fluid storytelling, sustained suspense, depth of research and vivid characterisation, I can say I would read anything Barbara Wood has written I m looking out for Green City In The Sun which is set in Africa This is an unbiased review


  3. Rhonda Rhonda says:

    I have liked most books by Barbara Wood, but this one seemed overly long It got tiresome hearing over and over about the dog and serpent nightmares Don t get me wrong, the book is well written, perhaps it just wasn t a book that appealed to me at the moment.


  4. Amy Amy says:

    This wasn t a book I had heard about elsewhere and was dying to read it just came across my desk at the library and I snagged it for myself You can t see the cover, but it s intriguing Aboriginal designs and the title The Dreaming a reference to Aboriginal creation stories and subtitle, A Novel of Australia caught my eye Having recently returned from there and being interested in Aboriginal culture and beliefs, I was hopeful that this book would be well researched and give mei This wasn t a book I had heard about elsewhere and was dying to read it just came across my desk at the library and I snagged it for myself You can t see the cover, but it s intriguing Aboriginal designs and the title The Dreaming a reference to Aboriginal creation stories and subtitle, A Novel of Australia caught my eye Having recently returned from there and being interested in Aboriginal culture and beliefs, I was hopeful that this book would be well researched and give meinsight, as well as let me return to the land down under through vivid descriptions on landscape and so on In this goal, it fulfilled my expectations.However, as a story, I found it lacking That s not entirely accurate I enjoyed the story very much As a polished, edited story, I found it lacking This seemed like two different books The first half was the author just laying groundwork for what she thought was going to happen, lots of character development and history Then her characters took off and the story ran away from her By the end, a lot of that backstory was pretty irrelevant but wasn t cut or consolidated, so by the 450th page, it seemed that her editor had said Okay, this has gone on long enough Wrap it up and so she did On the last page There were still characters searching for other characters and it is implied that they are reunited, but not actually done It was a little frustrating, not least because I really liked the characters and wanted to see their story come to a good, satisfying end I would readby her, though, in hopes that she found a better editor and or better focus


  5. Dina Goluza Dina Goluza says:

    A nice epic story about Australia during nineteenth century I like chapters of this book about Aborigines and their customs and beliefs.


  6. Sandy Sandy says:

    An excellent story of a young woman who travels to Australia to find out about the curse that her mother and she have been living with A finding of oneself.


  7. Mela Mela says:

    I wanted to read it because I wanted to knowof history of Australia Before this novel I have know of this a little from movies and a general knowledge, but I wanted to knowafter A Town Like Alice and


  8. Margaret Higgins Margaret Higgins says:

    really odd book


  9. Tara Chevrestt Tara Chevrestt says:

    As always, I am incredibly impressed with Barbara Wood s extensive research into any subject, country, or race she writes about This novel offers an in depth look at the early colonial days of Australia and how the people lived Readers will learn about Aborginal superstitions, the sheep trade, kangaroos, dingos, and early immigration During this education, there is a love story or two, tragedy among families, and revenge plots This novel follows Johanna from India to Australia where she marr As always, I am incredibly impressed with Barbara Wood s extensive research into any subject, country, or race she writes about This novel offers an in depth look at the early colonial days of Australia and how the people lived Readers will learn about Aborginal superstitions, the sheep trade, kangaroos, dingos, and early immigration During this education, there is a love story or two, tragedy among families, and revenge plots This novel follows Johanna from India to Australia where she marries and has a child and the entire time and this novel expands many many years she is having nightmares and feels there is a curse on her Ok. this is where it gets four stars instead of five The black magic and the superstitions and the dreams got old halfway thru the book Lot of repitition and I started to scan over her dreams and all the stuff about snake serpent and rabid dogs Otherwise, terrific novel


  10. Barbara ★ Barbara ★ says:

    Australia has interested me since I was a kid and any Australian saga fascinates me to no end I devoured this book and absolutely loved it Though I will say that the ending was rather abrupt and left things hanging, leaving the reader to interpret how things actually turned out hence 4 stars and not 5 Reminiscent of the Outback series by Aaron Fletcher which I read and thoroughly enjoyed years ago This type of book just reinforces my desire to experience the Australian Outback in all it Australia has interested me since I was a kid and any Australian saga fascinates me to no end I devoured this book and absolutely loved it Though I will say that the ending was rather abrupt and left things hanging, leaving the reader to interpret how things actually turned out hence 4 stars and not 5 Reminiscent of the Outback series by Aaron Fletcher which I read and thoroughly enjoyed years ago This type of book just reinforces my desire to experience the Australian Outback in all it s terrible glory I liked Joanna Drury and thought her quest was a valid one and I liked that she honored her mother by completing their quest This novel spans 15 20 years and you really get a good feel for what life was like back then and in Australia It was also very interesting to learn about the Aborigines


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