The Shepherd's Hut

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01The Day The Old Life Ended20180702Adam Fitzgerald reads the new novel by the acclaimed author Tim Winton. Set in Western Australia, this is a heartwrenchingly brutal and yet lyrical tale of survival in the outback featuring the irrepressible Jaxie Clackton. Still in his teens, damaged, sullen and angry, Jaxie's life has always been harsh. He's grown up in a world of knives and guns, hunters and drinkers. But things are about to change for Jaxie. But then, you must always be careful what you wish for...

Writer: Tim Winton is Australia's most acclaimed contemporary novelist. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times. His books include: Shallows, Riders, Cloudstreet and Breath.
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

Tim Winton's fierce and lyrical new novel, set in the unforgiving Australian outback.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

02I'm Not Alone In The World20180703Adam Fitzgerald reads the new novel by the acclaimed author Tim Winton. Set in Western Australia, this is a heartwrenchingly brutal and yet lyrical tale of survival in the outback featuring the irrepressible Jaxie Clackton. Jaxie is on the run. His violent father is dead, and, fearing fingers will point his way, he flees into the bush. With only the basics to keep him alive, he begins his long trek towards Mount Magnet, where he prays someone is waiting for him.

Writer: Tim Winton is Australia's most acclaimed contemporary novelist. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times. His books include: Shallows, Riders, Cloudstreet and Breath.
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

After finding his violent father dead, Jaxie Clackton is on the run.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

03That Was The Last Time I Saw The Place20180704Adam Fitzgerald reads the new novel by the acclaimed author Tim Winton, a heartrendingly brutal story of survival, solitude and friendship set the outback. Jaxie Clackton is on the run. His violent father is dead, and Jaxie's trying to get to his beloved Lee in Mount Magnet. But can he survive the gruelling journey across the bush?
Writer: Tim Winton
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

Tim Winton's brutal yet lyrical new novel set in the Australian outback.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

04I'm A Civilised Fella20180705Adam Fitzgerald continues Tim Winton's fierce yet lyrical new novel, set in Australia's unforgiving outback. Jaxie is on the run after his violent father is killed in a shocking accident. Now, fighting for survival out in the bush, Jaxie treks to Lake Balthazar in search of salt to preserve his precious meat. But is he really alone out here in the barren, desolate saltlands?

Writer: Tim Winton
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

Tim Winton's fiercely lyrical tale of survival and solitude set in Australia's outback.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

05I Thought You Were The End Of Days20180706Adam Fitzgerald continues Tim Winton's fierce yet lyrical new novel, set in Australia's outback. Jaxie is on the run after his father's violent death. But it seems he's not alone out in the unforgiving saltlands. And so now he lies in wait, desperate for water, but transfixed by the strange old man he's stumbled upon in the remote ramshackle hut.

Writer: Tim Winton
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

Tim Winton's fiercely lyrical tale of survival and solitude set in Australia's outback.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

06This Fella Was Marooned20180709Adam Fitzgerald continues Tim Winton's heartrending story of survival.

Jaxie is on the run after his father's violent death, journeying across the Australian outback towards the girl he hopes is waiting for him. But out on the saltflats, he meets Fintan McGillis, alone in a ramshackle shepherd's hut. But can Jaxie trust Fintan? And what has Fintan done to be forced into such profound solitude?

Writer: Tim Winton
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

Tim Winton's heartrendingly brutal tale of survival set in the Australian outback.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

07I Stand In Awe Of You20180710Adam Fitzgerald continues Tim Winton's heartrending story of survival in the Australian outback..

When Jaxie comes across the mysterious Fintan McGillis, alone out on the saltflats, he is wary. What must the old priest have done to deserve such a fate? And can Jaxie ever trust this old man?

Writer: Tim Winton
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

Jaxie tries to find out more about the mysterious Fintan McGillis.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

08We Got A Problem20180711Adam Fitzgerald continues Tim Winton's fierce yet lyrical novel of survival and self-discovery, set in Australia's outback.

Jaxie and Fintan have settled into an uneasy friendship out in the isolated hut. But Jaxie knows he can't stay there forever. And when an unexpected sound reaches him one night, he knows it's time to act. But has he left it too late?

Writer: Tim Winton
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

An unexpected noise out in the saltflats signals danger.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

09An Instrument Of God20180712Adam Fitzgerald continues Tim Winton's fierce yet lyrical novel of survival and self-discovery, set in Australia's outback.

Jaxie and Fintan know they have neighbours, dangerous neighbours. But Fintan is playing for time, hesitating over leaving the place that has been home to him for so long. Only then does Jaxie realise he's made a perhaps fatal error...

Writer: Tim Winton
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

Tim Winton's novel about survival and unlikely friendship in the unforgiving outback.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

10Peace Is On Its Way20180713Adam Fitzgerald reads the finale of Tim Winton's fierce yet lyrical novel of survival in Australia's outback.

Desperate to retrieve his binoculars before the drug-dealers find them, Jaxie sets out on a perilous trek back to the shipping container. It is a journey that will end in shocking violence but perhaps the peace he's always craved.

Writer: Tim Winton
Abridger: Richard Hamilton
Reader: Adam Fitzgerald
Producer: Justine Willett.

The final part of Tim Winton's heartrending novel of survival and unlikely friendship.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature