2 x 70 minute episodes
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Tim Winton's fierce and lyrical tale of survival in the Australian outback, read by Adam Fitzgerald.
Omnibus, pt 1
The Shepherd's Hut Episode 1 of 2
Set in Western Australia, this is a heart-wrenchingly 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...
Omnibus, pt 2
The Shepherd's Hut Episode 2 of 2
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?
Adam Fitzgerald continues The Librarian by acclaimed author Tim Winton. Set in Western Australia, this is a heart-wrenchingly brutal and yet lyrical tale of survival in the outback featuring the irrepressible Jaxie Clackton.
Omnibus of the last five of a ten-part reading.
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
Producer: Justine Willett.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2018.