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The Resource Sea of dangers, Geoffrey Blainey ; read by James Wright, (sound recording)

Sea of dangers, Geoffrey Blainey ; read by James Wright, (sound recording)

Label
Sea of dangers
Title
Sea of dangers
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Blainey ; read by James Wright
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Does a winning horse really stand out in the mounting yard? Will life-long punting loyalty to an equine family, a trainer, or jockey, ever be repaid? Is there any such thing as a foolproof betting system, a hot tip or a sure thing? Is punting the biggest mug's game in existence, or can you win big, even make a living from it? And could you ever find a publisher who'd let you loose with a purse of $20,000 so you could find out? Diehard punter Helen Thomas attempts to answer these questions by accepting the dream challenge of betting with someone else's money, and spending every day of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival on the punt ... That's 42 days of getting up at down for track work before following the turf convoy out of town for country meetings in the extraordinary lead-up to Australia's really big racing events: the Holy Grail for punters and owners alike: the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. The result is an engaging, funny, terrifying, exhilarating, fascinating account of life on the punt and at the track - the consequences-free betting spree we all wish we could have! Never more than a gallop away from a windfall or a nightmare, Helen Thomas' story of living every punter's dream is as vivid and fast-paced as a big race itself. As the horses thunder into the straight, will she cross the line in front?
Accompanying matter
other
Cataloging source
VMOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blainey, Geoffrey
Dewey number
910.92
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by James Wright
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wright, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Surville, Jean de
  • Cook, James
  • Endeavour (Ship)
  • St. Jean Baptiste (Ship)
  • Endeavour (Ship)
  • St. Jean Baptiste (Ship)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
unknown
Label
Sea of dangers, Geoffrey Blainey ; read by James Wright, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Complete and unabridged
  • "Captain Cook and his rivals"-- Cover
Control code
000043886864
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Unabridged Australian audio.
Extent
11 sound discs (CDs) (ca. 12.5 hrs )
Isbn
9781742122625
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Other physical details
digital.
Label
Sea of dangers, Geoffrey Blainey ; read by James Wright, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete and unabridged
  • "Captain Cook and his rivals"-- Cover
Control code
000043886864
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Unabridged Australian audio.
Extent
11 sound discs (CDs) (ca. 12.5 hrs )
Isbn
9781742122625
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Other physical details
digital.

Library Locations

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