Khaki Town

Written by:
Judy Nunn
Narrated by:
John Derum

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
6
Narrator
2
Release Date
October 2019
Duration
13 hours 10 minutes
Summary
Khaki Town, Judy Nunn's stunning new novel, is inspired by a wartime true story which the Government kept secret for over seventy years.

'It seems to have happened overnight,' Val thought as she pulled the beers. 'We've become a khaki town.'

It's March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Callahan, publican of The Brown's Hotel in Townsville, could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she's making from lonely, thirsty soldiers.

Overnight the small Queensland city is transformed into the transport hub for 70,000 American and Australian soldiers destined for combat in the South Pacific. Barbed wire and gun emplacements cover the beaches. Historic buildings have been commandeered. And the dance halls are in full swing with jitterbug and jive.

The Australian troops, short on rations and equipment, begrudge the confident, well-fed 'Yanks' who have taken over their town (and women). And there's growing conflict, too, within the American ranks. Because black GIs are enjoying the absence of segregation and the white GIs do not like it.

Then one night a massive street fight leaves a black soldier lying dead in the street, and the situation explodes into violent confrontation.
Reviews
Profile Avatar
Anonymous

We played this in our car while travelling in the north Really enjoyed it.

Profile Avatar
Anonymous

Took me a long time to get into this book. By about half way I began to really enjoy it. Took a while though.

Profile Avatar
Anonymous

Interesting historicaly Builds your interest in characters very well.

Khaki Town
This title is due for release on October 1, 2019.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Khaki Town
This title is due for release on October 1, 2019
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Khaki Town
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Khaki Town

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.

1 Book added to cart
Subtotal
$0.00
View Cart