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  • The Choke

  • By: Sofie Laguna
  • Narrated by: Danielle Baynes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Abandoned by her mother as a toddler, only occasionally visited by her volatile father and raised solely by her tormented Pop, Justine finds sanctuary in The Choke, a place where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow they can almost touch. Although Justine doesn't know it, her father is a menacing criminal, and the world she is exposed to is one of great peril to her. She must make sense of it on her own - and when she eventually does, she knows what she has to do....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Neither story nor narrator were great

  • By Erica Wodzak on 23-03-2018

Raw and authentic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-2018

Now I am somewhat closer to understanding poverty, love, friendship, evil, abuse and the vast complexities and responsibilities of familial love. I couldn't wait until the ending. What an authentic and raw Australian book!