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- By: Craig Silvey
- Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
- Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
Late on a hot summer night in the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of 13, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. Rebellious, mixed-race, and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress. Jasper takes him through town and to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery....
Coming of age
- By Deborah A. Warren on 11-02-2015
If you loved To Kill a Mockingbird, you're going to love this book. Now one of my favorite Australian novels.
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- By: Andy Weir
- Narrated by: R. C. Bray
- Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.
Unique, Funny, Genuine.
- By Anthony on 19-03-2014
The narrator was great, but the ethnic variations made me cringe a little. Still engaging and he really captured the main character's personality.
Lots of technical jargon which had me zoning out time to time which probably could have been cut down a little. My favorite parts were when character relationships were explored, so a bit of a shame there wasn't more of that.
Overall it was an enjoyable listen.