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Arcadia

Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
4 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A breathtaking Tasmanian tale of ancient forests; of art and science; of love and, above all, of friendship.

In the 1930s, in an isolated and beautiful corner of southern Tasmania, a new young wife arrives at her husband's secluded property - Arcadia. Stella, an artist, falls in love with Arcadia's wild, ancient forest. And when an unknown predator strikes, she is saved by an unusual protector....

Two generations later, Stella's granddaughter, Sally, and her best friend, Jessica, stumble over Stella's secret life in the forest and find themselves threatened in turn.

What starts as a girls' adventurous road trip becomes a hunt for the story of the past, to solve the present and save their future.... 

A modern mystery born in a timeless Tasmanian forest, from Australia's favourite storyteller.

©2018 Di Morrissey (P)2018 Pan Macmillan AU

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A beautiful and intriguing story

A story of our time, intricately woven and addressing the importance of our natural world. I loved it!

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Disappointing

I thought this story would be interesting and for the most part it was but the reader was terrible. The switching between the voices of the characters was so irritating. The reader attempted to speak a male voice, and old woman’s voice and the worst was the child’s voice which was piercing and I don’t k is any child who speaks like this. At one point I had to turn the volume down as the tone and pitch of the character voices was so irritating. I can’t recommend this story because I think most listeners would be irritated as was I by the disappointing delivery.

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boring

Very mills and boon. very ho hum. would not recommend it to anyone.boring boring boring

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Interesting but predictable

Beautiful description of environment but plot was very predictable. Raises awareness of important environmental issues.

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Overall good story

Slow to start but stick with it you will be rewarded. Good story with a few surprising twists and good strong female characters. Sadly I cant give the narrator full Mark's because whilst the story was flawlessly performed the voice of the child was screechy and extremely annoying. Thankfully the child only has a small part and I tolerated the voice through those small parts.

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great easy read or listen

it was a lovely descriptive book where the forests of tassie come to life and makes you want to go and see the landscape for your self
Di Morrissey is always a reliable sourse of the local knowledge and going ons no matter which place she is writing about