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Gotham

Wisdom Tree
Narrated by: Rhys Muldoon
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (136 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Gotham tells of the encounter between music journalist Jeff Foster and 'boy pharaoh' Na$ti Boi. It reveals how hollow celebrities cast their spell. Think Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe.

Nick Earls is the award-winning author of 12 novels and numerous shorter works. With the publication of the Word Hunters trilogy (Penguin 2012-2013), he is now officially also a children's writer.

©2016 Nick Earls (P)2016 Audible Ltd

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  • Amanda
  • macquarie fields, Australia
  • 19-05-2016

Lovely story made me cry.

Beautifully wrought. Wonderfully narrated. Will definitely look for more titles by this author...highly recommended .

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  • KWD
  • Australia
  • 12-05-2016

OUTSTANDING!

A great story... So very different to the usual.. And the pace and intonation of the reading was perfect. Thanks to the ABC interview today for introducing me to Nick Earls as a writer.

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Great read

Enjoyed this story the whole way through, but particularly liked the unexpected final plot twist.

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Really got me in the end

I really wasn't sure about this at the start, why did I care about the indulgent life of a rap star or brat which is how he really comes across.

But when the beautiful Ariel came into the picture, the contrast was amazing, how lucky some people appear even when they dont come across as deserving compared to those innocents who can't seam to catch a break.

The joy portrayed in the park from both father and daughter was outstanding and the slide scene brought me to tears.

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Didn’t expect this audio to make me cry!

Nick Earls has succeeded in creating an emotional roller coaster ride of a story. Started with a discomfort and distaste of ‘Nasty’, then provided literary allusions to make me think, then - bam - I was in tears at the end! A must read for anyone questioning what is important in our lives!

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Excellent short story

Wonderful! Great humour and sensitivity to the different characters. I cried a bit at the end!

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Builds slowly to a great story

It's a moving coming together of culture, cultures and humanity in a pithy short story that has depth, breadth and almost squeezes out a palette of emotions from the reader by tale's end!

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Heartfelt story

Would you listen to Gotham again? Why?

yes, I think I'd pick up more subtext on the second listen

What did you like best about this story?

Liked the first person PoV, I liked the twist

Did Rhys Muldoon do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Yes. Though weird hearing an actor I know we'll put on an American accent. But once I got used to that it was good. Made me feel empathy with the main characters.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Superheroes are everywhere

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Great short story with plenty of heart

It was a great story with plenty of emotion. Rhys Muldoon read the story perfectly and captured that great Aussie heart within the world. Really recomend it for anyone who loves music or wants to see an alternative side of journalism.

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Loved it!

What a beautifully crafted story! Both evocative and emotive, and expertly performed by the awesome Rhys Muldoon.

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  • Scott A Julian
  • 07-09-2016

Lovely ending

The ending left me wishing for a very positive outcome for Batman in the city of superheroes. Great story.