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The Broken Shore

Narrated by: Peter Hosking
Series: Broken Shore, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (206 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Joe Cashin was different once. He moved easily then; was surer and less thoughtful. But there are consequences when you’ve come so close to dying. For Cashin, they included a posting away from the world of Homicide to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Now all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before.

Then prominent local Charles Bourgoyne is bashed and left for dead. Everything seems to point to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community; everyone seems to want it to. But Cashin is unconvinced. And as tragedy unfolds relentlessly into tragedy, he finds himself holding onto something that might be better let go....

©2005 Peter Temple (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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So riveting so Australian so real.

This is one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure to experience narrated magnificently by Peter Hosking the reason I chose this book in the first place.
Only 5 stars! Wish I could give it more.

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An engaging story.

I found the story intriguing. I was haunted a little by the ending. The underlying humor in the banter between the main characters was a contrast to the darkness of the overall theme

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Riveting

Wow absolutely brilliant. The best drama read (listened to) in a long time. A very good plot, so well written and with clever underlying humour. The many characters brought to life by Peter Hosking brilliantly.

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just brilliant

peter temple has once again delivered a memorable read or listen. very real characters. can't wait for the next one.

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Too Macho for me

Okay this might be shot. I want to support Australian literature. But this book seems to have been written exclusively for a male audience. It’s full of bad language, most of it gratuitous. After 2 1/2 hours of effort I thought why bother.

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amazing narration

Excellent Australian crime fiction with amazing narration. Sadly the sequel had a different narrator which is a major let down as I loved Peter Hoskings performance

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Struggled to finish this book I found the narrator extremely hard to listen to.and keep interested. Although I did enjoy the story.

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Enjoyable Australian Crime

Well worth the effort. Easy to listen and the story is engaging and stylish.
Narration is spot on.
The writing style, short and sharp and terse.

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great listen

great story reader made the story visual as though you were there with the characters.

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Great audiobook

I really enjoyed this book and found it difficult to stop listening. The characters were very vivid which is a credit to the writer and the narrator. I’ll be looking for other novels by this author.
For those listeners that like a lighter novel this will not be for you, because there is a lot of swearing and the story involves a very dark subject.

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  • Carol
  • 18-03-2012

Not sure about this.

I did like the story and thought it was well written, but the prejudice sort of got to me. I'm not sure if I recommend it, but it wasn't a waste of money or time.

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  • Anniebligh
  • 11-06-2011

A good listen to a good yarn.

Peter Temple does it again. Peter Hosking narrates well.
Listen to the preview.
Subject matter is of the creepy kind. Sort of a 'blokes' story that women also like. Good to listen to on a winter's night or while sun baking. .Just a good listen to a good yarn.

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  • Tracey
  • 13-08-2014

broken shore

Where does The Broken Shore rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

it was good lot of twists and turns good storyline

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

yes it keeps you guessing about where its going

Have you listened to any of Peter Hosking’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

peter hoskings performances are good i have had several books read by him the arthur upfield series for one very interresting reader

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it makes you want to listen to more of the same characters in further storys like the jack irish ones

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  • Martin
  • 15-02-2011

Poor Story Teller

Probably a good book but the actor who read this is plane awful - every character is virtually the same - it's probably the australian spoken word - just does not work