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The Missed

By: Sami Shah
Narrated by: Pallavi Sharda,Igor Sas,Della Rae Morrisson,Summer Williams,Jared Herft,Kate Hall,full cast
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  • Summary

  • Please note: contains strong language and adult content. Please be advised that this show is an immersive audio experience. Listening on headphones is recommended. It may seem like sounds are coming from the sides or behind you.

    In the Western Australian wheatbelt, refugees Anushey, Shahab and their daughter find safety in the sleepy town of Nunich. But when their daughter disappears without a trace and the town is plunged into chaos and violence, their newfound sense of security is shattered. Suspicions flare, slurs are hurled and tensions rise. Suddenly, Nunich and everyone in it find themselves caught in a storm of media frenzy, political corruption and even terrorist threats.

    Then another little girl goes missing.

    Told from the shifting perspectives of a refugee mother, the town mayor, a local journalist and a weary detective, The Missed isn’t just about the race to catch a predator, but also to save a community's soul.

    This project is a work of fiction. Names, characters, companies and events are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, companies or events is entirely coincidental.

    Written by Sami Shah and produced by Envelope Audio.

    Directed by Josh Hogan 

    Featuring Performances By Pallavi Sharda, Della Rae Morrison, Summer Williams, Igor Sas, Jared Herft, Kate Hall, and a full ensemble cast.

    Music By Ned Beckley and Josh Hogan

    Edited By Lucy Torvaldsen

    Production Managed by Natalie Neugebauer   

    This is an Audible Original Podcast, developed and produced with funding from Screenwest through the SoundWAves initiative. Free for members.

    ©2022 Sami Shah (P)2022 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep 1: Anushey
    Jul 31 2022

    Welcome to Nunich. A quiet, peaceful town where nothing bad ever happens…until it does.

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    25 mins
  • Ep 2: Rachel
    Jul 31 2022

    It’s tough being a country town reporter. That is, until the perfect story unfolds in front of your eyes. And Rachel Quartermaine isn’t one to let a good crisis go to waste. 

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    22 mins
  • Ep 3: Belinda
    Jul 31 2022

    Belinda Niles is three time Mayor of Nunich and the town's golden girl who has everything under control. Or does she?

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    29 mins

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Want a crime drama that is both thrilling and moving?

The Missed is, on its surface, a great ‘small town crime drama’; a tightly structured, episodic whodunnit.

It is not the crime that makes it gripping and binge-worthy, but the complexity of the emotions and social bonds explored in this small community.

However, it is the emotional intensity of its characters that elevates it to another level.

In some ways, it is an incisive stress-test of Australia’s internal narrative, where expressed values hit the wall of ingrained tribalism with devastating results.

Fans of the crime genre may get more than they expected with The Missed, which is both drama and victim impact statement.

Well worth your time.

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moved

beautiful production, really sad, moving story, loved the drama! love the ending scene, Cheers!

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Brilliant Audible with cast

A very confronting story ....played out brilliantly by the cast. Brilliantly written and performed ...very highly recommend. 10/10. Thank you Audible and all concerned.

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Job well done 👏👏👏

Was very well done and had me on the edge of my seat. Fantastic job by all

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Utterly gripping! Everyone should hear this

Excellent audio production, fantastic writing. Suspenseful and thrilling, would highly recommend The Missed to anyone who loves the genres of crime or mystery.

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Who's the Boss?

Hmm...since when, in Australia, does the Mayor hold sway over the local Police Sgt? 🤔 Otherwise, a pretty good story - well put together.

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Very worthwhile

Took me a few eps to get into it but very worthwhile listen. Excellently made and loved the twists in the plot

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Heart-stopper!

I'm going to have trouble listening to an ordinary audiobook now. This story was compelling. It delves into all different manifestations of paranoia, grief, love and friendship. It was fast-paced and gripping. I absolutely loved it!

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amazing experience

my very first immersive audible book experience,and wow. just incredible. performed so well i felt at times i was listening to a movie, but with my eyes closed.

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brilliant my all involved!!

loved this brilliant work of fiction, although much knowledgeable in all these areas is very apparent.

audio engineering is brilliant, you almost feel like your there, no punches a pulled all are straight to the face and heart.

I cried and gasped in equal measure, there is so much irony and satire , great resources have been sought, like Anne Aly, such a good get all nuances are hit.

I would highly recommend to anyone, BUT beware Subject matter is sensitive and very thought provoking, definitely not recommended for anyone under 18 or who listens to sky after dark and reads Murdoch rubbish.

brilliant five stars sami shah, more writing please..

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  • 19-04-2023

Very good!!

Story was short 🥲 but it was very good!! The mystery aspect and the way they tied it back in w/out doing a cliffhanger or drawing it out to make it longer was *chefs kiss

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  • Jada A. Marcotte
  • 11-01-2023

Excellent

Perfect acting I felt the emotions and was so engrossed in the story well done this could be a movie !

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  • Keva Wallace
  • 19-12-2022

Compelling Story with an unexpected ending.

The story was greatly told. Very unexpected ending. I listened to it all in one sitting.

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  • 06-12-2022

as a mother

of two and expecting one otw one literally cried 😢😂 through the whole series one 2 could not even image let alone put into words the horror of something like this let alone being tf right there and actively involved in looking yet having absolutely no clue just how close smh yes I could understand losing faith in literally Everything 😔😔😔🥺🥺🥺🥺💯💯💯💯 this is definitely not a story for the faint of heart❤💕💖 my heart broke over and over and this was fictional smh horrible the wickedness in the hearts of people 💯💯

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  • Amy Ardon
  • 11-10-2022

Excellent story, suspenseful, well developed.

I didn't expect it to be so good. The ensemble cast is very good and the subject matter and character actions are inciteful.

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