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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

    Performed by Pallavi Sharda, Igor Sas, Della Rae Morrison, Summer Williams.

    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
  • Jul 31 2022

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

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    25 mins
  • 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
  • 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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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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moved

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

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Amazing job. Congratulations Jared Herft

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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Give it a miss

I loved the beginning and the way it was presented. Powerful audio when you follow their recommendation of wearing headphones to get the full effect of the background sounds... I was really impressed by that.

I live in Perth, Western Australia, and enjoyed that Nunich is a fictional country town in the wheatbelt and was pleased that there were various voice actors including Aboriginal. The country bird sounds were wonderful.

I struggled with a couple of the characters, particularly the most self-centred (and unrealistic sounding) mayor! I felt like slapping her!

I had to force myself to complete it and felt disappointed and depressed by the end. I also don't understand why it is classed as a "podcast" Oh well.

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Highly entertaining from start to finish

Highly recommended. Could not wait to listen to the next episode. Held my attention and curiosity from start to finish. Well done.

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Brilliant - simply brilliant

Loved every moment of this 'book'. The way it was recorded too, was amazing. Read it from whoa to go! Thank you.

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feels like listening to a school performance

Difficult to listen to a story set in Australia but obviously based on American politics and so many Americanisms in the language used

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  • 05-08-2022

Gripping

Couldn't put this down - well written, constructed and performed. A brave look at racial tensions, with sympathy and dignity. Brilliant - thanks.

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  • 12-08-2022

Excellent voice acting

Really enjoyed this - i've had a hard time following any audible story from start to finish, but the voice acting in this series captured me. Genuinely enjoyed this series, riveting, gutting and suspensful.

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  • 11-08-2022

Brilliant

only on chapter 3 but can't stop listening great characters and plot.well done to the writer

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  • 11-08-2022

Brilliant

Really enjoyable, gripping podcast. Thoroughly enjoyed it, really invested in the story. Highly recommend to give it a listen.

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  • 10-08-2022

Gripping

Couldn’t stop listening!
Great narration by all
Nice to be able to hear this in the plus catalog

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  • 07-08-2022

Grim

Pretty depressing and difficult to hear. Some of the performances were very good. The reveal was dealt with too quickly I would say. Too much time taken up on minor characters’ small town squabbles. Binged listened though so it must have been pretty good