Try free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $32.77

Buy Now for $32.77

Pay using coupon balance (if available) then card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

The book that began the series that became the legend....

Now a major television series.

Somewhere out there Ellie and her friends are hiding. They're shocked, they're frightened, they're alone. Their world has changed with the speed of a slamming door. They've got no weapons - except courage. They've got no help - except themselves. They've got nothing - except friendship. How strong can you be when the world is full of people trying to kill you?

Fans of Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins and John Flanagan will love John Marsden.

Language may offend. Warning: contains violence and adult themes.

©1993 Jomden Pty Ltd (P)1999 Bolinda

What listeners say about Tomorrow, When the War Began

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    37
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    33
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    38
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Coming of age, with apocalyptic themes.

I loved this book as a teenager, and loved revisiting it as an adult. it's both hard-hitting in its realism and relatability, and engrossing in its jarring strangeness - we go from a normal bunch of kids camping out, to the fear of having to decide what to do as victims of a military invasion - hide? Fight? What would you do? These themes and associated thoughts and feelings are thoroughly explored with all the passion and introspection of reflective adolescence.

Suzi Dougherty's performance is spot-on, with varied pacing for the reflections and the action, and consistent, relatable voices for each character. She brings Ellie's narrative voice to life. This audiobook is worth a listen whether you're new to this series, or revisiting an old favourite in a new format. I can't wait to get to the others.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Still holds up

I read this series a number of years ago and found it quite entertaining at the time. I picked it up to re-read it just recently, but this time via audible. Still quite entertaining, and it mostly holds up that it could be happening right now. The only thing that is missing for it to be in current times is the evolution of the mobile phones. Still an entertaining read, i listened to the first book via audible, and as I do with any series I start listening to, I get impatient and choose to read them all myself as it is faster. Good series for a light read.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

love the book but the narrator is really annoying

I love this book but I'm finding the children reading the book really grinding, I don't think I'll finish listening.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Abby Potter
  • Abby Potter
  • 02-07-2021

Real and tastefully written

I am in love with the narration being able to tell the difference in characters just by the tones was incredible. Being in love with the movie brought the book to my library and I was disappointed with the movie by halfway through the book. The story the character development. The mental battles that no motion picture can capture. Over all I will forever re read this book.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.