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Tomorrow, When the War Began
 

Tomorrow, When the War Began (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

By Marsden, John

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TRADE EDITION: While Ellie and her friends are away in the bush, the world changes. Suddenly they are in the toughest situations humans can confront, facing life and death decisions. They are thrown into a world where they find courage, initiative, spirit and wisdom ... or they d... read full description below.

ISBN 9781740945073
Barcode 9781740945073
Published 1 November 2003 by Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (22 other possible title(s) available)
Series The Tomorrow Series (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9781740945073
ISBN-10 1740945077
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Bolinda Audio Books
Publication Date 1 November 2003
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Marsden, John
Series The Tomorrow Series (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Award Winning
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Height: 230mm
Weight 500g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

TRADE EDITION: While Ellie and her friends are away in the bush, the world changes. Suddenly they are in the toughest situations humans can confront, facing life and death decisions. They are thrown into a world where they find courage, initiative, spirit and wisdom ...or they die. The first of an enormously popular series that has been translated and published all over the world. The reader is unwittingly flung headlong and gasping into the plot ...the images created are so vivid that they stay with you long after the book is reluctantly closed on the final page. Melbourne Herald-Sun.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Children's Yearly Best Ever Reads (CYBER) Older Readers 2000 -- Winner of Children's Yearly Best Ever Reads (CYBER) Older Readers 2001 -- Winner of Children's Yearly Best Ever Reads (CYBER) Older Readers 2002 -- Winner of Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALA) 1995 -- Winner of West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) 1995
NZ Review ... a riveting adventure through which Marsden explores the capacity for evil and the necessity of working together to oppose it. -- The Horn Book Magazine I really love this book. It's great. -- Amazon John Marsden's Australian setting for a seven book series becomes a vivid backdrop for the first title available in audio format. Read by Suzi Dougherty with teen-friendly voicing, the story moves from tense and gripping to philosophical by turns. Ellie, the narrator and resident of the rural ranching district surrounding Wirrawee, tells the story. She and her seven friends return from a camping trip to find their families captive, their homes destroyed or deserted, and their country invaded. Warned in a faxed message to 'go bush', they set up a base camp in Hell, a nearly inaccessible valley they have penetrated. Slightly reminiscent of Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien, which is mentioned in the story, Ellie is presented here as an inventive and admirable heroine. Conducting covert raids for information, supplies, and rescue missions, the friends ultimately progress to an actual guerrilla attack on a key bridge along the enemy supply line. All the while, the friends muse on larger questions - the good and evil in people, their own loyalties, and potential romance as they draw together in the face of their experiences. The discussion of sexual feelings, while not at all graphic, makes this more suitable for high school age listeners. Dougherty's narration is light-hearted, pensive, or fast-paced depending on the mood. Her Australian accent offers a convincing touch that adds to the flavor of the story. Everything does not come out happily ever after in this compelling and thought-provoking novel, and listeners will be eager to read or listen to the other titles in the saga. -- Customer Review

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Author's Bio

John Marsden was born in Victoria, Australia and from an early age enjoyed reading. At nine years old, he decided he wanted to become an author. John's first book, So Much to Tell You, was published in 1987 and was followed by a string of huge hits, highlighted by the Tomorrow series and The Ellie Chronicles. John has now sold more than two and a half million books in Australia alone, and is an international bestseller with many major awards to his credit. Suzi is an established Australian actress. She is a founding member of the Bell Shakespeare Company and has worked with leading Australian theatre companies such as the Sydney Theatre Company and the Melbourne Theatre Company. Suzi's TV credits include Home and Away and The Kettering Incident on Foxtel's SoHo in Australia and BBC Worldwide internationally. Her film credits include The Loved Ones, Queen of The Damned and Love and Other Catastrophes. Suzi has recorded many audiobooks for Bolinda including Tim Winton's Dirt Music and the award-winning Tomorrow series by John Marsden.

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