I got to be honest, I'm Australian and I grew up listening/reading this series, it's my generation's Harry Potter! When I joined Audible I jumped at the chance to relive this book as it brings back memories of listening to it on my old orange tape deck and drawing. As an adult, the story still does not disappoint. I have loved every minute of it.
I love reading and listening to books!
Tomorrow When The War Began is one of my favourite books. The series is brilliant. Personally I think John Marsden is a genius with this series. Suzi Dougherty is a perfect choice for the narration of this book. She conveys the emotion brilliantly. I like the way the characters in the book aren't heroic. There just plain, average teenagers caught in the middle of a terrible war. The story, with all it's twists and turns, is awesome. This book had me on the edge of my seat one moment, then had me laughing, then on edge again. Just brilliant work...
This book deserves 5 stars all the way with a great story line, interesting morals, brilliant characters and beautiful narration.
The characters were shallow and annoying.
I might have liked the narrator better if I liked the characters better.
This book was recommended for those who love The Hunger Games and I do. This book doesn't compare.
Read all the books years ago and loved it and was hoping to enjoy them all again in audio form, but I had to turn it off after a few chapters, as I didn't like the reader... so sad, too bad
Of all the books I,ve ever read or listened to this series of books makes the top ten easy, I have them all both in print and audio books. Getting it here is the cheapest and best way to buy them.
I hadnt seen the movie and still havnt however the book is well worth listening too narrated quite well, terrible ending however apparantly the movie ends the same way. Well worth reading
20 Years Army(Regular and National Guard)-Retired Police Officer-Now Long Haul Truck Driver.Like Building and Repairing Computers when home.
This is the 1st in a series of 7 books + 3 listed under The Ellie Chronicles that will captivate any reader or listener. If you happen to be American you'll have to learn the small differences in cultural languages.
After that though you'll be captivated by the depth and feeling that leaves the book and enters your imagination. I'm American and drive what the Brit's and Aussie's call a heavy truck (18 Wheeler for the American's) for a living. I have listened to many many audio books over the year's and for me at least
this series of books rate's #1. If you saw Red Dawn years ago you may think that this seems to parallel
that good movie. But the similarity is only skin deep. Once you enter the world of Tomorrow ,When The War Began,you enter into what might be the reality of any country in the world at any given time. You will be left with the question"What would I or my children do if this happen here". I'd give this series more than 5 stars if possible.
Our family, including two boys, age 12 and 14, really enjoyed this book on a long summer road trip. The narrator is superb and the story is engaging with great character development.
Imagine your country invaded by a foreign army, and it happens overnight!
That scenario confronts Ellie and her school friends after they camp out in the bush one summer.
I liked Marsden's writing: it is clever and pacy, with the listener/reader on the edge of their seat; hoping these kids can survive something they have never prepared for.
Readers from age 12 and up have enjoyed this series, and new hard cover editions appear regularly in Australia, due to its continuing popularity.
We bought this title to listen to with our 2 teenaged sons. They liked it a lot, particularly when the action was going on. But at times the character whose viewpoint we are hearing from becomes tedious. She goes on a bit long as she tries to examine the relationships among the book's characters. In fairness, we have purchased the 2nd title and are enjoying it as well, although the same criticism applies to it. In my opinion, that's what makes it a 4 and not 5.