The first of an enormously popular series that has been translated and published all over the world.
Don't miss the other titles in John Marsden's Tomorrow series.
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"A gripping tale, told with Marsden's customary incisiveness." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fast-paced and provocative, it's a natural for book talking." (School Library Journal)
I highly recommend this book to any and all. While it is listed as a young adult book, the description of the Australian wilderness, and the human reaction to death and war is right on for all ages. While starting a bit slowly it really gets moving after the war begins. The narrator is great and the story moves right along, making you want to hear what happens next.
Loved this book!
If your old enough to remember the movie Red Dawn and liked it... you should really enjoy this.If your too young for that then Hunger Games fans should enjoy also.
2 Warnings 1-This is YA (PG13 for violence/teen drama) 2-This book does leave you hanging(1st in 7-8 books)
++This book is currently being made into a movie.
I was born in Australia and all the cultural references in the language came flooding back. I guess I may be a bit biased because of that but seriously the story was a gripping and thought provoking tale. Adventure at its best. I'm now hooked and am so happy that audible has the sequels available. I since read that this work won many awards as book for late teens. Don't let that put you off its not just a kids book! It's quite dark and serious in places.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
Yes. Also, it is a movie made in Australia if you can get it. It is true to the book.
When Ellie and the group realize, at the end, what the mission has to be; when they realize what the magnitude of the situation is and their odds – very powerful.
Suzi does a great job bringing each character alive in a way print just cannot manage.
My immediate reaction was to start the next book immediately, without delay, without rest!
Ellie Linton is a strong and very complex heroine. If you like hunger games, you will love this book as well.
Voracious reader with a 70hr working week who rediscovered his passion for reading through Audible. Secretly in love with commutes!
One of my top 5 books so far, because it gripped my attention and would not let me go.
The spirit, the cheeky characters, the way that at every turn you feel part of the story.
It makes you wish you were out there with them.
Suzy Dougherty draws the wild, rebellious, adolescent tomboy Ellie right in front of you and allows you to explore her adventures through her own eyes. Great!
The scene where they extract their friend Lee from the town centre.
Yes, it gripped me and would not let me go. I listed to it on my commutes and within seconds I felt I was hiking through mountains and dodging bullets.
The last 3 hours I listened to in one go!
The first hour is slow, but helps set the scene. From then on, it just will not let you go.
Description to detail about the land and the feelings of the people the author is writing about.
She does a very good job
There already is a film of this book
My suggestion is to see the movie first, and then listen to the book. It will help put a face to the characters in the book and the next six books after.
I first read this series as a teenager, and now as an adult I found Tomorrow When the War Began just as compelling.
The narrator does a great job, I forget how fast Aussies talk! She handles the different voices well, but with subtlety. I can see how someone who is unfamiliar with the Australian accent might not hear the distinctions between characters. So if you thought Taggart from A Town Called Eureka sounded authentic you'll probably struggle with this recording.
Even though I just found out this is a series, I can't say I liked this one enough to continue. Maybe I was expecting Red Dawn and what I got was less action and more teen sex talk? To say the ending was abrupt is an understatement, then again it is a series. I may be being harsh because it isn't terrible, just didn't hold my interest as much as I thought it would.
The story in this book and the rest of the series are really wonderful (particularly the first 3 books). I got the audiobook for my dyslexic sister and I was really disaapointed with the narration. I checked with her (since she had no previous experience of this book) and she also found the narrator underwhelming.
There is no issue with the narrator being Australian (the book is set in Australia) but she lacks the talent to take on the personality of each character, and her overall narration isn't all that easy to listen to (unlike other narrators I've heard).
I'll probably still get the rest of the series because the books themselves are great for teenagers (this is an Australian classic for teens) and audio is a great way to assist dyslexic readers.
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