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Melina Marchetta

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  • Finnikin of the Rock | Melina Marchetta

    Finnikin of the Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    At the age of nine, Finnikin is warned by the gods that he must sacrifice a pound of flesh to save his kingdom. He stands on the rock of the three wonders with his friend Prince Balthazar and Balthazar’s cousin, Lucian, and together they mix their blood to safeguard Lumatere. But all safety is shattered during the five days of the unspeakable, when the king and queen and their children are brutally murdered in the palace.

    Jennifer says: "Simply Irresistable!"
  • Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil | Melina Marchetta

    Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Zaqi Ismail
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    When Bish Ortley, a suspended cop, receives word that a bus carrying his daughter has been bombed, he rushes to be by her side. A suspect has already been singled out: a 17-year-old girl who has since disappeared from the scene. The press has now revealed that she is the youngest member of one of London's most notorious families.

    OnThinIce says: "Another great story from Melina Marchetta"
  • On the Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta

    On the Jellicoe Road

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Rebecca Macauley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
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    (154)
    Story
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    Taylor Markham is now a senior at the Jellicoe School, and has been made leader of the boarders. She is responsible for keeping the upper hand in the territory wars with the townies, and the cadets who camp on the edge of the school's property over summer. She has to keep her students safe and the territories enforced and to deal with Jonah Griggs - the leader of the cadets and someone she'd rather forget. B ut what she needs to do, more than anything, is unravel the mystery of her past and find her mother.

    Kindle Customer says: "BUY THIS BOOK NOW!"
  • Saving Francesca | Melina Marchetta

    Saving Francesca

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Rebecca Macauley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year 11 at an all boy's school that has just started accepting girls. She still misses her old friends, and, to make things worse, her mother has had a breakdown and can barely move from her bed.

    Aimee says: "Saving Francesca"
  • Looking for Alibrandi | Melina Marchetta

    Looking for Alibrandi

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Marcella Russo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (30)
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    (23)
    Story
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    Josephine Alibrandi is 17 and in her final year of school. Dealing with her mum and the ways of her Nonna are daunting enough as she prepares for her exams. But Josie is about to discover real life gets in the way of her carefully-made plans.

    stanley says: "An old favourite"
  • Quintana of Charyn | Melina Marchetta

    Quintana of Charyn

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (45)
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    Story
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    Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for Quintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child’s right to rule. While in the valley between two kingdoms, Quintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face-to-face in a showdown that will result in heartbreak for one and power for the other. The complex tangle of bloodlines, politics, and love introduced in Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles coalesce into an engrossing climax in this final volume.

    Mark says: "Stay the course!"
  • Froi of the Exiles: Chronicles of Lumatere, Book 2 | Melina Marchetta

    Froi of the Exiles: Chronicles of Lumatere, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    From master storyteller Melina Marchetta comes an exhilarating new fantasy springing from her celebrated epic, Finnikin of the Rock. Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home...or so he believes. Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been taken roughly and lovingly in hand by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper with a warrior's discipline.

    a says: "Amazing and sometimes painful story"
  • Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil | Melina Marchetta

    Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Zaqi Ismail
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    Chief Inspector Bish Ortley of the London Met, divorced and still grieving the death of his son, has been drowning his anger in Scotch. Something has to give, and he's no sooner suspended from the force than a busload of British students is subject to a deadly bomb attack across the Channel. Bish's daughter is one of those on board. Also on the bus is Violette LeBrac. Raised in Australia, Violette has a troubled background. Thirteen years ago her grandfather bombed a London supermarket, killing dozens of people.

  • The Piper's Son | Melina Marchetta

    The Piper's Son

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Michael Finney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
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    (32)
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    Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca - but five years have passed, and now it's Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can't forget. Shooting for oblivion, he's hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt; work at the Union pub with his former friends; and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father.

    Aimee says: "The Piper's Son"
  • Froi of the Exiles | Melina Marchetta

    Froi of the Exiles

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
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    Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home ... or so he believes. Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been trained roughly and lovingly by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper with a warrior's discipline. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds. Here he encounters a damaged people who are not what they seem, and must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad princess.

    Jenna says: "Gets under your skin"
  • Quintana of Charyn: The Lumatere Chronicles, Book 3 | Melina Marchetta

    Quintana of Charyn: The Lumatere Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Grant Cartwright
    Overall
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    Story
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    Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi must travel through Charyn to search for Quintana, the mother of Charyn's unborn king, and protect her against those who will do anything to gain power. But what happens when loyalty to family and country conflict? When the forces marshalled in Charyn's war gather and threaten to involve the whole of the land, including Lumatere, only Froi can set things right, with the help of those he loves.

    Jenna says: "My fave in the series"
  • Finnikin of the Rock | Melina Marchetta

    Finnikin of the Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Tom Wren
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    At the age of nine, Finnikin is warned by the gods that he must sacrifice a pound of flesh in order to save the royal house of his homeland, Lumatere. And so he stands on the rock of three wonders with his childhood friend Prince Balthazar and the prince's cousin, Lucian, and together they mix their blood. Lumatere is safe, Until the 'five days of the unspeakable'.

    Jenna says: "Mispronounced words were distracting"
  • The Piper's Son | Melina Marchetta

    The Piper's Son

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Michael Finney
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Melina Marchetta's brilliant, heart-wrenching new novel takes up the story of the group of friends from her best-selling, much-loved book Saving Francesca – only this time it's five years later and Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving.

    Georgia says: "Story - wonderful; performance - amazing"
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