Broken Shore
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    The Broken Shore | Peter Temple

    The Broken Shore

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Peter Temple
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (63)
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    Shaken by a scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted away from the homicide squad to the quiet town on the South Australian coast where he grew up. Carrying physical scars and not a little guilt, he spends his time playing the country cop, walking his dogs and thinking about how it all was before. But when a prominent local is attacked and left for dead in his own home, Cashin is thrust into what becomes a murder investigation.

    Taut, Complex in Every Way Fantastic Listen

    Peter Temple knows how to write characters, deep, with history yet brevity of prose, the plot is multi-layer, reminding me of "The Girl With The ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2009 by Kathleen (Lafayette, CA, United States)
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    The Broken Shore | Peter Temple

    The Broken Shore

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Peter Temple
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    Overall
    (30)
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    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Joe Cashin was different once. He moved easily then; was surer and less thoughtful. But there are consequences when you’ve come so close to dying. For Cashin, they included a posting away from the world of Homicide to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Now all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before. But then prominent local Charles Bourgoyne is bashed and left for dead....

    Not sure about this.

    I did like the story and thought it was well written, but the prejudice sort of got to me. I'm not sure if I recommend it, but it wasn't a waste of m..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2012 by Carol (Napier, New Zealand)
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    The Broken Shore | Peter Temple

    The Broken Shore

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Peter Temple
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
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    Broken by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled the city and returned to his hometown to run its one-man police station while his wounds heal and the nightmares fade. He lives a quiet life with his two dogs in the tumbledown wreck his family home has become. It's a peaceful existence - ideal for the rehabilitating man. But his recovery is rudely interrupted by a brutal attack on Charles Bourgoyne, a prominent member of the local community.

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    Truth | Peter Temple

    Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Peter Temple
    • Narrated By Michael Carman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    Villani's life is his work. It is his identity, his calling, his touchstone. But now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all the certainties of his life are crumbling. Truth is a novel about a man, a family, a city. It is about violence, murder, love, corruption, honor and deceit. And it is about truth.

    Masterpiece

    If "The Broken Shore" was Temple's evolution from the world of hard-boiled crime fiction to poignant crime drama, then "Truth" is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 18 2010 by Evan (Subiaco, Australia)
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    Truth: A Novel | Peter Temple

    Truth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Peter Temple
    • Narrated By Michael Carman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (21)

    Inspector Stephen Villani, head of homicide in Melbourne, Australia, has a full agenda: a murdered woman in a penthouse apartment, three men butchered in a sadistic rampage, a tattoo-faced drug dealer corrupting his rebellious daughter, and a crumbling marriage. As these seemingly unrelated events begin to unfold, Villani finds himself immersed in an unfamiliar world of political scandal and ethical ambiguity.

    Poor Narration Can Ruin the Best Book

    The narrator, Michael Carman, is really not cut out to read audio books, especially not ones written by Peter Temple. Temple is a writer who doesn't w..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 29 2012 by Lucido (Livonia, NY, United States)