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The Lost Man

Narrated by: Steve Shanahan
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the number one best-selling author of The Dry and Force of Nature.

Includes an exclusive interview with Jane Harper and narrator Steve Shanahan.

Three brothers, one death, a fenceline stretching to the horizon.

Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cam. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.... 

For fans who loved The Dry and Force of Nature, Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense, set against a dazzling landscape.

©2018 Jane Harper (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

“I ask in earnest: How the hell does she do it? The Lost Man is Jane Harper's third consecutive marvel...and, against long odds, her most marvellous yet, pitting brother against brother, man against nature, reader against the clock. What an extraordinary novel: part family drama, part indelible ode to the Outback - a thriller as forceful and atmospheric as a brewing storm. Harper works miracles. We're lucky to witness them.” (A. J. FINN author of The Woman in the Window)

“I read this with the growing realisation that it was not only another superb thriller but a classic work of fiction by one of the finest novelists now working. Man Booker judges for 2019, are you listening?” (New Zealand Hearald Weekend Magazine)

"In The Lost Man, Jane Harper surpasses her achievement in The Dry, her multi-award winning first novel. A broad range of Australian and international readers will be engaged by the strong setting and mystery storyline of the new novel." (Weekend Australian)

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  • Lucy
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 11-29-18

Another winner by Harper!

Harper has delivered another winner, it's definitely up there with The Dry. I bet you won't guess the ending. I loved the various mythologies of the Stockman's threaded throughout the narrative, and that fact it centres around a family without the intermediary of a detective.

My only gripe is the narrator. I know that Harper herself raves about him, and he does do an excellent angry, menacing male Aussie voice, but neutral narration and petulance seem to exhaust the rest of his range. He's not a deal breaker, but definitely have a listen before you buy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-18

Congratulations

Jane,s books keep them coming....very well written had me guessing until the end

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  • fiona
  • 11-02-18

best one yet

I've enjoyed the first 2 of her novels but this is her best by far. especially if you have ever experienced the outback and it's people. I recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-18

Fantastic 💕

I really didn't want this book to end. Such good rhythm in the story line & so well narrated. I'm sad it's over & I am now downloading Jane's other books immediately.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-18

A Must Read/Listen

An incredible story that transports you into the world of the Australian outback. Beautifully performed by Shanahan. Loved every minute of it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-30-18

An Absolute Cracker

I loved this book; Jane Harper takes a terrific story and wraps it up in the beautiful, lonely expanse of the Australian outback. Steve Shanahan nailed the performance, portraying the characters brilliantly and setting an even and believable pace. The interview after the book finishes is worth listening to as well.

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  • Shakya
  • 11-08-18

Definitely The Best So Far

Loved this book from start to finish. While I enjoyed The Dry, this one was even better. Great characters brought to life by a great narrator. The descriptive scenery was so realistic, I could feel my own temperature rising and even though I live in rural Queensland, I learnt so much more about our country and the conditions the outback farmers endure. A great listen.

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  • Eva George
  • 11-17-18

Good

Took a while to get into. Love the narrator. Can't wait for Jane Harper's next book.

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  • Emilie
  • 11-16-18

Brilliant!

Jane Harper’s best so far!! Another fantastic performance by Steve and a really complex, thoughtful storyline.

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  • Annie K
  • 11-05-18

Beautifully written

A beautiful book that keep me on till the end. Families can be so complex and this one certainly is. A mothers love that saves them all.

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  • Melinda Rio
  • 12-25-18

Excellent outback storyline

Great storyline sharing the amazing and harsh realities of the outback. Fantastic narrative performance. Recommend.

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