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    • Saving Francesca

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Macauley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An all-time favorite story, writer, and narrator.

    • By jackie lea on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Finnikin of the Rock

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Irresistable!

    • By Jennifer on 04-02-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • On the Jellicoe Road

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Macauley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Strange but good

    • By Dorothea on 07-05-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Froi of the Exiles

    • Chronicles of Lumatere, Book 2
    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing and sometimes painful story

    • By a on 12-30-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Looking for Alibrandi

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Marcella Russo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An old favourite

    • By stanley on 05-27-11

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Zaqi Ismail
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story from Melina Marchetta

    • By Alex Sumner on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Quintana of Charyn

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stay the course!

    • By Mark on 08-30-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Piper's Son

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Michael Finney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Piper's Son

    • By Aimee on 02-10-16

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Zaqi Ismail
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $38.17

    • Quintana of Charyn

    • The Lumatere Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My fave in the series

    • By Jenna on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Froi of the Exiles

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gets under your skin

    • By Jenna on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Finnikin of the Rock

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Tom Wren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mispronounced words were distracting

    • By Jenna on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Piper's Son

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Michael Finney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story - wonderful; performance - amazing

    • By Georgia on 02-20-12

    Regular price: $24.47