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    • A Town Like Alice

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,869
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,211

    Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle. While on the march, the group run into some Australian prisoners, one of whom, Joe Harman, helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished by the Japanese as a result.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, beautifully told

    • By Mary on 03-27-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Trustee from the Toolroom

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579

    Keith Stewart, a retiring and ingenious engineer, could not have been happier in his little house in the shabby London suburb of Ealing. There he invented the mini-motor, the six-volt generator, and the tiny Congreve clock. Then a chain of events sweeps him into deep waters and leads him to his happiest discovery yet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hologram of a Decent Man

    • By Jim In Texas! on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Town Like Alice

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091

    Eight hundred women and children begin a 1,200-mile journey on foot across Japanese-occupied Malaya. At journey’s end, only 30 will still be alive. This is the story of one woman, of her ordeal, and of how she was saved by the sacrifice of an Australian soldier. It is a story of rare individual courage in the face of certain death, and hope in the face of despair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic and still entertaining

    • By John S on 05-13-14

    Regular price: $25.19

    • On the Beach

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: James Smillie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    Australia is one of the last places where life still exists after nuclear war starts in the Northern Hemisphere. A year on, an invisible cloak of radiation has spread almost completely around the world. Darwin is a ghost town, and radiation levels at Ayres Rock are increasing. An American nuclear-powered submarine has found its way to Australia where its captain has placed the boat under the command of the Australian Navy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What could have been.

    • By Jason on 12-28-10

    Regular price: $18.33

    • Requiem for a Wren

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Damien Warren-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Alan Duncan returns to his family home in Australia after the war and several years of study in England. But his homecoming is marred by the mysterious suicide of his parents' quiet and reliable parlour-maid. A search through her belongings in search of clues leads to heart-breaking revelations about the woman's identity, the death of Alan's brother Bill, and, above all, the disappearance of his brother's fiancée, Janet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bittersweet

    • By Sharon on 11-21-13

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Pastoral

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    She was from the hills of Yorkshire, country born and bred. He was a city boy. By the stream where they fished they were two young people falling in love. Overhead, the bombers roared, threatening to blow their idyllic world, so young, so fresh, to smithereens.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historical romance set in WWII England.

    • By Stan on 06-19-12

    Regular price: $22.04

    • In the Wet

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Gary Waldhorn
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    It is the rainy season; a drunk and delirious old man lies dying in the Queensland bush. In his opium-hazed last hours, a priest finds his deserted shack and listens to his last words. Half-awake and half-dreaming the old man tells the story of an adventure set decades in the future, in a very different world…

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not Shute's best, but still worth reading

    • By Bond James Bond on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • What Happened to the Corbetts?

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Terry Wilton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he describes the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults. The story follows the trials and tribulations of the Corbett family as they struggle to get to safety.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Ruined City

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Through a series of mishaps, Henry Warren, a recently divorced City financier, ends up in hospital in a Northern town ruined by the closure of its shipyard. Moved by the fate of the town's inhabitants, Warren risks his fortune and reputation to save the shipyard and restore the town to its former prosperity. In seeking to change the fate of the town, he radically changes his own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Uplifting Shute Novel

    • By Bobshoe on 02-14-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • An Old Captivity

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Young pilot Donald Ross has little in common with the Oxford don who has employed him on an expedition to the Arctic - and still less with his beautiful but stubborn daughter, Alix. But once the three of them reach the treacherous shores of Greenland, their destinies are inextricably bound by the events that unfold there.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nevil, Were You Called To Dinner?

    • By Susan on 01-07-14

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Round the Bend

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air-freight business, he little realises the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a religious power which inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for humanity. As Cutter’s business grows across Asia, so does Shaklin’s fame, until he is widely regarded as a unifying deity. Though he struggles to believe Shaklin is indeed divine, Cutter too finds solace in his friend’s teachings, and commits to passing on his message.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great reader

    • By Gavin Scott on 07-14-11

    Regular price: $21.05

    • Landfall

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Chris Rowe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    When Jerry Chambers, a fresh-faced young pilot, mistakenly sinks a British submarine, he is punished with a remote posting to test an experimental new bomb; a dangerous mission far away from the girl he loves. While Jerry risks his life, his sweetheart Mona sets about clearing her lover's name... but will she be too late?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A charming love story

    • By Chromo Domo on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Most Secret

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    It is the Second World War and France has fallen. In their trusty fishing boat, Genevieve, armed with only a flame-thrower and limited ammunition, a small group of officers and men take a stand against the might of the German army. This is classic Shute: a thrilling adventure about the heroism of ordinary men that will keep you on the edge of your seat, cheering them on.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Censored for 3 years

    • By Anniebligh on 02-05-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Beyond the Black Stump

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    If somewhere is said to be 'beyond the black stump', it is in the deepest darkest wilds of the Australian outback. This is the sun-baked setting for Nevil Shute's novel of a romance that is tested by the differences between two young people's home lives. Stanton Laird is sent from his small town in America to work in a remote outpost in Western Australia.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring Beyond Belief !!

    • By Fran Foster on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Beyond the Black Stump

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    When Stanton Laird, American geologist, goes prospecting for the Topeka Exploration Company in the savage Australian outback, he finds something a good deal more precious than oil.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Davina Porter is a wonderful narrator

    • By PlantCrone on 07-26-14

    Regular price: $22.04

    • Marazan

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    After Philip Stenning is involved in a near-fatal plane crash, he feels he owes a debt of gratitude to the man who rescued him. However, his mysterious saviour is an escaped convict, and Stenning’s determination to help leads him into a tense and dramatic adventure of intrigue, drug-running and murder. Marazan was Nevil Shute’s first published novel, and in his autobiography, Slide Rule, he recalls writing the book twice over before rewriting large portions a third time.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • So Disdained

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    On a rain-swept night on the Sussex Downs in the uneasy peace between the wars, Peter Moran stopped his car to give a lift to a man. His unexpected passenger turned out to be an old wartime comrade, a pilot who had just crash-landed a high-speed French bomber. Trapped between two loyalties, enmeshed in a tangled skein of treason, Moran was about to be swept into a desperate manhunt across Europe...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top flight yarn by a master of the form

    • By Chromo Domo on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Lonely Road

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Commander Malcolm Stevenson, a rich middle-aged man, finds his lonely life turned upside down when he falls in love with a pretty dance hostess. His involvement with Mollie "Sixpence" Gordon will lead to the exposure of a conspiracy to sabotage the British General Election, but Stevenson’s dogged pursuit of the criminals will throw his life and the lives of those he cares about into grave danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story telling, implausible plot

    • By Robert Bliss on 10-27-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • No Highway

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Theodore Honey is a shy, inconspicuous aircraft engineer whose eccentric interests in quantum mechanics and spiritualism are frowned upon in aviation circles. But when a passenger plane crashes in unexplained circumstances, Honey must convince his superiors that his unorthodox theories are correct before more lives are lost. The title, No Highway, is taken from the poem "The Wanderer" by John Masefield, which Shute quotes at the start of the book.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fine writing keeps this story fresh

    • By Doug on 12-10-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Chequer Board

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Paul Panting
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    John Turner, a young man with a chequered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his remaining time to search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: a snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a black G.I. accused of attempted rape. Along the way, Turner learns about forgiveness, tolerance, and second chances, and overcomes his fear of death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dated? Not this one.

    • By Jacqueline Curbishley on 04-01-13

    Regular price: $20.72

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