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    • Jasper Jones

    • By: Craig Silvey
    • Narrated by: Matt Cowlrick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Charlie Bucktin, a bookish 13 year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie's help. Terribly afraid but desperate to impress, Charlie follows him into the night. Jasper takes him to his secret glade, where Charlie witnesses Jasper's horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good teen fiction

    • By Susan Miles on 11-28-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Rhubarb

    • By: Craig Silvey
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Sad, funny, affecting, and peopled with characters that live and breathe, Rhubarb is the first novel from a young writer with an astonishing talent. With his sublime and playful use of language and his uncanny ability to reveal the human condition in all its vulnerability and fragility, Craig Silvey has created an extraordinary contemporary story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Wonderful

    • By Louise on 04-11-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Jasper Jones

    • By: Craig Silvey
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Late on a hot summer night in the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of 13, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. Rebellious, mixed-race, and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress. Jasper takes him through town and to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What an Excellent Book

    • By Cynthea Wellings on 09-20-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Jasper Jones

    • By: Craig Silvey
    • Narrated by: Matt Cowlrick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Jasper Jones has come to my window. I don't know why, but he has. Maybe he's in trouble. Maybe he doesn't have anywhere else to go.Late on a hot summer night at the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by a knock on his window. His visitor is Jasper Jones. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie.

    Regular price: $28.97

    • Amber Amulet

    • By: Craig Silvey
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Meet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban neighbourhood as the Masked Avenger - a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent. Along with his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle, he protects the people of Franklin Street from chaos, mayhem, evil and low tyre pressure - but can he save them from sadness? This perfect jewel of a book by the award-winning author will hold all listeners in its irresistible power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Give this small book a chance to speak to you

    • By Don on 02-05-13

    Regular price: $10.46