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Download A Child's Book of True Crime Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample A Childs Book of True Crime (Unabridged), by Chloe Hooper
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chloe Hooper Narrator: Kate Hosking Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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In a small town near Port Arthur in Tasmania in the mid-90s, Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted student. As the young teacher's sexual life is awakened by the father in scenes of escalating eroticism, the guilt she feels towards the son is compounded.

Meanwhile, Veronica, her lover's wife, has just published Murder at Black Swan Point, a true-crime book about the brutal slaying of a young adulteress some years before, set in a nearby town. Kate becomes fixated on the unsolved crime of passion that occurred years earlier, less and less aware of her own reputation in the present.

Is it her imagination, or is someone stalking her? Is she caught playing a game where she no longer knows the rules? Has her obsession with the crime aligned her fate with that of the murdered adulteress?

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debby | 6/30/2011

    " I really liked it up until the last 20% when the tight plot seed to disintegrate. I also did not like the ambiguous ending. My favorite part was the animals side show. That was so clever! . "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaethe | 10/14/2009

    " not my cuppa with the weird animal story and the affairs
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peta | 10/5/2009

    " I think this book started out really well, it was so interesting and original. However, I think about 2/3s of the way through it gets annoying... I almost couldn't be bothered finishing it. The main character gets so confused and messy in her head, its just annoying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberley | 9/15/2008

    " Hooper's writing and storyline were so exciting at first, but it was ultimately disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 iam | 3/22/2008

    " I think I liked the idea of this book better than the reality. Maybe I just missed something, but it just didn't seem to live up to my expectations. The animals as a plot device should have been interesting, it just never seemed to fully come together for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 3/2/2008

    " I got this book as a gift and feel guilty I've never been able to slog through it. What I did read of it was weird and dull. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 CLM | 12/1/2007

    " I did not get this book, and gave it away after reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa | 11/5/2007

    " This novel went to my heart straightaway... Hooper's musings on childhood perception and angst ridden love are craftfully woven into a mystery and a child's book. Wow.
    That in itself is quite an accomplishment, add to that it's a fantastic book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BrianB | 6/13/2007

    " Elliptical and nasty, with beautiful sentences. Recommended for those who enjoy prose for its own sake, not those who like mysteries. "

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