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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Womersley Narrator: Dan Wyllie Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is 1919. The Great War has ended, but the Spanish flu epidemic is raging across Australia. Schools are closed, state borders are guarded by armed men, and train travel is severely restricted. There are rumours it is the end of the world. In the NSW town of Flint, Quinn Walker returns to the home he fled ten years earlier when he was accused of an unspeakable crime. Aware that his father and uncle would surely hang him, Quinn hides in the hills surrounding Flint. There, he meets the orphan Sadie Fox - a mysterious young girl who seems to know more about the crime than she should. A searing gothic novel of love, longing and justice, Bereft is about the suffering endured by those who go to war and those who are forever left behind.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scrapqueen | 2/12/2014

    " I would have rated Bereft higher, but the ending left me dissatisfied. I would still recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leslea | 2/7/2014

    " Loved the writing, easy to read. Story moved along a bit slow but it still kept me interested. Glad it all worked out at the end and enjoyed the developing friendship/dependance of Quinn and Sadie. Gave it a 7. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Debby | 1/21/2014

    " A wonderful read about a young man returning home from the war, to rural NSW in Australia during the early 1900s, to redeem himself of the false accusations for his sister's murder. Chris Womersley's descriptive writing of rural Australia and the horrors of the first world war was so very vivid and combined perfectly with the ghostly feel of the story and its characters. iIt all added up to a great book for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Catherine Rolfe | 12/14/2013

    " This book has me stumped as to whether I really enjoyed it or couldn't stand it. Initially I was excited, it had me interested within the first 10 or 20 pages (well within my '50 page rule'...if it doesn't grab me in the first 50 pages, it gets put down....so many books to read...so little time!) and I read it quickly, with true interest and desire to see what happens. But it was kind of like stumbling across a nasty accident, or a documentary on serial killers while you're channel flicking...you have to watch and see what happens, but you don't really enjoy the experience and feel a bit icky that you watched at all when it ends. The characters are unlikeable, and you want to give the main character a good slap more than once. The 'mysterious young girl' had me very confused. So it's 1 star or 3-4 stars, I opted for the mean! "

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