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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (624 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pat Barker Narrator: James Wilby Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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Tom Seymour is a child psychologist who has worked in the north of England for many years. One day, while walking by a river near his home, he rescues a young man from drowning and realizes that it's Danny Miller, a child murderer at whose trial he once gave evidence - evidence he has since come to regard as flawed. Danny has served his sentence and is out of prison. But now he's asking for Tom's help. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 2/18/2014

    " I listend to this book in a weekend. It was really good. Something I found by accident and glad that I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 2/8/2014

    " holds your interest because nothing is ever conclusive and you keep waiting to get it but then the end comes and poof where did it go? pretty amazing dialogue that grips the reader in a teasing manner that sits on top of a ledge waiting for a falling scream that never materializes. yet evil and manipulation lurk at every corner ...... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg Shooter | 1/20/2014

    " I had such high hopes for Barker as everyone I know has raved over the 'Regeneration Trilogy'. Perhaps I started with the wrong book. Maybe I had raised my hopes too high. Maybe I simply missed it - but I really didn't love it. I loved the way it was written, but I felt cheated at the end somehow, like I'd only been told half of a secret - enough to get my interest, but not enough to keep me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 1/13/2014

    " Different to the Regeneration Trilogy in it's setting 'Border Crossing' explores similar themes in what it means to kill someone while drawing on her earlier novels as well. It raises important questions about the nature of good, evil and responsibility, when is a child old enough to understand the consequences of their actions? Although I was intrigued by the plot I struggled to relate to any of the characters, Tom seemed bland in many cases and Danny is an uncertain character, you're not sure whether he was evil or a product of his upbringing and too young to take responsibility. Worth reading for fans but for first timers I'd recommend starting with the Regeneration Trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 1/5/2014

    " I'm still trying to decide whether ending is plausible. Since I liked the ending, I'm hoping so. The question is whether people can change--be redeemed. It was a fascinating treatment of a psychologist working with a young man who was convicted of murder as a 10-year-old child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 1/4/2014

    " Understated and tense. This was a brilliant character study with a great sense of menace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 12/28/2013

    " recommended by one of Amanda Houston's friends. Listening as a book on tape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 12/15/2013

    " Not sure why it's called Border Crossing, but the novel does a great job of suggesting the ambiguity and doubt that pervades the rehabilitation of a child murderer even when or maybe especially when it goes well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariana Celliers | 12/9/2013

    " A good read for the holidays. Could actually not put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasha Alexandra S. K. | 12/4/2013

    " I enjoyed the book very much, though I do think the ending was a bit of an anticlimax. That said, the book was genuinely realistic, a nice change from previous readings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Claire | 11/30/2013

    " Brilliant...read it all in one go! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tad Richards | 11/28/2013

    " Regeneration was a great novel, but not just a one-shot fluke. Pat Barker is one of the finest. Gripping plot, significant characters, moral complexity, tight pacing yet it opens up a fully developed world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 7/23/2013

    " This had some interesting parts, but the way it just sort of trailed off left me disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celia Pastoriza | 6/25/2013

    " Having just read the New Yorker profile of Pat Barker, I went to the library and checked out a couple of her other books. I enjoyed Border Crossing very much. It has the excitement of a thriller, and showcases Barker's interest in psychological issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Soph | 3/3/2013

    " Three stars because it was a yr 12 book, but despite it being wrecked by that, it's a memorable story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry | 1/25/2013

    " Decent book, intruiging story but lacked a bit of depth "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nminnig | 10/26/2012

    " second book by this author - pretty interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/26/2012

    " Read her WWI trilogy years ago and loved it. Thi is equally psych-minded, relys heavily on conversations between therapist and client. Not as rewarding as Regeneration / Eye in the Door / Ghost Road, but enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manuel Marques | 7/6/2012

    " Very sharp ending, but nevertheless it was quite captivating! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 RD Morgan | 4/30/2012

    " Those who enjoyed We Need to Talk About Kevin will most likely enjoy Border Crossing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/19/2012

    " Really good read. Thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/26/2011

    " Another probing novel by master writer Pat Barker. Unlike my previous reads by the same author, this one has a contemporary plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylol | 8/23/2011

    " I expected a better ending and a bit more drama but is still was a great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley | 6/6/2011

    " First time I've read barker--I will read more--wonderful style, sparse but complete. A very satisfying read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 4/19/2011

    " The premise of this book seemed too far fetched to be realistic. The relationship between the main characters was too unethical to be plausible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alibabble | 12/21/2010

    " absolutely gripping! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylol | 12/9/2010

    " I expected a better ending and a bit more drama but is still was a great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasha Alexandra | 9/28/2010

    " I enjoyed the book very much, though I do think the ending was a bit of an anticlimax. That said, the book was genuinely realistic, a nice change from previous readings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 9/3/2010

    " recommended by one of Amanda Houston's friends. Listening as a book on tape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry | 8/12/2010

    " Decent book, intruiging story but lacked a bit of depth "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley | 4/21/2010

    " First time I've read barker--I will read more--wonderful style, sparse but complete. A very satisfying read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 2/18/2010

    " I'm still trying to decide whether ending is plausible. Since I liked the ending, I'm hoping so. The question is whether people can change--be redeemed. It was a fascinating treatment of a psychologist working with a young man who was convicted of murder as a 10-year-old child. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Felicity | 1/24/2010

    " Read this for my Year 12 English text. Didn't enjoy it like everyone else seemed to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 9/20/2009

    " The premise of this book seemed too far fetched to be realistic. The relationship between the main characters was too unethical to be plausible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/13/2009

    " Read her WWI trilogy years ago and loved it. Thi is equally psych-minded, relys heavily on conversations between therapist and client. Not as rewarding as Regeneration / Eye in the Door / Ghost Road, but enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nminnig | 8/11/2009

    " second book by this author - pretty interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/27/2009

    " Not as interesting as Regeneration, but still good. I am moving to the other two in the Regeneration trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tad | 12/26/2008

    " Regeneration was a great novel, but not just a one-shot fluke. Pat Barker is one of the finest. Gripping plot, significant characters, moral complexity, tight pacing yet it opens up a fully developed world. "

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About the Author
Author Pat Barker

Pat Barker is an English novelist who has won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Booker Prize. In 2000 she was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

About the Narrator

James Wilby starred as Senator James Dorr in the Masterpiece Theatre production of Island at War. In film, he can be seen in Gosford Park, Howards End, and De-Lovely.