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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: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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As Tom Seymour walks with his wife along the river Tyne, they see a young man jump from the jetty into the freezing water. Instinctively, Tom rescues him. But his act saves the life of Danny Miller, whose past, as well as whose future, will come to haunt Tom. Recently released from prison, and living under an assumed name, Danny was tried for murder as a 10-year-old on the basis of Tom's assessment of him as a psychologist. When Danny asks Tom to help him sort out his life, Tom is drawn into a lonely, soul-searching reinvestigation of the case. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Grossman | 2/7/2014

    " A favorite writer. The book is spare and menacing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 2/5/2014

    " This was a fascinating read as it makes you think about the pyschology of a killer's mind and if children can be born evil or whether society 'makes' them evil. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alibabble | 1/29/2014

    " absolutely gripping! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ivah | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting to compare and contrast the personal and professional life of a psychologist within a novel where he explores the life a child who has killed someone. Tom Seymour had been an expert witness when 10 yr old Danny Miller was convicted of a murder, and they meet again some 10 years later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manuel Marques | 1/16/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 1/14/2014

    " 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 Celia Pastoriza | 12/27/2013

    " 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 Barry | 12/4/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Claire | 11/6/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/5/2013

    " 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 Tad Richards | 11/3/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 7/14/2013

    " This woman can do no wrong. She can parse humanity like no other writer I know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn Lord | 3/24/2013

    " 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 Ayelet Waldman | 8/31/2012

    " I could read nothing but Pat Barker to the end of my days. I mean, not really. But you know what I mean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 RD Morgan | 7/28/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Felicity | 3/11/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spider | 10/12/2011

    " Decent. Seemed to be re-treading some of the same ground as "Regeneration" and the plot felt a little thin, but nevertheless was enjoyable and well-written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 6/11/2011

    " 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 Kirsty Finn | 4/27/2011

    " I love the prose, just how I would love to be able to write. Bleak but evocative without adjective overkill at every turn. An inspired and troubling story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 12/12/2010

    " 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. "

  • 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

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.