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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joan Lindsay Narrator: Jacqueline McKenzie Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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'Everyone agreed that the day was just right for the picnic to Hanging Rock - a shimmering summer morning warm and still, with cicadas shrilling...'

St Valentine's Day, in the midst of the hot summer of 1900, a party of schoolgirls went on a picnic to Hanging Rock. Some were never to return....

An Australian classic, the disappearance of three girls and a schoolteacher at Hanging Rock has captivated and intrigued audiences for generations. Jacqueline McKenzie's interpretation of the best-selling novel captures all of the beauty of the Rock and illustrates the eerie sense of the unknown for which the story is legendary.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norah | 2/14/2014

    " Quite a strange read, apparently written by the author in her elderly years, and set back in Victorian times, fascinating detail of the boarding school and the people in it, and the headmistress especially, but the plot got a bit lost I thought.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristyh | 2/6/2014

    " I loved the movie made from this book as a teenager and the book has the same haunting sense of dread that the movie conveyed so well. This is the fourth novel I have read from the "Ten Aussie Books to read before you die" list from "The First Tuesday Book Club". Set at the beginning of the twentieth century it captures the essence of colonial life and the danger and isolation of the Australian bush. Australian gothic horror. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jes | 2/5/2014

    " Eerie tale, but leaves the mystery up to the reader's intrepretations on what exactly is happening to the school girls. It reminded me of an movie I watched in the late 80s early 90s called Watcher in the Woods. I would recommend this book for a good mystery if nothing else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 1/23/2014

    " A satisfying mystery full of interesting characters and unexplained events. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyssa | 1/7/2014

    " This was a well-written novel that had some good moments and one or two likable characters, but as a mystery it was entirely unsatisfying. As I read, I felt the story lacked direction and cohesion and I hoped that, like many good mystery novels, all the seemingly disjointed characters and events would be connected at the end. I was disappointed however; the mystery was never even solved and the story ended without any kind of satisfactory conclusion. I understand that the final chapter, in which the mystery is solved, was removed from the novel before publication at the suggestion of Lindsay's editor--a poor choice on his part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Paton | 12/28/2013

    " A summer picnic in the Australian Outback that doesn't go very well. Not explicitly frightening, but unnerving and haunting. Great writing style, teasing you with hints of what's to come, and slipping in profound statements on life, casual as you like. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Felicity | 12/22/2013

    " Hanging Rock is one of my favourite places, so it seems fitting that I love this story. Eerie, compelling and a must-read Australian novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethwyn | 9/13/2013

    " I did not expect to like this book as much as I did. the style takes a little bit of getting used to, but the way Joan Lindsay describes scenes is amazing. A very good book, if a little creepy at times! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey | 6/18/2013

    " The book confounds your expectations ... which is good and bad. It was interesting and unfolded in an unusual way, but at the end I asked, "what just happened here?" An entertaining read, but I was left feeling empty and unsettled at the end, but maybe that was the point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faye Oppitz | 2/12/2013

    " A spooky read, more complicated than you'd think. I visited the Rock and it's equally spooky. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Retarius | 8/16/2012

    " Okay, but I think a bit pretentious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvette Adams | 8/8/2012

    " Slightly obsessed with this story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth Fabiano | 5/3/2012

    " I saw the film before I read the book, and I have to say its pretty faithful to the book. In fact, the film has some advantages- haunting music and imagery. A great mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melisende d'Outremer | 2/10/2012

    " The movie is a "must see" - haunting music. "

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