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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (603 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Grenville Narrator: Emma Fielding Publisher: Canongate Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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Sarah Thornhill is the youngest child of William Thornhill, convict-turned-landowner on the Hawkesbury River. Her stepmother calls her wilful, but handsome Jack Langland loves her and she loves him. 'Me and Jack', she thinks. 'How could it go wrong?' But there's an ugly secret in Sarah's family. That secret takes her into the darkness of the past, and across the ocean to the wild coasts of New Zealand.

Among the strangers of that other place, she can begin to understand. Kate Grenville takes us back to the early Australia of The Secret River and the Thornhill family. This is Sarah's story. It's a story of love lost and found, tangled histories and how it matters to keep stories alive.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 2/17/2014

    " Much the same as The Secret River. Started off ok then lost interest towards the end. An ok read but not brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/11/2014

    " Very readable and full of atmosphere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Di | 2/3/2014

    " I loved this book. Although it's a sequel to the Secret River, I had rad t hat so long ago that I really didn't remember it. This book stands alone. Written in the first person it creates a powerful character. Sarah "Dolly" Thornhill is the strong, intelligent youngest child of the family. She grows from child to woman and experiences her first love with handsome half caste Jack Langland. But her step-mother sends him away, breaking Dolly's heart in the process. Her marriage of conveience to a free man John Daunt gradually turns to a deep and true love as they battle the hardships of his sheep station together and the death of her father uncovers family secrets that shame her forever and send her across the ocenas to the wild coats of New Zealand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/26/2014

    " Yes another colonial historical novel I read in 2012 - this one was much better than the Kitchen House. It's the last of a series of novels set in Australia. I did not read the first two books and probably won't based on this one. But it was a good, somewhat thought-provoking read about the power (colonial, men vs. women, etc.) and control single individuals have on the course of history within families and communities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniella Brodsky | 1/14/2014

    " Completely engrossing from the get-go... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 1/9/2014

    " Very good. Read this one after The Secret River to find out what happens to some of the Thornhills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phemie London | 12/24/2013

    " The last of Kate Grenville's trilogy about the settling of Australia. A very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/19/2013

    " Excellent book that brings alive early colonial history in Australia, especially contact between Aboriginal and European society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ailie | 9/12/2013

    " Rather good. Early Australia: love gult and shame between white and black "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/3/2013

    " Emancipation, Pa and Ma, pioneers in Australia...except the Aborigines were already there and displaced. In love with Jack, but Pa's past will ruin their relationship. Sarah's niece, half white, half native, comes to live with the Thornhill family against her will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/28/2012

    " Great follow up to Secret River and the Lieutenant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzie Culverhouse | 10/15/2012

    " Not as good as The Secret River but still great. Kate Grenville is a master story teller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 9/10/2012

    " Fascinating story of early settlement days in Australia. Beautiful descriptive prose of the outback that leaves unforgettable visual imagery. Kate Grenville has a real way with words! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/27/2012

    " An interesting voyage into Australian history, Sarah Thornhill is a story of a family and a love story. A fast read for a summer afternoon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 7/6/2012

    " better than the secret river. was surprised that i got into this. good characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francesca | 4/20/2012

    " Much better than expected. Liked the terseness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marian | 3/23/2012

    " Excellent, well written and moving sequel to The Secret River. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni James | 2/3/2012

    " Kate Grenville is a truly wonderful writer... Enjoyed every minute of Sarah Thornhill... "

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