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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Temple Narrator: David Tredinnick Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Frank Calder - ex-soldier and sacked police hostage negotiator - is just eking out a living as a mediator when he's approached by Pat Carson, patriarch of the dynastic Carson family. Pat wants him to deliver ransom money to kidnappers who've abducted his great-granddaughter. Frank urges Pat to call in the law, but he refuses, since police bungling nearly cost the life of another Carson child kidnapped years before.

So a reluctant Frank begins to deal with the kidnappers, and quickly becomes convinced both Carson kidnappings were motivated by something other than money. Over several feverish days, Frank searches for suspects in the web of Carson businesses, deals, marriages, indiscretions and rivalries. And all the while he knows that if his instincts are wrong, the girl will surely die.

With Shooting Star, Australia's premier crime-thriller writer, Peter Temple, is launched into an even bigger league. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 2/3/2014

    " This book began well enough, but about midway I just got bored. I wasn't made to care about LeBron James and his teammates as I thought I should be. And our differing understandings of Karma got to me: how was it that Karma was such a powerful force in his life? I didn't really get the sense he was being particularly dedicated, compassionate, or anything that I understand to bring good Karma. Maybe I don't understand it well enough, or maybe Lebron felt he brought good Karma on himself, but I didn't see any proof of it. Not that he was a bad person at all by the sounds of it, just that I was left without any particular feeling towards any of the characters at all, which was a shame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brendon | 12/4/2013

    " LeBron James, one of the best or not the best basketball player in the NBA... has a background. If you're into basketball and you want to learn about how LeBron became who he is today, pick up this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terence Ching | 11/30/2013

    " Greatest book i ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zach Logback | 11/16/2013

    " The story of Lebron James life and the people and family around him, that have influenced him. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 2/8/2013

    " NOT b/c LBJ left the Cavs. B/c the book was atrocious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 2/20/2012

    " I am usually a big fan of Buzz Bissinger's writing. However, I find in this book, he (and moreover LeBron James) switch from false present to past tense back to present tense frequently. It's discombobulating and, frankly, just bad writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Kenyon | 12/17/2011

    " After recently finishing "The Assist" (a 10-11 Rosie), I felt reluctant to pick up another basketball book. This one was much better. It didn't do many "play-by-plays" until you got to the end of the book. I prefer more story and less sport. This book fit the bill. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 10/12/2011

    " This is not the best LeBron James book that I have read. LeBron spends a lot of time complaining about unfair treatment by the OHSAA, which I don't think he needed to do. If you want a more enjoyable view of The Shooting Stars players, watch the movie More Than A Game. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin | 5/24/2010

    " Average crime novel set in Melbourne - not particularly gripping, I found the characters hard to warm to. "

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About the Author
Author Peter Temple

Peter Temple is the author of eight crime novels, five of which have won the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction. He has worked as a journalist and editor for newspapers and magazines in several countries. He lives in Victoria, Australia.