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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevil Shute Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781461812319
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Allan had been away from Coombaragana, flying in the Royal Air Force. Now he has returned, wounded and disillusioned, to his ancestral home. Days before, Jessie Proctor had taken her own life. Why? Allan looked at the young face in the photograph in Jessie’s passport and froze. He knew who she really was.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An unadulterated delight…Only in the final pages is the riddle of Janet Prentice’s death solved. And at the last Shute leaves us with his own message of compassion tinged with bitterness.”

    New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Regina | 5/12/2011

    " Cute story about British women in the Navy during WWII. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/4/2011

    " Very enjoyable. Now want to read A town Like Alice. Such a sad story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/22/2010

    " This was a lovely read, the ending was sad but had a good twist right at the end. The story was intriguing and kept your interest, well-told. This was my first Nevil Shute book that I have read, and I will be seeking out more to read now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elese | 11/14/2010

    " not nearly as good as A Town Like Alice but still kept me turning pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 10/28/2010

    " Typically well written and enjoyable. A sad tale but one told lovingly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 8/9/2010

    " This has to be one of my favorite books of all time. It took me two days to finish the last fifty pages just because I didn't want it to end. A true pleasure to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenne | 7/26/2010

    " Well, I wrote this whole review but it got disappeared by the internet and I don't have the energy to redo it. Just imagine it's EVEN BETTER than the Breaking Dawn one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bea | 8/22/2009

    " Another in Nevil Shute's long list of adventure stories, with lots of practical details thrown in along with suspense and romance. Published originally in England under the title Requiem for a WREN. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian | 3/26/2009

    " A true heartbreaker and a beautiful book. Everyone should read at least one Nevil Shute. I read this book years ago but phrases from it still drift into my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 8/20/2008

    " So so book. Picked it up because I loved A Town Like Alice so much. Not nearly as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtiss | 6/10/2008

    " Sentimental story of a tragic wartime romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mauri | 3/1/2008

    " Took me awhile to find this, since it's listed under a different name. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 7/10/2007

    " The story of Alan Duncan begins with his homecoming to Coombargana, a sheep farming station in the Western District of Australia. On the day before his return, the trusted parlor maid on the station, of whom his parents were very fond, died in her room unexpectedly; coincidence? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 6/7/2007

    " Anything is possible. Whatever you wish for in your life has the potential of coming true.

    This book was published with the title Requiem For A Wren in the U.K. and Canada. "

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About the Author
Author Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute (1899–1960) was an English novelist who wrote twenty-three novels and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia. He used his full name, Nevil Shute Norway, in his engineering career, and Nevil Shute as his pen name to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels. He is most well-known for his novels On the Beach, a novel about post–nuclear war which is taught in high schools around the country and which was twice made into a movie, and A Town Like Alice, which was filmed as well as serialized for Australian television and dramatized for BBC radio, winning a Sony Award in 1998.

About the Narrator

Patrick Tull (1941–2006), born in the United Kingdom, was a multitalented actor of the stage, screen, and television, as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He acted in numerous American television shows from 1962 to 1996, including Crossroads, and he had roles in six Broadway plays between 1967 and 1992, including Amadeus. His film credits from 1969 to 1996 included roles as Cecil in Parting Glances and Jerry the bartender in Sleepers. He served as narrator for the television series Sea Tales. He narrated nearly forty audiobooks, and his readings of The Canterbury Tales, The Letter of Marque, Monk’s Hood, The Vicar of Wakefield, and How Green Was My Valley each earned him an AudioFile Earphones Award. His narration of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin novels was praised by novelist Stephen King as among his ten favorite audiobooks of 2006.