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Download The Tyrant's Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Tyrants Novel (Unabridged), by Thomas Keneally
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (64 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Keneally Narrator: Paul English Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Trapped behind barbed wire in an alien land, a man used to guarding his secrets is compelled to set the record straight....

Imagine a faraway country that was once a friend of the West becoming the enemy, its people isolated and savagely repressed by a tyrant known as Great Uncle. As one of the country's most celebrated writers and a war hero, the storyteller has a better life than most - until he is made an offer he can't refuse. He must write a great novel, telling of the suffering of his people under the enemy's cruel economic sanctions and portraying Great Uncle as their saviour. This masterpiece must be completed in time for its international debut in three months - or else. If the writer cannot - or will not - meet the tyrant's deadline, he and anyone he cares for will pay the ultimate price. Stark, terrifying and utterly compelling, The Tyrant's Novel is both a gripping thriller and a chilling glimpse of a fictional world that seems all too real.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greta Roussos | 7/7/2013

    " Reading about Tyrant's sweetens my enjoyment of freedom. As always, Keneally writes an interesting, unusual story with strong emotional impact. Near perfect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joy | 1/5/2013

    " A thinly veiled novel of Saddam Hussein; well written. "...manages to be both bold and humble." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike Finn | 11/27/2012

    " Excellent novel about living in a Middle East tyranny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Benito | 11/7/2012

    " great story-within-a-story that humanises the forgotten faces behind asylum-seeker statistics without resorting to sentimentality or two-dimensional characters, not an easy task. "

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