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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (591 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Flanagan Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An extraordinary achievement, The Unknown Terrorist is chilling, impossible to put down, and all too familiar.

What would you do if you turned on the television and saw you were the most wanted terrorist in Australia? Gina Davies is about to find out.

From the author of the international bestsellers The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Gould's Book of Fish comes a fast-paced thriller that paints a devastating picture of contemporary Australia.

Five days, three unexploded bombs, and every truth of your life turned into a lie. What would you do? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jillwilson | 2/1/2014

    " It was interesting reading this at the moment given the almost voyeuristic overkill of the 9/11 anniversary.This is a highly political nobel, even a polemic, arguing that almost anyone can be turned into a 'terrorist' given our shock-jock media, two second sound bites and the loss of civil rights through anti-terrorism legislation. It's not the best writing in the world - Flanagan has adapted the thriller genre so none of the characters are fully formed and there are was too many coincidences. It's written in the kind of bitterness that these times seem to create. (Like going to a dinner party where everyone is depressed about the current government and there is no source of hope). Our bookclub discussed it - and the next day I read about the 50 new pieces of security legisation that had come into being in Australia post 9/11 - it's real. Alan Jones is real. Politicians distort events for their own ends. All real. It's just hard to get away with a novel that's so unrelenting in its anger. Interestingly, the topic that occupied us the longest was the one sex scene in the book. Very hard to talk about, sex, because it's so personal and what is one man's turn-on is definitely not for someone else. That became clear in the discussion. We were trying to think of examples of men writing well about sex (for women). I expect that we wouldn't necessarily agree even if we could think of some examples to start with. (Let me add though, that sex is definitely not central to the novel though the main chacater is a pole dancer.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melke | 1/19/2014

    " I found this was a book that I couldn't put down as I wanted to see what happened next (though it did drag in some places). Definitely worth reading, and quite a daunting scenario when you think about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christian | 1/4/2014

    " Strong, dark, unrelenting. Powerful critique of today's society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Selma Copper | 1/3/2014

    " Richard Flanagan does an excellent job of making the characters come alive. He clearly displays mastery of a great novelist and moves the reader through the story with wild expections of suspence. The Doll is such a believable character, in that she could be your friend, a next door neighbor or someone you say on the 11:00 news. To have shaved her head and disquiesed herself, gives the reader the image of transformation from a pole dancer to a victum, and lastly a murder, but for a good caused. If you want a good read, The Unknow Terroist is the book that you should read. "

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