Extended Audio Sample

Download Thursday's Child Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Thursdays Child (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Sonya Hartnett
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (430 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sonya Hartnett Narrator: Melissa Eccleston Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

The creature held a great bundle of something tied up in a rag. For a moment we stared, not recognizing him, but who else could it have been, who else but wandering Tin. We saw his naked limbs, his discoloured hair, his hooking razor-sharp nails. He raised lashy eyes to us and we saw a face on its way to another world.Through the long years of the Great Depression, Harper Flute watches with a child's clear eyes her family's struggle to survive in a hot and impoverished landscape. As life on the surface grows harsher, her brother Tin escapes ever deeper into a subterranean world of darkness and troubling secrets, until his memory becomes a myth barely whispered around the countryside. Download and start listening now!

BK_BOLI_000032

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♥LadyLau♥ | 2/4/2014

    " A GREAT novel. Both sad and happy towards the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neill Smith | 1/18/2014

    " Wow! Tin has been a digger ever since he was no longer the baby of the family, living underground and silently observing the experiences of his family living through the Great Depression. Harper, the next youngest of the six surviving children tells the story of her mother and father coaxing a living off a nonproductive homestead that used to be a gold mine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Littlemisslow | 1/14/2014

    " its very nice to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny Poppleton | 1/13/2014

    " This is right up there in the list of books I would buy just for kids I will someday have. Sonya Hartnett paints a picture like no other. She's a bittersweet writer, but her prose is spare and golden. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige | 1/7/2014

    " This book is heartbreaking, but so moving--worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Evans | 1/1/2014

    " This is a very well written, very weird book. The story is set in Depression-era rural Australia. It is told by Harper, a 9 year old girl. We learn about her family's constant struggles to survive and her little brother Tin's obsession with digging tunnels. Eventually the boy becomes like a wild animal, spending all of his time in an underground labyrinth he has constructed and making occasional ghostly appearances. Very sad, very unusual, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail Hamilton | 12/31/2013

    " Very unusual, but intriguing. Not the book I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen Brogan | 12/18/2013

    " was read for the WWRSD bookclub - and serendipitously chosen, as she was given the prize that same month! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 11/27/2013

    " This book is an abundantly fascinating coming of age novel, with excellent character development and riveting narration from a nine year old girl. It is beautifully written and very imaginative; I really got into this book, and enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/2/2013

    " Very well written, good story but very depressing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 10/20/2013

    " Set in rural Australia during the Great Depression, this is an interesting read and very well crafted book. However, some very strange characters and weird in places. Having said that, worth reading and gives a good insight into the struggles and hardships of life during the Depression. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hollie | 10/2/2013

    " This book is the most boring book I've ever read. I couldn't read it at all. The story line was unrealistic to the point where it got frustrating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LauraW | 8/5/2013

    " What a lyrical book! It has a strange premise, but grabs at you with a fierceness that doesn't let go. Marvelous writing; excellent narration in the audio version. Wow! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayli | 6/11/2013

    " The writing in this book was really amazing. It was strange--at the end (and throughout) you sit back and say WHOA--but it was brilliantly done. It reminded me a lot of To Kill a Mockingbird. Then again, that might be because the girl's name was Harper. Anyhow, read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lian Tanner | 5/27/2013

    " One of those books it's impossible to categorise. Hartnett is such a beautiful writer and this is one of her best. Heartbreaking and stunning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivek | 5/22/2013

    " Boring at the start, got a bit better towards the end but still not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Little Sparrow (Ella) | 10/5/2012

    " Not very good... really kind of creepy, I swear the little boy is like possesed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari | 5/23/2012

    " Australia during the Great Depression. Dark, complex, and fascinating story about a family in crisis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani | 11/19/2011

    " I love quirky stories, and this one is an original. I had this story painted in my head for days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 11/22/2009

    " Different. Surprised this was a children's book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 10/28/2007

    " Strange... it was a funny/sad read, but I was in an emotional state when I read it and didn't like the ending... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 5/21/2007

    " This was the first book of Sonya Hartnett's that I read and I was blown away by the world she created. I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin O. | 10/26/2005

    " This was such a great book! It immediately drew me in and held my attention until the very end. The author has the rare ability to weave fantasy and realism into a whole picture that seems entirely plausible. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations