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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,387 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Atkinson Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever.

On a dark night 30 years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound.

At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency.

These three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest novel from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls an absolute must-read. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Pullen | 2/20/2014

    " Brilliant. I almost put the book down in the first scene which is horrific, but once past it, I loved this book. Atkinson is a superb writer, one of the very best. Language, characters, plots - this book has them all, with multiple story lines, coincidences, lots of original characters - all under perfect control. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 2/15/2014

    " Best of the series so far. Read it so fast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Verena | 1/30/2014

    " Excellent. What a terrific writer. The only thing I ding her for is too many coincidences. Now I am going back and reading the first two books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 1/29/2014

    " This goes in a lot of different ways that are interesting and unexpected. I enjoyed it, although I have to agree that you begin to wonder when there will be good news as this mystery novel is filled with a lot of sorrow and bloodshed. While Jackson Brodie is fun to visit with, I would love to see Reggie Chase again. What pluck! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stuart | 1/26/2014

    " Disappointing! I found the story hard to follow as she jumps between a variety of characters at different times in their lives. Even more confusing as two of the characters changed identities in a crash - worse than Shakespeare's plots! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 1/11/2014

    " Lots of characters and different stories to keep track of. Inspector Jackson Brodie found Joanna Mason in the filed when her family was murdered adn tehn he finds her and her baby with Reggie's help and covers up teh crime scene. Reggie was a great character to follow in the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 1/10/2014

    " Takes a while to get going... I was nearly half way through the book before I got hooked, but I was reliably assured this was worth the effort, and it absolutely is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 1/7/2014

    " Another great Atkinson. Though I liked PBS series based on J. Brodie, I much preferred this book to its televised episode. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Weber | 12/15/2013

    " Another good Jackson Brodie mystery. I particularly liked the the girl and woman at the center of the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellery Fell | 12/1/2013

    " I made the mistake of buying the abridge audiobook because I was too inpatient to wait for the full story, but it was still a great read (listen) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 10/26/2013

    " 2nd Favorite in this mystery series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Meehan Lorenzo | 10/22/2013

    " Just like it said on the back cover: "Unputdownable." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Underwood | 3/7/2013

    " Very good mystery that slowly unravels with a great ending. Loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Murray | 11/19/2012

    " A new author I'm going to read more of. I liked it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teardra | 10/16/2012

    " Loved the way in which this novel was written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth S | 6/4/2012

    " She's an excellent writer, but as I said before, you really need to be able to focus on the book. Can be confusing at first, keeping all the threads sorted out. She ties them up beautifully at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Corry | 10/20/2011

    " I love Kate Atkinson's style of writing. Fun, quirky characters all beautifully intertwined by the end of her novels. As an expat living away from home I love the 'English-ness' of her writing. This is the 3rd Jackson Brodie novel and I'm looking forward to reading No.4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leora Bersohn | 6/23/2011

    " Excellent for its genre. As good as Case Histories and Better than One Good Turn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 5/23/2011

    " I liked the multiple threads of story, coming togehter "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 5/15/2011

    " Took a little while for me to become interested in this novel. However, I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 5/9/2011

    " Love this book, would recommend it to anyone, a little suspense, a little humour, twists and turns, takes place in Britian "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 5/6/2011

    " This lady looks like Cagney & Lacey. I love her. Now I am reading another one too. "

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

    " I really enjoy Atkinson's style and her somewhat sly humor. Even though there are quite a few coincidences, I like that too and look forward to seeing how she will weave the threads together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 4/29/2011

    " I was not impressed. It took a good 100 pages to get into the book and for events to tie together. That is a long time for me to get interested. Also keep in mind that this is set in England with an English writer so there is some English to English translation involved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teardra | 4/28/2011

    " Loved the way in which this novel was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita | 4/27/2011

    " Really enjoy this author and her Jackson Brodie Series. Suggest starting with the 1st in the series: Case Histories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 4/26/2011

    " It was a good story with flashes of (unexpected) humor, but the title is very telling...I just felt depressed while and after reading this! "

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About the Author
Author Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson’s first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in 1995. Several of her works are New York Times bestsellers, including Started Early, Took My Dog and When Will There Be Good News? She is the author of a collection of short stories, Not the End of the World, and of the critically acclaimed novels Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Case Histories, and One Good Turn. She lives in Edinburgh.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer is an award-winning narrator, actress, and singer with a degree in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters. She has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.