- Title: Tomorrow, When the War Began
- Author: John Marsden
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
- Narrator: Suzi Dougherty
- Audio Length: 7 hours and 21 min. Unabridged.
While Ellie and her friends are away in the bush, the world changes.
Suddenly they are in the toughest situations humans can confront, facing life and death decisions.
They are thrown into a world where they find courage, initiative, spirit and wisdom, or they die…
When Ellie and six of her friends return home from a camping trip deep in the bush, they find things hideously wrong – their families gone, houses empty and abandoned, pets and stock dead.
Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in the town has been taken prisoner. (And my only very minor nit-pic with the story is, that they possibly reach this conclusion a little too quickly , with the few clues they are given, but then the pace of the story is just beginning to pick up at this point and too much WTF? wouldn’t be ideal either.)
As the horrible reality of the situation becomes evident they have to make a life-and-death decision: to run back into the bush and hide, to give themselves up to be with their families, or to stay and try to fight.
I reviewed the paperback version of this book a couple of weeks ago, and really enjoyed it, so decided to download it as this months Audible download.
Suzi Dougherty’s narration is excellent, and really draws you into the story, as a Brit I natuarally tended to inflict a British accent on the characters when reading the paperback, apart from the really obvious Aussie-ism’s it was really nice to hear it with an appropriate voice for all the characters!
Suzi Dougherty really seems to capture Ellie’s character, and combined with John Marsden’s fantastic writing you can really lose yourself and believe that it is Ellie telling you the story.
I can heartily recommend both the book and this audio version.