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    • The Slap

    • A Novel
    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Alex Dimitriades
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75

    At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the incident. In this remarkable novel, Christos Tsiolkas turns his unflinching and all-seeing eye onto that which connects us all: the modern family and domestic life in the 21st century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fine Piece Of Storytelling.

    • By Louise Hartgen on 12-04-11

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Barracuda

    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    He asked the water to lift him, to carry him, to avenge him. He made his muscles shape his fury, made every stroke declare his hate. And the water obeyed; the water would give him his revenge. No one could beat him, no one came close. His whole life Danny Kelly's only wanted one thing: to win Olympic gold. Everything he's ever done, every thought, every dream, every action takes him closer to that moment of glory, of vindication, when the world will see him for what he is: the fastest, the strongest and the best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this book. Listened twice!

    • By Steven Hill on 21-02-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Merciless Gods

    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, brutality, sacrifice and revelation. This incendiary collection of stories from acclaimed writer Christos Tsiolkas, best-selling author of The Slap and Barracuda, takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and introduces you to characters who will never let you go and situations that will haunt you forever.

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Dead Europe

    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Isaac, a young Australian photographer, is travelling through Europe. His whole life he has longed for the sophistication and wealth of the Europe of his father’s stories, the Europe at the centre of civilisation and culture. But behind the facade of a unified and globalised contemporary society, he finds a history blasted wasteland, a place forever condemned by the ghosts of its unspeakable past. Dead Europe is an unsettling ghost story about blood lust, blood libel, and blood revenge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weird and interesting, challenging and disturbing

    • By Electra on 03-03-17

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White

    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Syd Brisbane
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Christos Tsiolkas spent a year of 'discovery and rediscovery' reading Patrick White. In this passionate and original book, he shows how the Nobel Prize winner's work still speaks to us. In the Writers on Writers series, leading writers reflect on another Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated them. Provocative and crisp, these books start a fresh conversation between past and present, shed new light on the craft of writing, and introduce some intriguing and talented authors and their work.

    Regular price: £4.59