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    • Saving Francesca

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Macauley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year 11 at an all boy's school that has just started accepting girls. She still misses her old friends, and, to make things worse, her mother has had a breakdown and can barely move from her bed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Book I've "Read" All Year

    • By Elinor Dashwood on 13-12-12

    Regular price: £22.99

    • On the Jellicoe Road

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Macauley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Taylor Markham is now a senior at the Jellicoe School, and has been made leader of the boarders. She is responsible for keeping the upper hand in the territory wars with the townies, and the cadets who camp on the edge of the school's property over summer. She has to keep her students safe and the territories enforced and to deal with Jonah Griggs - the leader of the cadets and someone she'd rather forget. B ut what she needs to do, more than anything, is unravel the mystery of her past and find her mother.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable.

    • By @Scattered_Laura on 11-10-11

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Looking for Alibrandi

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Marcella Russo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Josephine Alibrandi is 17 and in her final year of school. Dealing with her mum and the ways of her Nonna are daunting enough as she prepares for her exams. But Josie is about to discover real life gets in the way of her carefully-made plans.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Froi of the Exiles

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home ... or so he believes. Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been trained roughly and lovingly by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper with a warrior's discipline. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds. Here he encounters a damaged people who are not what they seem, and must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad princess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • That First Audiobook is Hard to Match

    • By C. DeCap on 08-08-12

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Zaqi Ismail
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Chief Inspector Bish Ortley of the London Met, divorced and still grieving the death of his son, has been drowning his anger in Scotch. Something has to give, and he's no sooner suspended from the force than a busload of British students is subject to a deadly bomb attack across the Channel. Bish's daughter is one of those on board. Also on the bus is Violette LeBrac. Raised in Australia, Violette has a troubled background. Thirteen years ago her grandfather bombed a London supermarket, killing dozens of people.

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Quintana of Charyn

    • The Lumatere Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi must travel through Charyn to search for Quintana, the mother of Charyn's unborn king, and protect her against those who will do anything to gain power. But what happens when loyalty to family and country conflict? When the forces marshalled in Charyn's war gather and threaten to involve the whole of the land, including Lumatere, only Froi can set things right, with the help of those he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Lumatere Chronicles are Brilliant.

    • By Sally on 19-01-16

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Piper's Son

    • By: Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated by: Michael Finney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Melina Marchetta's brilliant, heart-wrenching new novel takes up the story of the group of friends from her best-selling, much-loved book Saving Francesca – only this time it's five years later and Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving.

    Regular price: £22.49