On the Beach

  • by Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by James Smillie
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Australia is one of the last places where life still exists after nuclear war starts in the Northern Hemisphere. A year on, an invisible cloak of radiation has spread almost completely around the world.
Darwin is a ghost town, and radiation levels at Ayres Rock are increasing. An American nuclear-powered submarine has found its way to Australia, where its captain has placed the boat under the command of the Australian Navy. Commander Dwight Towers and his Australian liaison officer are sent to the coast of North America to discover whether a stray radio signal originating from near Seattle is a sign of life.

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When will the story begin?

What a shame, I'd had high hopes for this book but it was so slow, I kept listening because I thought that it must get interesting at some point but it never did even towards the end. Steer clear of this one unless you like slow storylines.
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- Stuart

Thought provoking

This was an excellent audiobook for walking with. I could hardly wait until the next installment on my daily walk. Story thought provoking and narrator did a sterling job. Very good buy.
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- Mike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios