Truth : Broken Shore

  • by Peter Temple
  • Narrated by Michael Carman
  • Series: Broken Shore
  • 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is the eagerly awaited sequel to the international best-selling The Broken Shore.
At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead, a panic button within reach. So begins the sequel to Peter Temple's best-selling masterpiece, The Broken Shore, winner of the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Award.
Villani's life is his work. It is his identity, his calling, his touchstone. But now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all the certainties of his life are crumbling. Truth is a novel about a man, a family, a city. It is about violence, murder, love, corruption, honor and deceit. And it is about truth.

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What the Critics Say

"...Truth is both confronting and electrifying. It is Temple's best book." - The Age

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Customer Reviews

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Gritty, dark and utterly brilliant!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes and without hesitation. A thriller with NO unbelievable characters, NO implausible plots with gaping holes and NO quarter given in the relentless impact of the language used and the sheer grit of the delicious Aussie prose. Peter Temple is wonderful and so is Michael Carmen the narrator.What an unbeatable combination.


What other book might you compare Truth to, and why?

So hard to find any other books to compare with Peter Temple. He writes in such a distinctly 'different' way to any other author. For sheer quality of this genre, I would look to James Lee Burke and his Dave Robicheaux novels narrated by Will Patton or James Ellroy.


What about Michael Carman’s performance did you like?

I loved the whole presentation of this book by a very, very talented narrator. He does real credit to the novel and I'm sure it was pretty challenging at times,to say the least! So many different and distinct voices and he makes such a terrific job of the female ones too. Perfection!


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES but it's complex and at times it does call for real concentration and occasional re-winds, or at least it did in my case as I don't keep up with pacey plots and numerous characters as well as I used to! One sitting? No not possible for this listener.


Any additional comments?

Get ready for loads of profanities and dark, dark humour. This is the authentic and every day language of men on the front line who almost on a daily basis have to deal with sordid crimes and totally ruthless villains. Add to this mix a heady dose of corruption, flawed and bent policemen and politicians and more than the odd murder....welcome to the world of Inspector Steve Villani. Just a final note if this is your first Peter Temple. Don't be put off by the clipped and dark prose or the fact that the story-line jumps about more than a bit at first. This may be challenging to begin with BUT DO STICK WITH IT. This is a great novel in every way and well worth the effort. Once you're into it you'll hopefully love it as much as I do. Get ready too for some real laughs too and they're all down to the colourful language and the inimitable Aussie way with words! Great fun.

Recommend 'The Broken Shore' by Peter Temple. Fabulous!

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-12-2009
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd