A Town Like Alice

  • by Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by Robin Bailey
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle. While on the march, the group run into some Australian prisoners, one of whom, Joe Harman, helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished by the Japanese as a result. After the war, Jean tracks Joe down in Australia and together they begin to dream of surmounting the past and transforming his one-horse outback town into a thriving community like Alice Springs...

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A Great Book Well Read

Despite this audiobook being produced decades ago Robin Bailey reads it so well that it is timeless. I can't wait to hear more of Nevil Shute titles.
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- joan wright

One of my favourite books - wonderful story

A favourite for years, lovely to see this one in the Audible library - an instant addition to the Wish List. Yes its very 'old fashioned', and 'terribly British' - emotions held in check. The story stands the test of time, and I hope it gets many new listeners.
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- Crime Fiction Groupie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-03-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios