The Unknown Terrorist

The Unknown Terrorist

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What would you do if you turned on the television and saw you were the most wanted terrorist in Australia? Gina Davies is about to find out. From the author of the international bestsellers The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Gould's Book of Fish comes a fast-paced thriller that paints a devastating picture of contemporary Australia. Five days, three unexploded bombs, and every truth of your life turned into a lie. What would you do?
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 134 x 146mm | 88g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1742017274
  • 9781742017273
  • 2,024,283

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"A true page-turner as well as a timely, pithy critique of celebrity culture and the politics of fearmongering." -- Publishers Weekly "Truly stunning... it is a book both crucial and compelling." -- The Canberra Times "How could a pole dancer be mistaken for a terrorist? Richard Flanagan makes a pretty convincing argument in his novel, The Unknown Terrorist. It's a harsh story about the power of the Aussie media and a government determined to keep its people scared and compliant. Despite the sad story of Doll, the misunderstood stripper, narrator Humphrey Bower delivers an engaging performance with words that are delightfully unfamiliar. Doll's body is 'at sixes and sevens with itself.' Her boyfriend listens to 'duff music'. When she gets scared, she says, 'Fix me up with a butamine', a medicine used for heart attacks. And c'mon, who doesn't enjoy an authentic Aussie accent?" -- AudioFile Magazine
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About Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan is regarded internationally as one of Australia's pre-eminent novelists. His multi-award winning novels have been published to popular success and critical acclaim in 25 countries and include Gould's Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist and Wanting. Humphrey Bower is a gifted and versatile actor. Since obtaining a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature at Oxford University, he has worked extensively in theatre, television and audiobook narration. Humphrey won the prestigious Audie Award (US) for his performance of The Family Frying Pan by Bryce Courtenay, and was shortlisted for an Audie Award for his performances of Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan and Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay. Humphrey's sensitive and intelligent readings are highly regarded and he is well-known for his capacity to perform a variety of accents.
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Rating details

1,877 ratings
3.15 out of 5 stars
5 11% (203)
4 28% (519)
3 36% (667)
2 18% (334)
1 8% (154)
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