The Lost Man by Jane Harper audiobook

The Lost Man

By Jane Harper
Read by Stephen Shanahan

Macmillan Audio 9781250105684

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250316936

  • ISBN: 9781250316936

Runtime: 10.99 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A February 2019 LibraryReads Pick

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A BookPage Top Pick of the Month in Mysteries

Winner of Thriller Awards - Winner, 2019

"Australian narrator Stephen Shanahan returns for another knockout performance...It's a slow and bleak affair, but no less enthralling than Harper's and Shanahan's previous efforts." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone audiobook from New York Times bestseller Jane Harper.

Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback.

Their third brother, Cameron, lies dead at their feet.

In an isolated belt of Australia, their homes a three-hour drive apart, the brothers were one another’s nearest neighbors. Cameron was the middle child, the one who ran the family homestead. But something made him head out alone under the unrelenting sun.

Nathan, Bub and Nathan’s son return to Cameron’s ranch and to those left behind by his passing: his wife, his daughters, and his mother, as well as their long-time employee and two recently hired seasonal workers.

While they grieve Cameron’s loss, suspicion starts to take hold, and Nathan is forced to examine secrets the family would rather leave in the past. Because if someone forced Cameron to his death, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects.

Dark, suspenseful, and deeply atmospheric, The Lost Man is the highly anticipated next audiobook from the bestselling and award-winning Jane Harper, author of The Dry and Force of Nature.

Praise for The Lost Man:

“In addition to the complicated, constantly changing plot, with Jane Harper's brilliant writing and Shanahan's outstanding narration we also experience the stifling heat and brutal oppression of the outback, how it keeps hold of those who live there, drives them, protects and sometimes kills them." — SoundCommentary

“Harper's masterful narrative places readers right in the middle of a desolate landscape that's almost as alien as the moon's surface...A twisty slow burner by an author at the top of her game.” — Kirkus, starred review

"All at once enthralling...Book by book, [Harper is] creating her own vivid and complex account of the outback." — New York Times Book Review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A nuanced but pulse-pounding thriller set in the heart of the Australian Outback.” Entertainment Weekly
Stephen Shanahan's professional fully-voiced reading adds even more depth to [Jane] Harper's words as he carefully differentiates each character's voice with perfect pacing and a gentle, easily understood Australian accent. SoundCommentary Editor's Pick
"Australian narrator Stephen Shanahan returns for another knockout performance. AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner"The novel’s strong sense of place and personality is handily conveyed by Australian voice actor Stephen Shanahan who narrates this thoroughly engrossing book in a no-nonsense Aussie accent.
“Harper’s books succeed in part because she conveys how even now, geography can be fate. Heat and empty space in her work defeat modernity, defeat logic, technology and even love, throwing us back upon our irreducible selves.” New York Times Book Review
“A timely and riveting family drama set in a desolate area of Queensland that will keep you guessing until the final pages…As in her previous novels, the harsh environment plays a pivotal role, as significant as any of her characters.” BookPage
“Australia’s outback, with its brutal climate and equally bruising isolation, looms as large as any character in this stark standalone from bestseller Harper…Harper’s sinewy prose and flinty characters compel…[as does] the jaw-dropping denouement.” Publishers Weekly
“Australian narrator Stephen Shanahan returns for another knockout performance…Shanahan’s genuine accent is essential for the story’s setting and ambiance. He also shows remarkable range in his portrayal of the Bright family…Nathan’s interactions with his family, achieved by Shanahan with the subtlest changes in tone and pitch, simmer with tension. It’s a slow and bleak affair, but no less enthralling than Harper’s and Shanahan’s previous efforts. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jane Harper

Author Bio: Jane Harper

Jane Harper is a novelist whose debut novel, The Dry, won the 2015 Victorian Premier Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. She has worked as a print journalist for more than a decade, both in Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English