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"I held my line. I knew from the war, if not from shooting rabbits, that we were safe enough for the first moments. It is too impossible to hit a target like us from a helicopter that's rocking and rolling and trying to find its target. But maybe this guy had new equipment or maybe he was a brilliant shot or maybe he was just plain lucky. Bullet holes tore through the ute like a huge metal punch was suddenly and roughly slamming a simultaneous line of them from our rear to our front." Ellie has struggled to put the war behind her and lead a normal life. Although what's normal about your parents having been murdered; trying to run a farm and go to school; and bringing up a young boy who's hiding terrible secrets about his past?
©2005 Jomden Pty Ltd (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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"Marsden has the rare skill of making his audience feel that they are part of the story and vicariously another character. Ellie speaks directly to them and in their language". (The Age)
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By Bev on 10-11-07

Don't want a cure

The ongoing struggle and story of Ellie, the rebel child soldier with a will to survive and heart of gold. Ellie is growing up and still trying hard to keep her farm, keep her sanity and remember what it means to be human and happy. Ellie's story is one of strength and intelligence, of loss and pain, of wondering why horrible things happen to innocent people... Looking forward to listening as Ellie's story continues.

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By Linda on 01-29-18

The book was great, the performance was not!

The book was great! I can’t wait for the next one. I will say that the change of narrator was not a good choice. Though Mikaela Martinay be a good narrator, she did not do Ellie any justice, nor any of the other characters. Ellie is a strong heroic teenager but in the narration of she sounder like a whining, scared wimp. And a nag. I would like to hear Susi Daugherty read it and the next!

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By Rosie and Duncan on 04-13-13

Not as good as the first, new narrator.

When we bought this we didn't realize it was by a different narrator. As we have been used to another narrator for all 7 books from the tomorrow series and the first one of the Elle Chronicles its kind of hard to get used to someone else now. Don't get us wrong, she isn't a bad narrator its just hard to have her come in so late. So it took a long time to get used to her in this book, she pronounces characters different, especially Gavin. It did make it harder to listen to the book.



As for the story itself, its good and enjoyable although no where near as good as the tomorrow series. Its this that makes us think should the author of ended it at the end of the tomorrow series? There can be too much of a good thing. Still a good story, interesting read and would still recommend. Just remember a new narrator which takes a lot of getting used too...

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By Jessie on 04-11-16

changed narrator

although the new narrator was good, i was really disappointed that they changed mid series

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By Shannon on 09-26-14

excellent writer!

[{ "answer" : "I love the tomorrow series so had to get the ellie chronicles to find out the ending. The story was excellent but the change of narrater was very annoying and spoils it a bit, but would still recommend if you want to know the rest of the book.", "type" : "Overall", "question" : "Would you listen to Incurable again? Why?", "id" : 45, "typeString" : "overall" }, { "answer" : "Tomorrow when the war began", "type" : "Story", "question" : "What other book might you compare Incurable to, and why?", "id" : 2, "typeString" : "story" }, { "answer" : "Yes but i preferred the original Susie Doherty", "type" : "Performance", "question" : "Did the narration match the pace of the story?", "id" : 31, "typeString" : "performance" }, { "answer" : "A young girls struggle against a war torn country", "type" : "Genre", "question" : "If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?", "id" : 61, "typeString" : "genre" }, { "answer" : "Great ending!", "type" : "Misc", "question" : "Any additional comments?", "id" : -1, "typeString" : "misc" } ]

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