• Tomorrow, When the War Began

  • Tomorrow Series #1
  • By: John Marsden
  • Narrated by: Suzi Dougherty
  • Series: Tomorrow, Book 1
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-16-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.2 (723 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

While Ellie and her friends are away in the bush, the world changes. Suddenly they are in the toughest situations humans can confront, facing life and death decisions. They are thrown into a world where they find courage, initiative, spirit, and wisdom, or they die.The first of an enormously popular series that has been translated and published all over the world.
©1995 Jomden Pty Ltd.; (P)1999, 2001 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, by arrangement with Jomden Pty Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

"A gripping tale, told with Marsden's customary incisiveness." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fast-paced and provocative, it's a natural for book talking." (School Library Journal)
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By Bev on 08-31-06

Listen, you won't be sorry...

I highly recommend this book to any and all. While it is listed as a young adult book, the description of the Australian wilderness, and the human reaction to death and war is right on for all ages. While starting a bit slowly it really gets moving after the war begins. The narrator is great and the story moves right along, making you want to hear what happens next.

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By Trj on 04-05-10


Loved this book!

If your old enough to remember the movie Red Dawn and liked it... you should really enjoy this.If your too young for that then Hunger Games fans should enjoy also.
2 Warnings 1-This is YA (PG13 for violence/teen drama) 2-This book does leave you hanging(1st in 7-8 books)
++This book is currently being made into a movie.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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By Paul on 04-21-07

An enthralling read

This audio book kept us wrapped in the story during a long drive from the centre of France. My son,15, my mother (over 65), and myself,52,all enjoyed listening to this well-written book. The narration is excellent, and draws you into the story with an appropriate voice for the characters. I have put the others in the series as my 'next listen' choices.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

By nicola on 03-11-15

Enjoyable survival

If like me you enjoy any story about overcoming difficult situations, surviving against the odds and teamwork you should enjoy this.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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By Megan on 03-08-15

Love this series, pity about the narrator

I re-read this series every few years and love the story. It is a great series and I strongly commend it. As others have said if you love Red Dawn (the 80s version) this is a great series. That said the narrator's inconsistent and incorrect pronunciation really became an annoyance for me, distracting from the overall experience.

I am surprised that other people have positively rate the narrator's ability to voice each character, I found this to be a weakness. I guess we all perceive and experience things differently, this narrator is not to my taste.

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By Tatiana Brusyanina on 04-06-17

Easy reading/Simple language

Any additional comments?

The book was OK. I mean it's the first in the series, and i would not mind to read the other parts. Very easy language, without too much of detailing and descriptions; easy to follow. the story line is interesting.
However, not sure if I can listen to any more of Suzi's performance...I did not enjoy it for a few reasons:
- she does these smacking sounds with her tongue/mouth after each sentence/pause, so if you don't like anybody chewing in your ear - this is very annoying;
- she tries to slow her speech intentionally, to make it clearer, but it feels like she's overdoing it.. like telling a story to a toddler..The other thing i found confusing is that the pitch of her voice makes the teenagers of this book sound like 10 yo kids.. So in my mind i had a picture of either way too smart kids or a bit "slow" teens, which was kind of annoying as well;
- a few times Suzi would get to a bit faster pace, but then the words are all mumbled..

I'll give it a rest and probably read more of the books from the series or just watch a movie but probably won't listen any more books, read by Suzi..

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