When Will There Be Good News?

A Novel
By Kate Atkinson (Audiobook, 2008)
On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever...
On a dark night thirty years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound...
At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency...
These three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest audiobook from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls "an absolute must read."

On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever...
On a dark night thirty years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound...
At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency...
These three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest audiobook from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls "an absolute must read."

Kate Atkinson lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in the U.K. in 1995, and was followed by Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Not the End of the World, Case Histories and One Good Turn.
  • "Compelling and always entertaining. . . . Atkinson is a restrained, perceptive writer skilled at telling stories from multiple and hugely diverse points of view." (on One Good Turn) (USA Today).

  • "Robin Atkin Downes has a field day playing all the interlocking characters, and it's his Scots brogues and crackling one-liners that most impress the listener. A magnificent performance." (On One Good Turn) (AudioFile Magazine).

  • "Readers of Ms. Atkinson's previous book, Case Histories, know just how adept she is at manipulating multiple story lines...In the past Ms. Atkinson has played the minor time trick of letting events almost converge and then replaying them from slightly different points of view. She does that here to the same smart, unnerving effect." (on One Good Turn) (New York Times).

  • "... The story is delivered perfectly by narrator Ellen Archer. She is fully and completely aware of the undertones in most of her characters' voices, and when she captures them, she creates a stirring experience for the audience." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Audie Award winner Ellen Archer...captures each character's nuances well. Highly recommended." (Library Journal).

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Product Details

When Will There Be Good News?
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $34.98 US
  • Audio Run Time: 690
  • ISBN-13: 9781600244520
  • On Sale Date: 09/24/2008
When Will There Be Good News?

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When Will There Be Good News?