- Audio CD
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (3 Sept. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1480543950
- ISBN-13: 978-1480543959
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.6 x 14 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,252,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Into That Forest Audio CD – Audiobook, 3 Sep 2013
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'Strikingly original . . . vivid.' The Bookseller
'Extraordinary . . . I love the voice and the relationships.' Wendy Coolings
'I was competely spellbound.' Lovereading-- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.
About the Author
Louis Nowra Louis Nowra is a critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning writer of plays, film and tv scripts, non-fiction, memoir and fiction. He was born in Melbourne and lives in Sydney with his wife, Mandy Sayer, also a writer, and their Chihuahua, Coco, and Miniature Pinscher, Basil.-- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.
Top Customer Reviews
As the girls integrate themselves with their new parents, they lose the use of English, instead opting to employ the grunts, snarls and body language of the tigers. They also disregard their clothes and reject the two-limbed approach to running. The harsh realities of the wilderness also start to stimulate the girls' animal instincts; they begin to give into the passion of the hunt and even develop a taste for warm blood and raw flesh ‒ there are no punches pulled here, this is a full and, at times, brutal transformation.
The book is narrated from the perspective of a seventy-six-year-old version of Hannah (in a slightly non-standard English) as she looks back on her time with the tigers. However, this doesn't take away from the deeply absorbing plot, far from it. The events are described in such a way that a subtle sense of foreboding begins to infiltrate the text, and this foreboding is realised in a series of heart-wrenching events beginning around the book's halfway point, and culminating in the devastatingly effective ending.Read more ›
At age 6 and 7, Hannah and Rebecca are nearly drowned in a storm. Hannah's parents are both killed, the girls rescued by Tasmanian tigers. This is the story of how they spend the next four years of their lives with two tigers in the wilds of Australia.
An adult and elderly Hannah narrates her story, her grasp of English weakened by her lack of exposure to other humans at a crucial time in her development, we come to understand.
There have been lots of books and films exploring the 'child brought up by animals/in the wild' scenario, but previous few I can name (none actually) that cover the child's point of view.
It's a fascinating story, how the girls communicate with their foster parents, how they change, one faster than the other, and how it all ends.
It's also a very sad story ultimately, with a return to civilisation the way we know it will go, but not a pleasant one.
Lovely writing, original idea.
Hannah is deemed a bad influence on Becky and sent away on the whalers but when she returns some time later finds that Becky has run away from her school and is missing. The final scenes whilst predictable are the most poignant. The story is told by Hannah in a type of patois.
Nothing like Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or even Life of Pi it is very graphic in its never ending descriptions of tearing animals apart and all the blood that goes with it. Not what I consider a young persons read - not that I think they'd want to read it anyway. I found myself skipping some of the interminable gory descriptions.
The story is narrated by seventy-six year old Hannah, who is looking back on her early life. Nothing could prepare me for the tale she would have to tell of surviving in the wilderness with her friend Becky and two Tasmanian tigers, who she names Dave and Corinna. Not only do the girls survive but in their own way they adapt and flourish in their new environment. They become like tigers themselves, moving on all fours and shedding their human clothes, as well as taking part in the hunt for fresh meat. Isolated from contact with any other human being, they begin to forget their previous existence and become happy with their new lives.
Everything changes however when they realise that the hunters have now become the hunted. Two men are seemingly intent on capturing them and rescuing them from the tigers, but the girls do not want to return to civilisation and a new struggle ensues.
Louis Nowra depicts both the horror and the beauty of life in the outback. I enjoyed seeing how the girls adapted to life with the tigers and even began to see them as their new mother and father. The tigers in return adopt them as their own, surrogate daughters instead of the cubs which they are brutally robbed of. There's a sense of freedom throughout the first half of the book as the girls run wild, their senses sharpening as they become accustomed to the sights, sounds and smells around them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
horrible style of writing. avoid if you don't like ungrammatical patoisPublished 10 months ago by M Combstock
the book itself was in great condition and the story itself is a work of art i could not put it down a must read. tragic but inticing with a ray of light at the endPublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was recommended to me by a young friend who enthused so much that I bought it on kindle straight away. I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 18 months ago by graceinfrance
I dont read much, but I couldn't get into this book. It is intentionally written with poor grammer which I kept trying to correct as I read- very annoying.Published on 27 Mar. 2015 by J PORTER
I read this book as part of my book club and I can definitely say that I have never read anything like it before. Read morePublished on 27 Feb. 2015 by L Melluish
This is a fabulous story. I was completely smitten, I felt I was with them every inch of the journey. I have given this to my year 7 book club to read. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2015 by Thomas
I read ths short, captivating and poignant novel with absolute absorption. Very impressed; the narrator's voice was utterly believable. Read morePublished on 15 Dec. 2013 by Mrs. J. S. Savill
I enjoyed the story immensely it had all the elements of a factual account but was a novel it I'd amazing how many species have been wiped from this planet through our ignorance... Read morePublished on 25 Nov. 2013 by Jonathan Woolley