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Beatrice Dark

By: Louis Nowra
Narrated by: Ainslie Cloustonr,Jacqui Duncan,Stuart Robinson,Aaron Tsindos,Julian Pulvermacher
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  • Summary

  • Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

    Mrs Beatrice Dark, the wife of powerful cabinet minister, Joseph Dark, enters the office of a tabloid newspaper and shoots her husband’s enemy, the editor of the tabloid on the eve of World War Two.  

    A sensational murder trial occurs, with its unfolding secrets, lies and sex scandals, mesmerising the nation, with those who believe she should be acquitted and those who think she should hang. But what is the real reason she killed Steven Hood, the editor?

    ©2021 Louis Nowra (P)2021 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Oct 3 2021

    When newspaper editor Tony Hood publishes a private love letter written by a cabinet minister, he sets off a chain of events that will lead to his own doom.

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    30 mins
  • Oct 3 2021

    Beatrice Dark is taken into custody. As both her husband and the Chronicle’s staff react to the awful shooting, Ivor seeks Beatrice to understand why she did it.

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    33 mins
  • Oct 3 2021

    While Ivor begins assembling his defence, and Alice seeks out an old friend of Beatrice’s, Thomas commits an act of breaking and entering.

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    35 mins

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Great atmospheric story

Great story and very well performed. Seemed to end very suddenly but really enjoyed it.

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Enjoyable fiction noir…

I Listened to whilst cooking so found myself doing meals that took a while to prepare because I like a good yarn. Okay

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Utterly gripping

I devoured this series of episodes over a few evenings eager to find out what happens next. The actors brought the characters to life and made it all seem more real. One of the best dramatizations I've listened to for a long time. Highly recommended.

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Enjoyable mystery with good voice acting

I have really enjoyed all the material I've listened to from this author. Likewise, I found this series an enjoyable listen. It has a an enjoyable plot which reminded me a little of a reworking of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution. It's not necessarily groundbreaking, but a lot of fun.

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good story

enjoyed this twisty tale. loved the music however it was disproportionately loud compared to the dialogue so had to keep turning volume down then back up.

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very good drama

Very entertaining drama with a vintage feel and loads of period style. Would recommend!

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Very good cast for an entertaining story

I would really recommend this Audible original, is a very good production that keeps you listening till the end

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Highly Entertaining

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A fantastic story

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I enjoy Louis Nowra dramas

I enjoyed listening to this and the production was of a high standard with good performances. Well done audible.

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Unique, fabulous!!

Great story, production values were awesome, performances excellent. One of my favorite experiences on Audible.

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  • 08-01-23

So much fun!

I am glad I found this hidden gem- great way to easily pass the time.

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  • D M Arnold
  • 30-11-22

yes indeed!

great listen! the acting was good too. they kinda slipped out of the LA accent but it was still passable. worth the time to listen!

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  • Alicia Grega
  • 09-11-22

Fun Radio Noir

This is the second Louis Nowra story I’ve listened to and I want more. Compelling, unique characters solving mysteries across complicated relationships Down Under. I am entertained.

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  • Jimmy Needs
  • 02-08-22

THANK YOU FOR THE CONTENT WARNING

not listened to this, but wanted to give a quick THANK YOU for the explicit content warning. too many books never offer such a "heads up."
I attempt to raise my family in a society that doesn't think twice about such things . at least with certain warning labels we can filter before buying. greatly appreciated!!!

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  • Toye
  • 10-06-22

lol

now, this is how you tell the story. I did not see that coming at the ending, I loved every minute of it, I've binged listened to this whole entire series and the game, butler is definitely my favorite character, hands down, good job, I'm going to listen to another book by this author.

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  • Charlotte
  • 27-02-22

Fantastic noir

Great production, plot and actors. A noir story with great twists at the end. A must listen.

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  • 15-02-22

Body Heat. Australian Style

Loved it! Never saw the ending coming. Great story! Would love to see it as a movie...although the gay subplot andp twists seem unnecessary.

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  • Sherry S
  • 24-01-22

Loved it!!

The pace and momentum of the story kept me intrigued the whole while. And, the performances were superb!! I find myself I thinking what will Beatrice and Tom be up to next! A great story!!