While I Live

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Marsden
Narrator: Suzi Dougherty
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Juvenile
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Published In: November 2004
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 30 minutes
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Age 12-16. The Ellie Chronicles 1. We were halfway up the spur when we heard it. Homer and Gavin and I, just the three of us… I'd say there were fifteen shots in the first volley, evenly spaced, lasting about twenty-five seconds… All the way down the spur I'd heard the scattered shots, getting closer as I got closer, and all the way down I tried to think of reasonable explanations for them, and I couldn't think of a single thing that made sense. Wars never end. They go on loudly or they go on quietly. They grip you with bulldog teeth. The town of Wirrawee is emerging from war, slowly. School's back in, Juicy's is open for coffee, farmers are bidding at the cattle sales. Ellie Linton at last gets what she longed for and what she fought for, to be back on the farm with her parents. But it's not the same. A new nation is on the other side of a new border. Suddenly the war is about to explode into Ellie's life again. The effects are devastating. The consequences will change her forever. While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles is the first book in a new series featuring the immensely popular Ellie Linton, heroine and narrator of the Tomorrow, When the War Began series.

Reviews (1)

While I live

Written by Connie Rice on January 11th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The series Tomorrow When The War Began was an exciting series and kept me waiting for the next volume. The Ellie Series will be no less appealing. I find myself frustrated when each CD is completed and hate waiting even for the time to put the next CD into the player. Ellie is a strong character and her story is told in compelling segments that a girl of her determination and clear thinking could accomplish anything she sets out to do. She comes across also as a loving, caring individual, particularly where Gavin is concerned. John Marsden is a fine writer and this Aussie deserves American story telling respect.

Author Details

Author Details

Marsden, John

John Marsden is the most successful author of teen fiction in Australia. The author of more than 30 award-winning novels, the extraordinary Tomorrow series has sold form than five million copies worldwide and has been translated into seventeen languages. Meanwhile John has continued to achieve international success with his groundbreaking books for young people. In 2000 The Third Day, The Frost won the Buxtehude Bulle, a German award, which is among the world's most coveted prizes for young people's books.
Tomorrow, When the War Began was chosen in Sweden as the book most likely to inspir