When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kate Atkinson

Narrated By: Ellen Archer

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: September 2008

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes


The third installment in Kate Atkinson's wildly beloved series of Jackson Brodie Mysteries: a complex tale of murder, coincidence, and connected lives.

'As a reader, I was charmed. As a novelist, I was staggered by Kate Atkinson's narrative wizardry.' --Stephen King

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 novel from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls 'an absolute must-read.'


  • Janet G.

    Disappointed. Complex plot involving multiple seemingly unreated characters that I hoped would all make sense in the end. It didn't. One character bemoaned the fact that at our death, we don't necessarily get to understand everything about our life and maybe that was considered reason enough to not tie this story together better. But this is a book and I think we like to lose ourselves in a story because in the end, there is some satisfying resolution or explanation. Depending too heavily on coincidence rather than an intricate plotline felt too lame for this accomplished author. I had read Life After Life and A God in Ruins (both amazing) and maybe I just expected too much...

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