This thriller audiobook by Louis Nowra will have you hooked with its secrets, lies, a murder trial, and sex scandals.
By Kerry Heaney
Beatrice Dark is a riveting tale from well-known author, playwright and screenwriter, Louis Nowra. As one of Australia’s leading playwrights, his skill certainly shows in this brand new audio-drama only available on Audible, included in the Plus Catalogue. The Plus Catalogue includes a selection of thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts that you can listen to all you want, included in membership.
Set in the 1930s as the world prepares for World War II, the drama starts when a newspaper leaks the steamy contents of a cabinet minister’s private love letter. From there, the downward spiral is dramatic when Beatrice Dark, the wife of a powerful cabinet minister shoots her husband’s enemy who is the editor of the tabloid. There are so many sticky fingers and sinister types involved in this tale that you’ll be in for quite the ride as you follow along.
Nowra’s clever script in Beatrice Dark unfolds in 12 beautifully written episodes narrated by a multi-cast, each around 30 minutes long. Listening to each episode almost feels like you are watching a thriller TV show! It’s seriously entertaining and you really get hooked on all the action. This engrossing audio drama is an Audible Original, included in the Plus Catalogue which you can access for free as part of your 30-day free trial.
Definitely binge-worthy, the series is written as a radio play and presented as a podcast, making it easy but addictive listening. The haunting trumpet refrain that introduces each episode reminds me of the lead into a Perry Mason television show. It’s like a step back into the heady days when everyone gathered around the radio set to listen to the latest spine-tingling installment.