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3.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455181599
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From the bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a gripping story of terror within a small town.

Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina, with high hopes. But Step’s new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-old Stevie’s school is worse, an unending parade of misery and disaster. As Stevie retreats into himself, focusing more and more on a mysterious computer game and a growing troop of imaginary friends, the Fletchers’ concern turns to terror. There is something eerie about his loyal, invisible new playmates: each shares the name of a child who has recently vanished from the sleepy Southern town. And as evil strikes out from the most trusted corners, it’s suddenly clear that Stevie is next on the list.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The pull of family drama with an overlayer of rising supsense.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Stefan Rudnicki finds a voice for each of the main characters, capturing the personalities of the children as well as the adults…Rudnicki draws on the intensity of the characters' emotions, adding a compelling edge to the suspense.”

    AudioFile

  • “For Stephen King fans and those who like their suspense mixed with the supernatural.”

    Library Journal

  • “Affecting, genuine, poignant, uplifting: a limpid, beautifully orchestrated new venture from an author already accomplished in other fields.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Winner of the Audie AwardAudie Award for Best Audie Award Narration

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrsjuliakelly | 2/20/2014

    " I guess I've been on a Orson Scott Card kick...but enjoy his writing. I liked that this book was about a mormon family, but a family struggling with some serious issues. Read the book in a few days...the ending was a shocker! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allisan | 2/19/2014

    " So good! Genuinely entertaining from beginning to end and a humorous, insightful look into LDS culture. Much better than a formulaic mystery but I was disappointed to have it figured out before the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 2/11/2014

    " I think I would have been able to enjoy this book more if I didn't know what it was about ahead of time. I hate it when a synopsis on the back cover of a book is enough to ruin the experience for you! I spent each paragraph waiting for the other shoe to drop, instead of getting to enjoy the story coming to life in its own time. Which makes it hard to be able to judge it subjectively as a whole, looking back on it. I almost want to re-read it so I don't have the suspense hanging over my head the whole time. Anyway, it was a weird experience since what-the-back-cover-promised-the-book-was-about wasn't even mentioned until quite close to the end. The end was the best part, though-- it felt like everything they'd taught you about the main characters really got to shine through. I don't think I'd recommend this book to many people, but I did find it worthwhile. The thing about Orson Scott Card is that each of his books that I've read so far contains truth about real life, veiled as fiction. The main wife & husband act like a real couple, which is great to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teresa B | 2/4/2014

    " Very creepy. A mixture of the horror of missing children with a smattering of the supernatural. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 2/3/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. Talk about some amazing character development. You feel like you are a part of this family because you get to know them so well. You won't be prepared for the creepy ending though. This is unlike the other Orson Scott Card books I've read, but I am really liking him as an author. This shows another side of his storytelling ability. This book gives a pretty accurate glimpse into LDS culture and what an active Mormon family is trying to accomplish with all of their flaws if you've ever been curious. I can't get this book out of my head! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Hyland | 2/2/2014

    " the ending of this book was kind of traumatic for me. It reminded me of 6th sense. it was a nice story about a mormon family who moves to north carolina for a job. i liked how he portrays the mormon family although the wife bugged me. she was anxious about everything. the prologue of the book is about a crazy/abused man/boy who likes to molest little boys. so there is that dark beginning but then it is contrasted with the sweet/nice life of the mormon family. I especially found the authors comments fascinating at the end. apparently card based the story on stephen king's Pet Cemetary but he didn't like how the dead animals came back evil. and then he said this story was very autobiographical in that he based a lot of the characters and setting on his family and life experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Slone | 1/31/2014

    " A devastating ending to a good, intriguing read. Although the end may have been telegraphed, I didn't see it coming at all. I learned a little about Mormonism, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vincent Woodruff | 1/20/2014

    " I cried like a baby while driving my work truck when I got to the end of this story. A baby. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Hannifa | 12/21/2013

    " I read this book before when it first came out and a few times since then. I fell in love with the family right away. The ending brakes my heart every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 11/22/2013

    " Can you say creepy? But creepy in a good way! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dom | 8/23/2013

    " Yes, I know, Ender's Game is his classic, for good reason. But this tale of missing children will leave you gasping. I'm not ashamed to say that I welled up. When an author can do that with fiction, you know it's powerful. I personally rank this as Card's best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 8/15/2013

    " I'm not sure if I would recommend or not. I really liked the ending and it made up for some of the things that kind of made me go "what?" Anyway, if you want to keep on guessing and don't mind a little bit of sadness in your book give this a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 6/28/2013

    " This was my first Orson Scott Card book. I listened to it on CD. I really enjoyed the reader and the book had my attention. I am looking forward to reading more of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tonya | 4/26/2013

    " This kept me intrigued until the end, but it turned out to be quite disturbing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aubrey | 4/18/2013

    " I'm glad I read this book, but I never want to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Holzer | 4/18/2013

    " Absolutely not a science fiction book but certainly one of my favorite by Orson Scott Card. Its been a long time since I read this book but I remember being very moved by the ending and what the characters went through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rrrrrrruuuuuddddyyyy | 10/27/2012

    " This is one of those novels that made me feel really cold inside at the end. Yet another book that has made me physically nauseous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Beers | 5/21/2012

    " Great semi-autobiographical work of horror by OSC. It was written after the death of one of his children and contains many parallels to his own life, his mormonism, and seems to have been influenced somewhat by the story of John Wayne Gacey Jr. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krishna | 4/27/2012

    " this book seriously makes me cry every time I read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 9/10/2011

    " the beginning of this book really disturbed me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 5/22/2011

    " I loved this book. I love almost all of Orson Scott Card's books. Ending took me by surprise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/17/2011

    " I didn't think I was going to like this book from the description I had received. I found it to be a haunting book. I really enjoyed reading it. It was very emotional and hit close to home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zac | 5/14/2011

    " Made me cry and need my wife. Very good book, and a good ending; just heart-wrenching. The protagonist's marriage is very realistic and touching and understandable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 5/12/2011

    " Don't read this book if you currently have a 9 year old boy. I was so saddened by this book and the ending brought no relief. I just can't read stuff like this, especially being a mother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suncat09 | 4/21/2011

    " I really liked this book- listened to it as an audiobook- easy to listen to, interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 4/17/2011

    " Good enough as an entertaining read, but not particularly thought-provoking or a page-turner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/23/2011

    " Oh, what a surpise ending. Loved Junk Man and Fish Lady. Loving family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 3/16/2011

    " At first this book seemed like it was about a very normal Mormon family and I enjoyed reading the author's descriptions of what a ward is really like sometimes. However, there are some creepy characters and the ending made me cry... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 3/7/2011

    " I remember reading this at my in-laws up in Rexburg, reading it late into the night because I was sick throwing up Thanksgiving Turkey. Strangely a good memory--maybe because it took a thriller like this to keep me reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eealtmeyer | 3/4/2011

    " I've never read a book by Card before but my dad recommended this title to me. It was really suspensful. I got so wrapped up in the lives of this family. The characters are expertly developed and the ending was difficult to take. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/14/2011

    " One of my favorite OSC books. "

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About the Author
Author Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.