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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (922 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenny Valentine Narrator: John Keating Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Author Jenny Valentine earned a chorus of critical praise with this dark and humorous debut novel.

Fifteen year- old Lucas Swain hasn't seen his father for five years. One day, his dad just vanished - and nobody else seems too concerned. Things get even stranger when Lucas discovers an urn. The ashes inside are a woman named Violet, and she has messages from the beyond to share. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Murray | 2/20/2014

    " But it was called Finding Violet Park when I read it... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Palo | 2/13/2014

    " Really quick but lovely mystery with a boy whose father has been missing for years and a dead woman who is somehow everywhere once he starts searching. The character finds all these hints and clues that add together and finally become this huge mystery. Will it be solved? haha who knows "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/8/2014

    " This is a very compelling story about a young man who happens upon a dead person, in an urn, and feels a connection to her that leads him back to finding out more about his missing father in a unique but believable way. I liked all the characters in this book, including the much maligned teenage sister. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared Levy | 1/27/2014

    " I looked at this book and thought, "this won't be anything special." However I got absorbed as I realized how the main character thinks a lot, like me. Him and I both are pretty logical thinkers..... and I liked the story too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanalei1208 Be | 1/26/2014

    " Lucas learns about his missing father by the ashes of an old lady who he comes across at a taxi stand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harriet Copeland | 1/24/2014

    " I quite liked this book actually. I think that Jenny Valentine has done well to get into the mind if 16 year old Lucas. as well as reading a new book I found out what an urn is and this may be useful to me when I am doing some English work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/12/2014

    " A very interesting story, and even a little inspiring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Vital | 1/12/2014

    " The ending of this story drove me crazy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 pandamans | 12/29/2013

    " This one was a reverse sandwich for me - with the meat at the beginning and end, the low carb bread in the middle. I found it's casual approach to drug use and drinking interesting - and the entire plot strong in it's originality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 12/17/2013

    " There's a little bit of suspension of disbelief (LOTS of coincidences)to totally enjoy this book, but enjoy it you should. It reads fast, but unfolds slowly, and has a highly satisfactory ending that shouldn't come as a surprise, but did to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ravenfrozt | 12/12/2013

    " Read it for English and it wasn't bad, though it can get a little complicated and boring at times, but still it's a good book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kami | 12/11/2013

    " Story about a guy and what he goes through the night that his sister goes missing. No one knows if it's a big prank, or if she got shot, or if she's dead. Pretty interesting but not great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 12/5/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this book at all. I had to read this for the monthly book club. I've seen this book on the shelves before and I never wanted to read it. The plot was short and I think it was very boring. The ending was a dud. It was bad. That is all I have to say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 3/26/2013

    " I almost didn't finish this one as I thought it was kind of boring. Although, I think the writing was actually pretty good. Had a really good ending, though so my quirky, 'i-have-to-finish-a-book-to-find-out-what-happens' paid off in this case. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philippe Boucher | 3/10/2013

    " The title in the UK is "Finding Violet Park": I find it more explicit as it is the story of a search for a person who disappeared. In fact two persons as it is about Violet Park but also the father of the girl who tells the story since he also disappeared... Very nice tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Newport Librarians | 9/7/2012

    " I really liked this book; especially the way it all came full circle at the end. This book has a slow start to it, but it is worth hanging in. The revelations and discoveries made by the main character make for an interesting surprise ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 8/8/2011

    " Valentine's highly-commended first novel is a surprising joy. An original premise, with all too many coincidences that tie the whole thing together, this would be a contrived mess, were it not for her characters and skilful narrative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mared | 5/13/2011

    " Hmmm.... Not the best book. It could be better, but I guess it's ok so far...
    I haven't finished it. not gripping AT ALL in my opinion. Quite boring at the start. Weird plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 1/15/2011

    " The begining was almost boring enough to make me fall asleep, but the plot got better as it went along.Overall, not a bad book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/5/2011

    " A quick, compelling read that featured surprising depth and insight in to family relationships and how that affects our identity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgie | 1/4/2011

    " Very Similar to 'Broken Soup' though I know this came out first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 1/2/2011

    " it was nice but a bit scariey dead, people uuuggh! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 9/12/2010

    " Fantastic and moving read of a young adult boy growing up without his father. Usually young adult books have predictable endings. This did not. This is a must for any middle school or high school library. "

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