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Download The Book of Lost Things Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Book of Lost Things (Unabridged), by John Connolly
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,375 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Connolly Narrator: Steven Crossel Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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High in his attic bedroom, 12-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company.But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king.

With echoes of Gregory Maguire's and C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, author John Connolly introduces us to a cast of not-quite-familiar characters - like the seven socialist dwarfs who poison an uninvited (and unpleasant) princess and try to peg the crime on her stepmother. Or the Loups, the evil human-canine hybrids spawned long ago by the union of a wolf and a seductive girl in a red cloak.

As war rages across Europe, David is violently propelled into a land that is both a construct of his imagination, yet frighteningly real - a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by wolves and worse-than-wolves, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book...The Book of Lost Things. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily Maughan | 2/19/2014

    " Pretty good book. Some dark twisted parts to it which were creepy but an interesting enough read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charmika Harwell | 2/13/2014

    " Amazing book! The Crooked Man is a serious trickster, and an amazing character. I love how the main character grew throughout the chapters...from beginning to end...I seriously loved this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stuart | 2/4/2014

    " This is the best book of all time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bexa | 2/2/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book because it brought about a different perspective to fairy tales and a modern perspective of them. Parts of it were scary, but Connolly provides great imagery and an amazing story about a young boy growing up and how he struggles to figure out his place in life with his father and new family. "

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