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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 Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN: 9781436101165
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Grieving for his mother, young David retreats to his books. He enters a land populated by heroes and monsters, ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book <#150> The Book of Lost Things. A dark novel of grief and loss, loy 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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaytee | 1/28/2014

    " I wish this book was a series! It was such an amazing, wonderful, magical book. I highly recommend this for anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgia | 1/21/2014

    " This was an unexpected book from Connolly. It was dark and creepy and felt like a fairy tale the way they really are. Full of death and pain and blood and lose and sadness. I really liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arianne | 1/19/2014

    " I really wasn't sure what to think of it at first. It was really quirky and became even more so further in, but even in its strangeness, it had that draw to it like you just couldn't put it down - you had to keep reading to see what happened next. It ended up being brilliant and quite genius. I borrowed this book from my Auntie but will definitely get a copy of my own so I can read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/11/2014

    " This book is feast for the mind of an illustrator! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keisha | 1/1/2014

    " A child-appropriate tale with a very dark edge--made for an interesting light read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meliantha Hendra | 12/24/2013

    " I love this book so much :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcia | 12/9/2013

    " Wasn't in the mood for fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 7/25/2013

    " fantastic read for anyone who has fallen out of the habit of reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Dannatt | 7/12/2013

    " Loved the origins at the back of the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 6/8/2013

    " this was a fun read for halloween season. John connolly did a great job with the bad guy. I love how many of the twists and turns revolve around classic fairytale and I thought it was a good story line. there are some morbid scary parts but it added to the mood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia Logan | 12/18/2012

    " Brilliantly written, very cleverly thought out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/8/2012

    " This book was really sweet. It's a weird mix of fairy tales in an adult version. While I was reading it, I wasn't sure it was that good. But somehow I couldn't put it down. And I finished it within a week. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sallie | 10/31/2012

    " I thing I may not finish this book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sapna | 5/15/2012

    " Disappointed...Had expected more from this book after hearing great things about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tansy Undercrypt | 2/14/2012

    " Singularly one of the best books I have ever read. An expert blend of reality and fantasy and a delightful ride through the dark and light of fairy tales. Be on your guard for this one; it won't let you rest and it's not docile. If you liked Raymond Feist's "Faerie Tale", keep going with this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Williams | 11/1/2011

    " This was a fun, quick read. Basically a different spin on all of the familiar folk-tales we've all heard, but maybe a PG-13 version instead of G. I enjoyed Connolly's attention to detail throughout the book. He paints a vivid picture and puts the reader right into the scenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 slowreader | 5/20/2011

    " ...very dark for a children/young adult book... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Soulfulewe | 5/20/2011

    " I actually liked the book until the very last chapter. It was if you were lead up nicely to be really rushed and let down at the end. My thoughts... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayley | 5/16/2011

    " A fun story full of fairy tales, many with a new twist. I wouldn't recommend it for kids though, it's pretty violent and twisted at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange | 5/10/2011

    " Lots of fairy tales either told in the story or found in the story. Hint: Snow White wasn't someone that was kind to the dwarfs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 5/10/2011

    " Again another book I never finished, but really enjoyed what I read, I now have it back out from the libery and hoping to finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivera | 5/5/2011

    " Meh. I can't get into the story properly, I think because of the style of writing. Story concept seems cool but it took too long to get into. Unfinished for now.... "

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

    " This is a book of bizarre (to say the least) fairy tale twists. Some parts are alarming and some are funny, overall, in interesting read so far. Not one of my favorites but an interesting adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/27/2011

    " If you like creepy original fairy tales before their Disney and kids book makeovers, you'll love this book. "

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About the Author
Author John Connolly

John Connolly studied English at Trinity College, Dublin, and journalism at Dublin City University. He is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker, but is also author of over fourty books and short story collections. Connolly is based in Dublin and divides his time between his native city and the United States.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.