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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (210 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lara Santoro Narrator: Angele Masters Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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Once a free spirit who refused to be tied down, Anna is a 40-something single mother trying to put her life together after a bitter divorce. She crosses paths with a 20-year-old neighbor who could not be more wrong for her - and her life suddenly has a new focus. She is drawn to his youth, his easy grace, and his freedom from the constraints that rule her existence. Though she resists temptation in every way she can, Anna is soon engaged in a reckless and obsessive affair. The consequences are life changing.

Provocative, headlong, and utterly compelling, The Boy is the story of a woman on the edge, torn between love and lust, desire and duty. Lara Santoro writes in fierce, unflinching prose about the dark side of passion, motherhood, and a woman's unthinkable rebellion.

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Listener Opinions

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

    " Saw this at work today - doesn't come out until the 15th but it looked so fun - so I read it on my lunch break! Very messed up chick!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 2/19/2014

    " Many times I found myself laughing outloud. The brutal honesty in this book is refreshing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bertha Leal | 2/11/2014

    " We first step into Anna's world during her initial infatuation with a boy 20 years her junior. As the story unfolds we are allowed glimpses into her self-destructive personality and how it affects her relationships, especially with her 8 year old daughter Eva. Lara Santoro's writing is beautiful, succinct, and unrelenting. "The Boy" is the kind of book that continues to haunt you well past the final chapter. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cristina | 2/3/2014

    " This book was so lame. I bought this book because I read it on Glo and they made it sound great but it wasnt. I didnt like how 'the boy'had complete control of the situation and she just went along with it like she had no choice in the matter.I couldnt read another sentence of her daughter wining or her being a complete pushover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley Green | 1/30/2014

    " This was more about the dysfunctional life of this middle age woman and her daughter then "the boy". So I thought it was mistitled. Fast read as only 180 pages! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Lorenzo | 1/19/2014

    " I feel like so much more could have been done with this book. I can't believe all the rave reviews. I was quite disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erika | 1/18/2014

    " I don't know what I was expecting but this wasn't it. Anna is such a selfish, unlikable character and never owns up to any of her faults. I would have liked to see more of her relationship with "the boy" who seemed to have such an impact on her. This one was just not for me. It was a quick read though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna J | 1/14/2014

    " This book left me with a bad feeling which, I suppose is something. The main character is not likable. She is focused on her own needs to the exclusion of everyone else's. Her relationship with her daughter was also disturbing but consistent with her character. I felt like the last quarter of the book was rather forced and contrived. Overall it was just okay, a bit disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Wilson | 1/11/2014

    " I definitely wasn't impressed. This book was extremely slow moving. I must say it did get slightly faster at the end. This book makes and shows us whether you make good or bad choices we can never go back. Think of what's important to you most before you realize you reap what you sow. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy Gowans | 1/3/2014

    " Horrible! A complete bore! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 12/27/2013

    " Well written, I was on a roller coaster of emotions, great read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/11/2013

    " Great quick compelling read. Made me appreciate my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 10/9/2013

    " Beautiful and heartbreaking. It is a quick read but you won't be able to stop thinking about it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon brown | 9/23/2013

    " Boring. Wished it had been more of a love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 9/22/2013

    " Not at all what I expected. Very very thought provoking "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 9/14/2013

    " Quick read. Great for traveling. The ending made the book. Ended as it should have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/9/2013

    " I liked this book. It was different. It was written a little weird but a very quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerieallmighty | 4/24/2013

    " The end gave me the chilllz "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy | 4/20/2013

    " Why is this book titled The Boy? It had very little to do with "the boy". This should be titled, The Selfish Mother! I'm sorry, but this was not a good read for me. I truly wasted money on the book, time, and effort. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 4/11/2013

    " A disappointment! Picked it from the Oprah book club list for Jan 2013. NO character development, barely a plot, the story seemed to zigzag in all different directions. Gave it 2 stars rather than 1 only because there were some well written passages. "

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About the Author
Lara Santoro spent most of her career as a foreign news correspondent, based primarily in Rome and in Nairobi working for Newsweek and the Christian Science Monitor. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from Smith College, a Master's degree in French Literature from the Sorbonne, and a Master's in Fine Arts from New York University. She was born in Rome, and currently lives in New Mexico. She is the author of one previous novel, Mercy.