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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sonya Hartnett Narrator: Caroline Lee Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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A lush, romantic fantasy for girls.

The sky was pitch, and gashed by lightning; loutish waves rose and slumped heavily as mudslides. At a moment when she was filled with desperation, Maddy opened her mouth and yelled for Feather. And half-expected him to appear, because she wanted him to so much. Maddy yearns for her life to be mystifying, to be as magical as a fairy story. And then one day, on the beach, she meets the strangest young man she has ever seen. The Ghost's Child is an enchanting fable about the worth of life, and the power of love. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Richards | 2/12/2014

    " Definitely in my top 3 of favorite books of all time. Could read it over and over, just beautiful. "

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

    " The plot/character development/depth of this book isn't the main attraction. For me it is the beautiful writing on some of life's hard and true struggles (forgive me if i make it sound corny, the book is anything but). It confirmed a lot of theories that I have thought about in my own naive+amateur way and was a bit of a decadently written story. I love this author's lucid style description. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 2/6/2014

    " Young Adult. Started out really interested but kind of lost me by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madelynn | 2/2/2014

    " An incredible story of a woman find out what the most beautiful thing in the world is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/26/2014

    " What does it mean to love someone very deeply, and then lose that love? And what does it mean to love someone deeply, but still yearn for something more? Once again, Harnett illuminates the hidden places of the human heart with truth and beauty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meaghan | 1/25/2014

    " Lots of evocative description; truthful life lesson; boring story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 1/22/2014

    " Very beautifully discriptive! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haley Willis | 1/20/2014

    " Loved how the story flowed, but not enough romance in it for me. But still worth a read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Muphyn | 12/7/2013

    " This was a weird book and I'm not sure I liked it or not. I think it was a bit too creepy about the little boy and the old lady. Strange... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 11/11/2013

    " Another deep one from Harntnett. It was a very quick read and I always wanted to pick it up and see what was going to happen next. I don't see too many teens enjoying it for plot or characterization. But I do think the writing is exquisite and teens can definitely enjoy that! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 11/6/2013

    " Some beautiful descriptive passages, but (as with 'Of A Boy') it left me a bit cold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma | 8/29/2013

    " A truly beautiful book. Easily one of my favourites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 4/22/2013

    " love, love, love. Sad and kind of real in a fairytale manner.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexander | 2/28/2013

    " Wonderful, semi-surreal storytelling. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 10/22/2012

    " I wept and wept. An achingly beautiful story of an impossible love and a life forever influenced by its remnants. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 9/5/2012

    " This fable was well written, but I just couldn't bring myself to like it. I kept wondering who its audience is - I'm not sure this book would appeal to many teens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vorbis | 7/20/2012

    " Wonderful, pensive, philosophical, joyful and heartbreaking book. Very much enjoyed, through an adults eyes. Reminded me of Tuck Everlasting, in its gentle honesty and introspection. An old woman looking back on her journey through life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 10/12/2011

    " It was ok, nothing special. doesnt stick with you after reading like some great books do "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosanna Lang | 7/30/2011

    " This book is different, moving and very thought provoking. I did not see the end coming. It surprised me. Very well written and moving. "

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

    " Lyrical look at a life lived and choices made, love found and lost. Really not sure about the teen audience appeal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 3/9/2011

    " Really beautiful fable-like story that explores love and peace. Recommended to teens or adults who like magical realism or the works of Francesca Lia Block. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindi | 2/27/2011

    " A beautiful fable about living a life with integrity. Well-written, appealing characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 marie | 2/19/2011

    " Dear Sonya Hartnett,

    I love your books and can't wait to read more.

    Love,
    me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 10/16/2010

    " An unpretentiously fantastical, utterly beautifully written, fabulous story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madelynn | 8/8/2010

    " An incredible story of a woman find out what the most beautiful thing in the world is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosanna | 5/27/2010

    " This book is different, moving and very thought provoking. I did not see the end coming. It surprised me. Very well written and moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 5/18/2010

    " When Maddy, an old woman, returns home from a walk with her dog, Peake, she finds a young boy sitting on her floral settee. After settling in for tea with him, she begins telling him reflections of her life and her quest for answers. Sonya Hartnett has written a beautiful, lyrical fable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lida and Jamie | 4/21/2010

    " A story that starts out rather simple, with playful language and characters that are accurately portrayed in a few simple sentences. As it went on, I got deeper into the story, and it left me feeling a bit whistful at the end.

    --Jamie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haley | 3/17/2010

    " Loved how the story flowed, but not enough romance in it for me. But still worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jased | 2/5/2010

    " Not really connecting in the beginning. A few weeks after reading found myself thinking about characters and the love/loss story. Quite moving. "

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About the Narrator

Caroline Lee is an accomplished actor with numerous theater, film, and TV credits.