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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (28,571 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Pelzer Narrator: Brian Keeler Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN:
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The Lost Boy spent over two years on the New York Times best-seller list and has profoundly influenced more than one million readers' lives.

Following the tremendous success of Pulitzer Prize nominee A Child Called It, this book continues the extraordinary tale of author Dave Pelzer's childhood. On the verge of adolescence, Dave is rescued from his terrifyingly abusive, alcoholic mother and made a permanent ward of the court. Then the real journey begins. He is moved from one foster home to another, searching for identity and family. A rebellious, defiant boy, Dave seeks attention by shoplifting and even spends time in juvenile detention when suspected of arson. Finally, after five sets of foster parents, he finds a mother and father who love him.

Pelzer, who has received commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, travels throughout the world inspiring others through speeches and work to prevent child abuse. His courageous story is enhanced by Brian Keeler's thoughtful narration.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly Giddens | 2/17/2014

    " Horrible and wonderful at the same time. I can't imagine any person treating another person the way Pelzer's mother treated him. And, how he was able to survive and do great things with his life is unbelievable. One of my students tells me I have to read the third book - that it's the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew H | 2/7/2014

    " i really liked this book even though it is very sad. i just dont see how someone could really do this to another human being. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen Cohen | 2/6/2014

    " This is a very interesting, heartfelt book. David Pelzer is an amazing human being and his story has made me really understand just what goes through these childrens minds. My sister is a foster mother in Iowa and has adopted 6 of her foster children, all of them abused. I see so much of each and evey one of them in Davids story. Thank you David as hard as it was for you, for letting us in and giving us the chance to understand, if any good came from this let it be known you opened alot of eyes and hearts. I could not put this book down, it made me cry, it taught me, it made proud of this young mans effort to continue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnna | 2/1/2014

    " another great book it is the 2nd of the child called it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staci | 1/29/2014

    " Very sad. Hard to believe that things like this can happen in this world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 1/23/2014

    " Very good book. Answered most questions left unanswered from A Child Called It. Dave is such an inspirational person. "

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

    " You see what it's like for a teenager in the foster care system. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckayla Martin | 1/20/2014

    " This book was good too and sad like the first one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deranged Pegasus | 1/13/2014

    " A difficult book to read, this work brings to light the darker corners of the world and the darker aspects of humanity. Young readers should steer clear of this book till high school at the earliest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 12/30/2013

    " good read , somehow this set of books though horrendous in content is a moving a inspirational read . i don't need all the gory details and this gives all you need without being to much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayni Wadee | 12/28/2013

    " a really good book on david's journey for a family "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittani | 11/13/2013

    " I gave this book 5 stars because it was really good to hear he got help. I really liked this book. David has finally told someone about his secret. And He is sent somewhere. You will have to read to find out! You can tell i really liked it i gave it 5 starts. READ THIS BOOK! "

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

    " This book is heartbreaking yet so good at the same time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 チェン ジェフリー | 9/17/2013

    " this book was so awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Roe | 7/19/2013

    " again very sad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rheina | 6/25/2013

    " Really, I'm just happy that Dave is finally happy. I realized, surely, I'm more than lucky to have real parents who lovea me so much and do not treat me a shit. Really. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica McCauley | 6/16/2013

    " Uplifting, hopeful.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calli | 2/22/2013

    " it good so far and it is the sequal to "The child called "it." I'm at the point where i'm going to cry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 1/25/2013

    " I felt compelled to read this because I'd read the first book. My feelings remain the same as in the previous book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/13/2012

    " Another touching story... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♥Cynthia♥ | 7/12/2012

    " Best Book eva! Dave Pelzer comes back 2 write about his life very sad but good story "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Maskrey | 4/27/2012

    " this book was fun and i wanted to read it everyday!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Stanzyk | 12/10/2011

    " its good because he is so brave and you can tell that he gets better and better day by day but ending up to go down again then back up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Blood | 11/8/2011

    " Since I have many friends who are either foster parents or foster kids, this was an interesting glimpse into their world. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheri | 6/30/2011

    " sad story. book really only told the story no insight to little voy just wat happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 6/29/2011

    " I loved this book it made me cry a lot but it talks about real issues that children have to face. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 6/23/2011

    " 2nd book to the Series "A Child Called It". Again, I recommend to read just to see what happens to this little boy and how he goes on from foster home to foster home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine (Jay) | 6/22/2011

    " I met Dave Peltzer when I was teenager. He is a beautiful person. His life story will break your heart and make you whole when you read what he endured and how he came out a great human being in the end. It will inspire and touch the child in us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/15/2011

    " Another hit by Dave Pelzer. Make sure you read "A boy called it" first. Dave Pelzer's life story makes me marvel at the indomitable spirit of children and the Dave's will to rise above the considerable trials of his life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noelle | 6/9/2011

    " Wow. I really want to know his Mom's "secret"...does this mean there is going to be a third book? I can't read these books without wondering how any human being can treat their children the way this mother did. But God shall be the judge... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel | 6/8/2011

    " Emotional growth, a beautifully told non-fiction story. It is a story of love, patience, kindness and triumphant victory.
    For Dave Pelzer, CLAP CLAP CLAP! :)
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 6/5/2011

    " A continuation of his first book "A Child Called It." Although the first book was very disturbing and made me deptressed, I had to keep reading to know that the boy was removed from the situation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 5/29/2011

    " The Lost Boy is the sequel to A Child Called It. It is also a sad story about a boy with a sick mom. This goes on about how Dave is surviving being abused. "

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