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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,422 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Brooks Narrator: Paul Thornley Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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On a storm-ravaged night, a 19-year-old girl is murdered. Three days later, her two younger brothers set out in search of her killer.

Cole is a dark-eyed devil who doesn't care if he lives or dies; Ruben is a strange child who sometimes, inexplicably, experiences sensations above and beyond his own.

This is the story of the boys' journey from their half-gypsy home in a London junk yard to the ghostly moors of Devon, where they hope and fear to find the truth about their sister's death. It's a long road. It's the road of the dead.... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 2/13/2014

    " Strong thriller about two brothers determined to solve their sister's murder "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charli | 2/1/2014

    " an interesting book, keeps you in suspense till the very end :) "

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

    " Kevin Brooks has an eerie way of telling stories and it keeps me reading. The plot of this book was at times unbelievable, but not so much that I stopped reading. I am now anxious to read more of Brooks' texts! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 1/7/2014

    " This book didn't wow me very much. I think I expected better and didn't really understand the importance of the story. It lacked excitement and suspense. For me it was just creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alaska | 1/3/2014

    " Intense and truthful. Definitely not a "happy-go-lucky" novel, but nonetheless, superb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/31/2013

    " At the center of the book is the meaning to "Let the dead bury the dead," said by the ghostly figure of murder victim Rachael. Told in first person by Rachael's 14-year-old brother Ruben. At the heart of the book is the dichotomy of those who feel too much (the empathic Ruben) to those who feel nothing at all (the murderer). Ruben even refers to him as the Dead Man before he physically dies. The book is gritty with a definite Western feel, but set on the dark and dreary moors of England. Very atmospheric. The characters of Ruben, his brother Cole and the Gypsies are very well done. Cole tells Ruben it isn't about getting revenge, but the reader has to sometimes wonder especially given Cole's ruthlessness. Ultimately, it is about crossing lines and how far a person is willing to go and how much of themselves as a living human being they are willing to give up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 12/24/2013

    " Out of all of the Kevin Brooks book that I have read so far this one is my favorite. It just really kept my attention. I thought that it was really great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Francesca Hurley | 12/8/2013

    " i guess it was okay. i was on chapter 3 or 4 when i decided that i really couldn't get through this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 12/3/2013

    " I think this is my favorite Kevin Brooks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonas | 11/29/2013

    " This book is the first novel I got and I've red. Well, it's really good. The thrills are in every pages. And it has a good storyline and surprises. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 10/28/2013

    " An action-packed thriller by Brooks, who always adds intrigue and interesting characters to make an exciting read. The characters are memorable and real as well as the plot: gypsy brothers on the road to discover their sister's killer so that their mother can bury her baby girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci | 9/7/2013

    " This was a really good and suspenseful read. Very creepy and down right scary in some parts. This is up for a Top Ten Teen Read this year and I can see why. It's really a hard book to put down once you get started. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shamus.tye | 4/10/2013

    " I really liked this book. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francisco | 3/17/2013

    " Kick but book.. read it if you love mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/2/2013

    " This book was very intense and very spooky. The brothers relationship is really endearing, even amidst all of the violence and anger. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yaa | 12/24/2011

    " Really weird but quite enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C. | 12/14/2011

    " This book it's very cold and a little bit creepy. It was ok but that's it. This was the first book I read from this author so now I'm not sure if i shoul buy another book from him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosa | 11/27/2011

    " Not very cool..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 5/17/2011

    " I thought the ending left too many loose ends, but it was gritty and I can see why teens would like it. It's about young people going out and doing some very adult things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shamus.tye | 3/19/2011

    " I really liked this book. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lachlan | 3/13/2011

    " at first i thought it was going to be about zombies, but as the story progressed i learn that no, there were no zombies, just a 'dead guy' that Ruben has nightmares about. but the longer i read the sooner i got sucked into the story. and in the end it turned out to be a good book after all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenni | 1/7/2011

    " i LOVE this, it was very tense "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Who Loves Da Rain | 10/9/2010

    " Ok, a little too weird and a little too British. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 10/6/2010

    " This book was decent. I think it was too unrealistic and predictable. It managed to capture my attention while I was reading it, but I didn't turn out as impressed as I had hoped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fallen | 9/17/2010

    " The only reason why I've read it all is Cole !!
    another thing,, the special relationship between the two brothers really had me goin ,,, I have to admit i envied them!!
    its a good book ,,, not the best but still decent
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/8/2010

    " I'm sure this was well written and all, but I just couldn't like reading this train wreck of a book. You know the whole time that bad things are going to happen, but you can't stop the characters from going down that path. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aia | 8/19/2010

    " Really liked it. Good mystery book. (: "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 7/26/2010

    " this was an amazing book. if they haven't made a movie out of it yet, they should. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 6/10/2010

    " An action-packed thriller by Brooks, who always adds intrigue and interesting characters to make an exciting read. The characters are memorable and real as well as the plot: gypsy brothers on the road to discover their sister's killer so that their mother can bury her baby girl. "

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About the Author
Author Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter, Devon. After finishing school, he moved to London to try and become a rock star. Brooks had many interesting and unusual jobs—working in a zoo, a crematorium, and a post office—before turning his hand to what he does best: writing hard-hitting and utterly compelling teen fiction. He has won awards for his brilliant novels, most notably the Carnegie–winning The Bunker Diary.

About the Narrator

Paul Thornley is an actor who has appeared in several television shows, including Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Foyle’s War, and Ashes to Ashes, as well as the feature films Les Misérables and Alibi. He is also an audiobook narrator who is most noted for his reading of the Rojan Dizon series by Francis Knight.