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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,726 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Keith Donohue Narrator: Andy Paris, Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9781436172523
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Audie Award winner. Changelings kidnap a seven-year-old boy and give him a new name and an ageless life, trapping him in childhood. The changelings leave a duplicate child in his place. Haunted by memories, both boys search for the keys to who they were b Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In interlocking chapters of scintillating prose, Donohue tells the tale of Henry Day and the two people he becomes after being snatched at age seven by changelings…Both readers manage to sound like a full cast without any sound effects, brilliantly illuminating the fantastic, detailed world Donohue has created so that the story will linger in listeners’ minds for a long time afterward.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Here is a book that adults can use to escape the day-to-day and be enveloped by a well-told tale…Andy Paris and Jeff Woodman (no pun, I presume), alternate throughout and create two worlds that are at times separate and at times interconnected. We never know whose voice is performing at any particular time, but they both do a fine job with pacing and diction.”

    AudioFile

  • “Donohue has created a haunting picture of two lonely spirits searching for identity in the modern world. He includes just enough fantasy that readers will look a little more closely the next time they are walking through a dark stretch of forest.”

    Library Journal

  • “Take that, Bilbo Baggins! Donohue’s sparkling debut especially delights because, by surrounding his fantasy with real-world, humdrum detail, he makes magic believable.” Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystn Fuerst | 2/13/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast read, well written and i hear amazon is making this into a movie? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.B. Stanley | 2/10/2014

    " Don't be fooled by the fairytale-like premise of this novel - there is a lot more going on here than the exchange of humans for changelings. In fact, you may question what makes us human at all by the time you're done with this fascinating book. Donohue did an amazing job creating the sympathetic and sometimes pathetic ancient children and showing his readers the importance of not wasting the life we are given. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libby | 2/9/2014

    " This was a very sad story about two boys whose lives intersect when one, a changeling, takes the place of the other. The "Stolen Child" then joins the tribe of other changelings and slowly loses his memories of his previous life. It was well written, but a little depressing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sunny | 2/4/2014

    " I didn't really like it but I will rent the movie. I was so hoping that it would end different than it had. But the fantasy fiction was really interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 1/26/2014

    " I was attracted by the short synopsis of this on one of the book club sites I belong to, so I ordered it. What a great buy! It's a really compelling and involving story about a the myth of changelings, but in this story it is no myth. A group of fairies abducts seven-year-old Henry Day, replacing him with a look-alike. For the rest of the book, the chapters alternately tell the stories of the two Henrys struggle to adjust to their new existence. This is a really good study in the concepts of identity, family, and acceptance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Leygraff | 1/23/2014

    " This was a phenomenal book. I read it in one day. Amazing. "

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

    " good story... kept my interest :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Wallihan | 1/22/2014

    " This book is a quick read, although not necessarily a page turner. I enjoyed the running theme of family and identity present throughout the novel and found the mechanism used, the myth of the changeling, to be effective and entertaining. I quite liked the alternating chapters between the two protagonists. Oftentimes, when one chapter would end, I would be a bit disappointed and eager to continue reading his narrative. However, the opposing character's chapter would invariably draw me in quickly until it's own end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercedes | 1/14/2014

    " Haunting and extremely thought-provoking. I loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jen | 1/10/2014

    " Interesting plot line, but could do without the hobgoblin anal sex and masturbation scenes. Didn't finish it. Stopped at page 66. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 12/29/2013

    " I still have dreams about this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 12/6/2013

    " I like the author's writing style. A third of the way through the book, I would have given it 5 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyn Hastings | 10/4/2013

    " Amazing book. Still trying to shake the creepy feeling it left with me, but I say that as a compliment. Completely transported me to another world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 9/23/2013

    " A beautiful book - I couldn't put it down until I finished it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 6/13/2013

    " If you like to read about changelings, hobgoblins, and faeires, then you'll enjoy this book told in two voices -- a human's and a faerie's. I could not put it down. Granted, I'd never heard of it until it was chosen for our book club book discussion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adnan | 12/4/2012

    " The only book to ever make me really cry (and I mean actual tears). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 2/28/2012

    " interesting premise and mood, but characters not as well-developed as they could have been "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 2/20/2012

    " This is a story about fairies "changelings" in the forest that change lives with a little boy and make him one of them. It was a good story over all, but it seemed to drag and go on forever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigette | 11/3/2011

    " I loved this book, and I didn't expect to. It's a wonderful story and well told. For anyone who ever dreamed of being one of the lost boys, or another feral child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Houston Whitlinger | 10/4/2011

    " The premise of this book is excellent, but it falls flat. It's a good summer read...and a good story to tell to children who are not behaving. It will keep them from wandering away from the house at night. For sure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ylin002 | 8/28/2011

    " engaging, but by the end of the book, i didn't feel like i got anything out of it. kind of like a movie where you're waiting to see what happens, and then, you've turned the last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 7/22/2011

    " Interesting adult fantasy. Well written and entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynnette | 7/2/2011

    " Supernatural and real, two narrators. Really gripping. "

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

    " I have really enjoyed the book. I like how the author is telling the stories simultaneously. If.you like The Stolen Child you will like the authors second book Angle of Darkness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 5/24/2011

    " Recommend it.

    Really spoke to the inner spirit, as well as the responsible adult... making sure no hobs come and take my children! :) A fun, reflexive adventure through... well... life. The chapter / character switching was both new and enjoyable to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/19/2011

    " This was a beautiful read. I actually read it from a recommendation I received here on "Goodreads" - so Thank you!

    The story is haunting and the writing is lovely. It has stayed with me ever since I read it which seems now to have been a few years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Azreen | 4/24/2011

    " It was beautifully written.
    A little slow in the 2/3 part of the book.
    I took months to read the early part of the book.

    Later it turned out pretty good.

    PS -
    There are so many beautiful quotes that I've written down.

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 4/21/2011

    " I'm not really into sci-fi but fell in love with this book. Based on the "challenging" myth it is told from two perspectives. Excellent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 3/24/2011

    " This book is a 3.5, kind of slow getting started, but once you get past that, it is an interesting story. A little dark, but makes you think... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheryl | 3/24/2011

    " If you love "magical" books and fairy tales...this book is all that with a twist! I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/21/2011

    " Enjoyable read, interesting characters, and I liked the concept. "

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

    " A seven yr. old boy is stolen by hobgoblins and replaced by a hobgoblin...Thus begins a new life for both boys...The story follows the life of both boys..A modern day fairy tale.. "

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About the Author
Author Keith Donohue

Keith Donohue is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Stolen Child, The Angels of Destruction, and Centuries of June. His work has been translated into two dozen languages, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post, among other publications. A graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Donohue also holds a PhD in English from the Catholic University of America. He lives in Maryland.

About the Narrators

Andy Paris is an actor and writer. A member of the Tectonic Theater Project, he and others wrote The Laramie Project, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2002, and in which he played Stephen Belber. He has also appeared in Law & Order. Paris is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Jeff Woodman is an actor and narrator. He is a winner of the prestigious Audie Award and a six-time finalist. He has received seventeen Earphones Awards and was named one of the Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile magazine. As an actor, he originated the title role in Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin and won the S.F. Critics’ Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband. In addition to numerous theater credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Cosby.