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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (69 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nigel Richardson Narrator: Euan Morton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fourteen-year-old Graham Sinclair was born with huge, strange hands. He was also born with a secret. The only time he ever told someone his secret, it got him into big trouble. So he won’t be telling anyone ever again—or so he thinks. 

In this suspenseful and magical debut novel, Graham finds his life suddenly, thrillingly complicated—and his secret harder and harder to conceal.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sharp and knowing and funny.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Part thriller, part fable, The Wrong Hands has elements of magic realism reminiscent of Skellig and a teenage narrator with the kind of ingénue voice that marked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time…An intriguing read.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

  • “Hugely entertaining.”

    Independent (London)

  • “The mix of contemporary technology with magical realism makes for a thrilling mystery, with surprises that continue throughout the story…Everything culminates in a triumphant climax. Older fans of David Almond’s Skellig will want this clever debut novel.”


  • “Listeners will relate to the teenage boy and his struggle with being different.”

    School Library Journal

  • Winner of a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lois | 12/4/2012

    " It took too long--since I was listening to an audiobook version--to get to Graham's secret. The ending was a little odd. Everything else is interesting & likeable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Allison | 9/17/2012

    " Grahame Sinclair has a lot of wisdom to share...if only people would listen to him and quit staring at his hands... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 7/12/2012

    " Interesting character, great reader. Story kind of lost momentum though... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott Killen | 11/7/2011

    " A very good short story about a boy with a secret... "

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