I wondered who the child murderer was - actually suspected the police.
When they found the dead body of the boy's dad along with the other children
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I'd recommend this book for a listen. The only thing that wasn't believable was the 13 yr. old's exploits.
no, the story is too constructed, didn't get under my skin
the story is too long, too many problems and issues packed into it
He makes it a real American story. - Good reading, easy to distinguish the caracters
no, the story was already long enough
too many dead people, too much killing
This is a really good story. I can't believe the reviewers who complain that the narrator's accent wasn't perfect or that the narrator didn't pronounce the word "a" the way they felt it should be pronounced. Therefore they couldn't enjoy the story. Really? That is like saying I didn't enjoy Venice because you thought the water in the canals smelled a little funny. As to the subject being a little dark, yes, the story is about a young boy looking for his abducted little sister. If you can't handle that, don't listen. But the bottom line is, this is a great story. One would like to see the young boy solve the mystery, but you are scared to death for the boy.
What's with the good reviews? The book was predictable, boring and accompanied by the smarmy, irritating narrator. Ugh. One of the worst books I've listened to (my Audible library has over 250 books).
Stereotypical evil step parent: check ( in this case it is the father.) mentally fragile yet stunningly beautiful mother: check. Long, boring, monotonous narration that moves the story only seconds: check. I wish this book was better, I was really rooting for it but by the end I was just bored.
Unlike the other reviews that I read, I found it hard to listen to this story. The topic was very heavy and disturbing, not realy entertainment for me, although I listened through to the end. I also found the narators forced southern acent detracting from the story. I will be more careful in my audiobook choices in the future.