It was the story of something extraordinary happening to a supposedly "normal" family. I could relate to it on many levels, which made it all the more engaging.
The entire last chapter.
His voice is easy to listen to.
I was shocked at the ending and parts of the book still remain with me.
The narrator was able to capture each character so well. I never felt like the narrator was changing HIS voice to speak as a different character - it just seemed like it actually WAS a different character was speaking.
For me it was when the dad heard Jacob cry out in his sleep, and attempted to talk to this "typical" preteen. He displayed such patience by offering comfort despite the lack of response and total disdain from Jacob. Haven't all of us with kids of this age not experienced this?
A sense of mystery and intrigue.
It was very moving and had a compelling ending.
I really liked it.
Very interesting story. Thought provoking. Leaves you curious as to what you would do, given the circumstances?
Didn't want to stop listening! Spellbinding.
OMG - the trip to Jamaica and the final outcome made me gasp, even though I suspected what was going to happen it still made chills run up my spine.
I was fascinated by Jacob, his secrets and behaviors were compelling.
Don't Have Children!
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
This is a tale that's been told before (in at least one classic film) but rarely as well as this book tells it. It's going to be hard to discuss this without throwing spoilers out there. The author hooks the reader from the start and slowly reveals puzzle pieces as the book progresses in a skillfully written peek-a-boo fan dance of clues and emotional revelations. Echoes with elements of one recent true crime story in particular - I can say no more! Very well done.
The ending was completely unpredictable. I also liked that we could not see into Jacob's mind any more than his parents could.
The description of the car ride Jacob takes with his mother.
Yes I feel this story could happen to anyone, and it creates good discussions. It keeps you on the edge of the sit.
This is an enjoyable experience because it truly mimics what our teenagers lives have become in 2012. The use of social media and the internet has totally impacted how we can allow ourselves to live in room with only one view which totally destroys who we were made to be.
The best part if this story is that it has several climatic episidoes that you can not see coming.
I loved his voice for this type of book. He developed each character through his voice.
What the mother did to save her community from Jacob.
Cant wait to hear more from the author.
I love the way Grover reads to me. I didn't like this book
tragic. terrible. well written. well read.