This stunning debut novel from Australian author Lucy Christopher generated considerable buzz for its nonstop suspense and breathtaking imagery. Sixteen-year-old Gemma is on a layover at Bangkok Airport, headed to Vietnam with her parents. Then the vaguely familiar Ty drugs Gemma’s drink and steals her away. Her head swirling in confusion, Gemma soon finds herself fighting to survive in the unforgiving Outback.
©2010 Lucy Christopher (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
Its not too often we find a book which induces us to feel sympathetic towards both victim and perpetrator of a crime. That's what made this book different for me, and enjoyable.
I did wish the ending could have been different, but ... of course ... it couldn't.
This book kept my attention and the narrator read beautifully. It was just the right length and probably would have become tedious if it was any longer. It did get me thinking about the relationship between captor and captive.
A more interesting storyline
The excruciatingly slow pace
Had to stop listening since podcasts are a million times more interesting
I bought this book this little knowledge of the story. I loved the story and the way it was told and the performance so much that a year later I listen to it all over again. As I finish this book for the second time I was still sad to see the characters go…I will be looking for more Lucy Christopher books!
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Talk about a wonderful surprise! Stolen is about the abduction of a young girl and more. . . it is about truth and lies, relationships, right and wrong, love and hate, compassion and disregard for the feelings of others. What is most interesting is that the abductee and abductor are both telling lies and truths, doing what is right and yet also doing what is wrong, hating while learning to love, and feeling empathy and compassion all while having disdain and disregard for the other.
It is a great story, well narrated and certainly worth your time. I do think that women are more likely to relate to the story than men, but it may be that many men will like the book too.
Take a chance. Listen!
I have always been one who loves to read. I found if you follow your passions you'll always be happy.
This story was written with such an amazing point of view. I found it captivating and poignant, full of pathos, human tragedy and anguish, so much that I couldn't put it down. My heart bled for the child inside of the man who stole Gemma. Read this story or better yet, listen to it on audible. I have no doubt you'll be moved by this truly eloquently written account of the bond of love and hate between two people who will never be the same.
This story had so much potential but in the end never delivered. There was not enough of anything. I felt like the story had just started when the heroine was injured and subsequently rescued. There just needed to be substantially more story between the time she was stolen and the rescue. Very disappointed.
I am a Lover of Audible books and also cd and mp3 books. I have 3 grown children, 9 grandchildren and I have been married for 31 years.
it was hard to follow and very BORING
it wouldn't make any difference
Just a REALLY unsatisfying story...
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