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 purchased this thinking that it would be one or both of the above and it is definitely not either. Don't get me wrong, this is an excellent romance story and is perfectly balanced when it comes to description of the world and keeping a steady pace. But do not read this if you want a surprise ending or constant suspense,you will be disappointed.
Expecting a lot more from this story than I got. Avoid this book unless you suffer from insomnia.
better narrators out there
no! it'd be a boring movie
I read the book twice and decided to listen the audiobook. I can't get enough of this story, it's just so different than your typical "love story". I feel like there is so much more left unsaid...and that by the end of the story was when it was just getting really interesting. Hope the another will continue the story.
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