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The Buried Book Audiobook

The Buried Book

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When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he's left on his uncle's farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.

It's 1952, and Jasper isn't allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He's lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle's good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she's coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.

As he's drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother - and now it's chasing him too.

©2016 D. M. Pulley (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Douglas Van Aartsen Iowa 09-10-16
    Douglas Van Aartsen Iowa 09-10-16
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    "this is a very difficult book to read."

    this book captures the idea of a nine-year-old caught in difficulties too great for him to understand. it is hard to read how there are no really good people in this story. except of course for the nine-year-old. I would not recommend this book to anyone under 18 years old. it is it is unremittingly hard to handle. the author has done a great job of showing what a nine-year-old might be like in horrible horrible horrible situations. as a book it fails , but as a character study it is without peer.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 08-26-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 08-26-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Wonderful historical mystery!"

    DM Pulley's second book does not disappoint. Her first book, the historical mystery The Dead Key, came as a complete surprise. The Buried Book is completely different, but just as good. In 1952 nine year old Jasper Leary has seemingly been abandoned by his mother Athea who leaves him with her brother and his family. The novel is about the hardships Jasper faces as he searches for his mother. Luke Daniels narrates brilliantly as did Emily Sutton-Smith with The Dead Key. DM Pulley is an author worth watching. Brilliance Audio deserves credit for their outstanding selection of narrators for her two audiobook novels.

    I recommend this book and this author.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Erin 09-08-16
    Erin 09-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Definitely recommend this book. "

    I was hooked from the beginning. The imagery was very solid and the characters well developed. I couldn't put it down.

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    Melinda Block 09-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The bookk had potential for so much more."

    In the middle of the book the story started to get exciting. I waited and waited but the story became predictable. The book was not horrible it did what it was supposed to do, kill time. I just wasn't wowed.

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    bettyb111 09-13-16
    bettyb111 09-13-16
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    "I was hooked after the first chapter."

    The narration was a bit flat and annoying at times, but the story held my attention. I really hope to see more from this author soon!

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    Debra 09-12-16
    Debra 09-12-16
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    "Well written"

    I really liked the way the book was organized . Each chapter asks and answers a question. One of my favorite listens.

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    Holly Blackorby 09-06-16
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    Becomes rather tedious and is too long. Too many characters. Really don't feel it's worth the time.

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    Wendy A. Bable Corpus Christi, TX USA 09-02-16
    Wendy A. Bable Corpus Christi, TX USA 09-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Dreadfully disappointing"

    The book had an intriguing premise, but took FOREVER to get to a predictable and depressing ending. The young protagonist goes through a series of near-miss accidents, each more improbable than the last, in the pursuit of what he seeks, but is so petulant and repetitive that it's impossible to invest in his journey. It was a tedious listening experience.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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