Detective Clyde Hunt has devoted an entire year to Alyssa's case, and it shows: haunted and sleepless, he's lost his wife and put his shield at risk. But he can't put the case behind him - he won't - and when another girl goes missing, the failures of the past year harden into iron determination. Refusing to lose another child, Hunt knows he has to break the rules to make the case; and maybe, just maybe, the missing girl will lead him to Alyssa...
The Last Child is a tale of boundaries: county borders and circles on a map, the hard edge between good and evil, life and death, hopelessness and faith. Perfectly blending character and plot, emotion and action, John Hart again transcends the barrier between thrillers and literature to craft a story as heartrending as it is redemptive.
©2009 John Hart; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
I really enjoyed the story but, after the third chapter, I swear the reader was a different person. He clips each word and reads like a robot, pronounces each word in such an odd manner that it is actually distracting and annoying. Weird that he did not do that for the first three chapters. I actually went back to see if I had imagined it. Would have liked the book a lot better if he had continued to read as he had in the first three chapters.
Fast paced plot, interesting characters, very well written, terrific narrator, simply first-class entertainment. Well done!
Might be a good story - Narration is just awful!
I just can’t listen any more. The narrator is just so hard to listen to. There is no emotion; it is hard to tell one character from another. There is unusual emphasis on the words “The”,” a” and others that sound so unnatural.
This may be a book you want to read.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I listen to audio books for my workouts and need something that will keep my attention. I know I burned many calories with the excellent book. I didn't want to stop listening! One of the best I have downloaded.
Bad writing, bad narration. The plot is not believable, the dialogue is simplistic. How can anyone give this book more than one star. Proves what a wide variety of tastes there are in the reading public
The author has the astonishing ability to create a personal link between the reader and the characters. I felt as if I had met a character or had read about them in a local paper. I always wanted to see what twist was coming up to cause me to question my assumptions. I highly recommend this book.
I was instantly drawn into the plot. I felt the chacters come to life,each personallity glowed. The ending was wonderful, and left the listener wanting more......excellent
I purchased this book on the recommendation of a friend. I don't know if she read the book or listened to it as I have been. I have enjoyed the story but cannot recommend it. The narration is equivalent to a high school kid in remedial English. Absolutely horrible. I am almost done and want to know the ending but it will not be easy getting there. What a pity.
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