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
John Hart always writes a good story but unfortunately, it was torture listening to this book. The narration was horrible. 'Thee' instead of 'the' among other things made me praying the story would end.
A decent story but the narrator reads like a 4 year old. Would keep me from buying another title with him as narrator. Like with Scott Brick I miss alot of good books because I can't stand his narration. Wish there was a way to pick the person you wanted to narrate your book. Would probably sell a lot more books.
I have done little else for the last three days but listen to this great story.
I'm australian so dialect is wasted on me though I did assume the narrator was using a 'rural accent'. It takes me a while to get used to any american accent and perhaps this one took longer than others. Certainly I was reminded of someone getting over a speech impediment by enunciating every syllable slowly and clearly. I've never heard the word 'ambulance' pronounced the way it did in this book.
But 5 stars for a very entertaining read
This is what every thriller wants to be. It is in no way predictable and completely surprising at every turn. A dark anxious atmosphere, a hopeless quest, strange characters that seemed so real, a fantastic, unexpected hero that you will adore in spite of how disturbing he is, and once the ground is laid, virtually nonstop action make this one a real winner. The unbelievable plot ...... just feels completely real.
The narration isn't the best to listen to, but it did seem characteristic of the region. I sped up the playback on my ipod so it wasn't a problem for me. If the narrator bothers you, it is worth buying and reading.
I absolutely could not stop after about the mid point of this book, so be prepared to not want to stop once it gets really rolling. I listened while I cleaned my house so it kept me on task. This is a first for me! I think it would be a great travel book.
This is a very good book, but the narrator reads like a child who is just learning to read. It's hard to tell the difference between the different characters when the narrator reads a conversation between characters. I would recommend this book on Audible, but just be aware that the narrator isn't great.
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!
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