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The Last Child Audiobook

The Last Child

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Publisher's Summary

Fresh off the success of his Edgar® Award-winning, New York Times best seller Down River, John Hart returns with his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search. What he finds is a city with an underbelly far blacker than anyone could've imagined - and somewhere in the depths of it all, with the help of his only friend and a giant of a man with his own strange past, Johnny, at last, finds the terrible truth.

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

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    Karin Germany 04-04-11
    Karin Germany 04-04-11
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    "good story"

    I liked the story and I loved the narrator! I'm just a fan of southern language and this was great!

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    Kerry Rancho Murieta, CA, United States 03-08-11
    Kerry Rancho Murieta, CA, United States 03-08-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Great story...odd reader"

    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.

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    Michael Barach Boston, MA 02-07-11
    Michael Barach Boston, MA 02-07-11 Member Since 2016

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    "Terrific piece of entertainment"

    Fast paced plot, interesting characters, very well written, terrific narrator, simply first-class entertainment. Well done!

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    Michelle New Bloomfield, PA, United States 01-12-11
    Michelle New Bloomfield, PA, United States 01-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Might be a good story - Narration is awful"

    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.

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    Mary Watertown, SD, United States 01-09-11
    Mary Watertown, SD, United States 01-09-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable 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.

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    one hot momma 10-22-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Great!"

    Good best one I have listened to. Has a lot of suspense but that is what makes a good audiobook.

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    Amazon Customer 09-29-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Awful"

    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

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    "This is a great listen!"

    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.

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    Linda Beebe, AR, United States 09-13-10
    Linda Beebe, AR, United States 09-13-10 Member Since 2013
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    "The Last Child"

    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

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    S. Hoyte Salinas, Ca. USA 08-27-10
    S. Hoyte Salinas, Ca. USA 08-27-10 Member Since 2001

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    "Great story, WORST AUDIBLE NARRATOR EVER!"

    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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