Dan Smith
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Dan Smith

Growing up, Dan Smith led three lives. In one he survived the day-to-day humdrum of boarding school, while in another he travelled the world, finding adventure in the padi fields of Asia and the jungles of Brazil. But the third life he lived in a world of his own, making up stories . . . Which is where some people say he still lives most of the time.

Dan has lived in many places that inspire his writing - including Sierra Leone, Sumatra, northern and central Brazil. He's even lived in Spain and in the Soviet Union, but he's now settled in Newcastle with his wife and two young children to keep him on his toes. And, boy, do they keep him on his toes!

Past jobs have varied from dishwasher extraordinaire (or, perhaps, just ordinaire), social security fraud (detecting it, not committing it), to working on giant-sized Christmas decorations, and a fistful of mundane office jobs, but throughout all of those things, he's always kept writing.

Dan writes for both children and adults.

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    • The Child Thief

    • A Novel
    • By: Dan Smith
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 609

    A troubled World War I veteran races across the frozen steppe of 1930's Ukraine to save a child from a shadowy killer with unthinkable plans....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cold, Subtle, and Full of Suspense

    • By JD on 04-23-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • My Friend the Enemy

    • By: Dan Smith
    • Narrated by: Leon Williams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Peter feels compelled to help a wounded German pilot, but he doesn't want to be a traitor - especially not to his father, who is off fighting the Nazis....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very much enjoyed this book

    • By tb on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Boy X

    • By: Dan Smith
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Kidnapped and drugged, Ash wakes up on a remote tropical island. His mum - a genetic scientist - has been imprisoned and infected with a deadly virus....

    Regular price: $16.21

    • My Brother's Secret

    • By: Dan Smith
    • Narrated by: Leon Williams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In My Brother's Secret, set in 1941 Germany, 13-year-old Karl is proud to join the Hitler Youth. But Karl's faith in the Fuhrer is shaken after his father is killed in the war....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Accurate history? Maybe, but who really knows?

    • By Carl on 01-11-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Big Game

    • By: Dan Smith
    • Narrated by: Michael Bakkensen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Thirteen-year-old Oskari is sent into the cold wilderness on an ancient test of manhood. He must survive armed only with a bow and arrow....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Big Game

    • Die Jagd beginnt
    • By: Dan Smith
    • Narrated by: Julian Greis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In der Nacht vor seinem dreizehnten Geburtstag muss Oskari allein in die Wildnis, so verlangt es die Tradition. Bewaffnet mit Pfeil und Bogen soll er ein...

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Dark Horizons

    • By: Dan Smith
    • Narrated by: Max Dowler
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    After caring for his mother in her last days, Alex has gone off round the world - with no plan other than to travel and maybe recapture some of his lost youth....

    Regular price: $21.88

    • Red Winter

    • By: Dan Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Russia, 1920: Kolya has deserted his Red Army unit and returns home to bury his brother and reunite with his wife and sons....

    Regular price: $22.05

    • The Child Thief

    • By: Dan Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    From out of the whiteness, a dark figure comes.... December 1930, Ukraine. After the horrors of war, Luka wants a quiet life with his family....

    Regular price: $19.62

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