Amy Storkel

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  • The Foundling

  • The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me
  • By: Paul Joseph Fronczak, Alex Tresniowski
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 558

The Foundling tells the incredible and inspiring true story of Paul Fronczak, a man who recently discovered via a DNA test that he was not who he thought he was - and set out to solve two 50-year-old mysteries at once. Along the way he upturned the genealogy industry, unearthed his family's deepest secrets, and broke open the second longest cold-case in US history, all in a desperate bid to find out who he really is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prepare yourself for a journey that will take you to shocking places!

  • By OUChris on 04-04-17

Fascinating but slow

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Reviewed: 11-07-17

The story itself is fascinating. But the writer takes a long time in between the fascinating points to cover a lot of boring details. I also didn’t like the reader’s voice. It would’ve been better if the author had read it himself. I heard his voice in the prologue and I liked it a lot better. Quick tip: playing it on 1.25X speed makes it a lot easier to get through and not feel quite so slow and dragging on.
Otherwise there were definitely moments where I couldn’t stop listening because I wanted to find out what Paul would discover next. I found myself thinking about this family and the story all the time.

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