The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

Narrated by: Gerard Doyle, Jeff Woodman
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
4 out of 5 stars (151 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Nine-year-old Louis Drax lies in a coma in a hospital bed, re-living the events that led to his near-fatal fall into a ravine. Despite being attracted to the boy's mother Natalie Drax, Louis' doctor, Pascal Dannachet, begins reluctantly to question her version of Louis' accident and the apparent culpability of her missing husband.

As the boy struggles to communicate from within his coma, the chilling truth emerges....

©2004 Liz Jensen (P)2005 W F Howes Ltd

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    52
  • 4 Stars
    50
  • 3 Stars
    34
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    66
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    17
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    44
  • 4 Stars
    38
  • 3 Stars
    30
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Intriguing, but easy to figure out

The content was intriguing, but the mystery was easily solved in my opinion. It's a nice short piece to read on a plane ride or something. Easy to listen to.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Anti climatic

You can guess the end as soon as the book starts. It drags and drags.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Disappointing...

I bought this book after seeing the commercials for the upcoming movie and was interested in the story. I've decided I won't be seeing the movie unless they've made some major changes. Unfortunately, the secret at the end I had figured out before I even started the book. I was hoping for something different. I didn't actually care for Louis either. He came off too whiney and young. There was really no emotional tie to him. I had to continuously force myself to listen to the rest of it and was relieved when it was over. Overall, I think I'll be returning this one.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for POS
  • POS
  • 04-27-17

Great Narration.

Would recommend this to anyone interested in the strange or unusual that goes on in the world.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Debbie
  • Debbie
  • 09-12-16

Decent suspense story but...

Slightly turgid prose and poor narration just didn't do it justice. Always difficult having an adult do a child's voice but this one also had an Australia twang. The main adult voice was flat and did nothing to engage the listener.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for SDY
  • SDY
  • 04-06-13

Not bad

Liz Jensen writes some unusual thrillers, with compelling characters. This story is well narrated and so easy to listen, it's an ideal listen for a long flight. Quite gripping and probably more meaningful than most thrillers out there.