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Publisher's Summary

Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows.

When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged seven, her immediate reaction is: Why can't he stay with his present carers for the last month? He's already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he'll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn't coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy.

He settles easily and is very much looking forward to having a forever family of his own. The introductions and move to his adoptive family go well. But Alex is only with them for a week when problems begin. What happens next is both shocking and upsetting, and calls into question the whole adoption process.

©2017 Cathy Glass (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Not for me

A interesting enough story, I didn't find it hard to listen to but it wasn't exciting and I wasn't rushing right back to listen to it. I found I was intrigued to see what happened

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awesome as always

I love Cathy Glass' books. So raw and so real. A real superwoman. Highly recommend all her books!

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  • Randi shelton
  • 28-02-2017

Another excellent read

This is another wonderful book about a little boy who so desperately wants a family to call his own. I experienced the same emotions of anger frustration and sadness along with Cathy and little Alex as they struggled to come to terms with the failure of that first adoption... As the reader looking in, it seemed obvious to me that it wouldn't work. Rosemary and Edward were too formal in their manner. They just couldn't relate to a child like Alex. I cheered for everyone when the second placement worked out so well. Alex had a long hard road ahead of him, and I'm glad things worked out so well for all of them.

Cathy Glass tells this story in the same engrossing style she does all her others. I was hooked from the first page and once again felt like I knew her and her family a little more.

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  • Junemarie Williams
  • 04-05-2017

Cathy Glass - MY HERO

What made the experience of listening to Nobody's Son the most enjoyable?

Cathy Glass is the epitome of what a foster mother should be. She cares about her foster children and their future lives. She helps them deal with their past.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nobody's Son?

When Cathy talked to the foster parents at the MDT meeting after the child was returned to her home.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Cathy Glass is the epitome of what a foster mother should be.

Any additional comments?

I'm going to get more of her books. She is a good writer, and a great foster mother.

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  • Lisa Willett
  • 11-03-2018

pretty good

This one was a bit harder to get through The storyline wasn't as exciting or moving as most of her books. I had trouble loving this one It's still good but lacked suspense and emotion.

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  • K. M.
  • 06-08-2017

Heart breaking but could not quit reading.

A great listen from the minute the book started. Definitely recommend. Tugs at the heart strings.

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  • Deanna Call
  • 27-06-2017

Great book!!

I loved this book!! It kept me wondering how things would turn out. It wasn't something that was predictable. Kept my interest.

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  • Bybeeblue
  • 11-03-2017

Very Disappointed

Beautifully read though. Very nice. I wish I hadn't bought it. Not what I thought.

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  • Rachel L.
  • 11-06-2017

Amazing!!!

brilliant narration held my attention well despite my ADHD and brilliant book well done Cathy

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  • Mrs. Lorraine J. Brown
  • 01-03-2017

Wonderful

Another fantastic story from Cathy Glass, excellent narration, I look forward to seeing how this young man progresses in the future. I have all of Cathy's books and look forward to listening to more stories in the future.

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 26-02-2017

another fantastic book by this author.

Would you consider the audio edition of Nobody's Son to be better than the print version?

I am visually impaired so i rely on the audio copy so this is not aplicable to me.

What other book might you compare Nobody's Son to, and why?

would compare this book to will you love me as the story mainly focused on adoption and what can go wrong if a child is given negative experiences.

What does Denica Fairman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She reads with emotion and manages to create identaties for all the characters seperately so you know who is speaking and get a feel for the character.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

Any additional comments?

fantastic as usual, i always look forward to this authors books.

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  • Alison Eccles
  • 07-07-2018

nobody's son

was another amazing story by an amazing author it was sad but very lovely x

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  • Jenny Davies
  • 12-04-2018

Another fantastic read/listen

already read the book, but I have purchased the Audio version x loved it again x

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-2017

Rescuers of damaged children

Brill story truthful and touching. Showing how there is some special people who give so much love

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  • Crazymazy
  • 18-07-2017

A wonderful insight .....

.......as usual. Gives me food for thought as I work closely with a fantastic group of foster carers support traumatised and vulnerable looked after children

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  • Ninja
  • 29-06-2017

well read

well put together. read nicely with a good insight of the life of a foster carers. look forward to hearing more.

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  • Rad
  • 26-04-2017

another excellent read that couldnt be put down

excrllent
again brilliant storys explainned with respect and love enjoyed most of cathys other books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-03-2017

retired dog walker sussex

I found it syrupy and slow, both story and narration. I grew up in care! .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful