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The Nowhere Child

Narrated by: Stef Smith
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
4 out of 5 stars (530 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On her lunch break in Melbourne, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home 28 years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl. At first she brushes it off but soon finds herself questioning her family history and begins to unravel an unexpectedly dark past.

©2018 Christian White (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Awesome story

I loved this book, I couldn't figure out what would happen next. I thought it was suspenseful without being a thriller. I've never read anything like it before.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Great story

I loved the story but not the narrator. She was too chirpy for this story.

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Persist

I didn't like the narrater, she sounded as if it was all terribly funny. However, the story, after initially having dismissed it, was griping and left me guessing till the end. I certainly recommend.

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On the edge of my seat

I love this book, it’s so suspenseful and I did not predict the thrilling twists and turns that this story takes. I’ve already recommended it to multiple people and they have all loved it as well. Such an easy read but so interesting as well. I actually can’t wait to read it again! Well done Christian

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Narrator all wrong

I had to give up on the audio and revert to the e-book version on my Kindle. The narrator's story time at play school delivery - replete with girly giggles - was really at odds with the content and became irritating. Aside from that, she was pretty good at accents and the story very compelling.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • stephen
  • Clare, Australia
  • 23-12-2018

A narration makes or breaks a book

While this was quite an interesting story, the narration made it impossible to listen for any length of time as it was a strange mix of slow-mo interspersed with a kind of chuckle! I had to work hard to finish this book and almost gave up several times.

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Great story with some annoying bits

I nearly gave up on this story because of the narrator who sounded amateurish at times. She adopted a cute voice for example when reading about a child and a little giggle when reading about something funny or ironic. She did improve by the end however. The author sprinkled Americanisms throughout the story which was unnecessary for an Australian novel BUT overall it was a read book and I’m glad I preserved.

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Terrible

I’ve tried and tried to listen to this book to no avail. Needs a good edit.

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loved this story!

story was engaging,
narrator was fantastic,
the length was great too,not too short! buy it!

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Great story by the narrator is WAAYYYY to giggly.

I read a review before purchasing the book where the writer described the narrator as "play school story time" and boy were they right. She's good for the most part but she has a giggle in her voice at the most inappropriate times. Story was great though, had you guessing until the end!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Anne Freeman
  • 26-07-2018

A modern day classic

I was awe struck by the scope and ambition of this book. The characters are nuanced and masterfully developed. The plot line draws you in and keeps you enthralled until the final page. Normally I read books back to back. But this one I’ll have to sit with a while.

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  • J. Johns
  • 13-04-2019

Compelling from start to finish!

I was hooked by the premise and not let down. You think you’re going to work out what happens but the ending is surprising, yet realistic and it’s an enthralling, satisfying read.