Get Your Free Audiobook

The Nowhere Child

Narrated by: Stef Smith
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (242 ratings)
Non-member price: $25.82
After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

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

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    121
  • 4 Stars
    77
  • 3 Stars
    33
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    5

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    116
  • 4 Stars
    50
  • 3 Stars
    37
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    14

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    122
  • 4 Stars
    66
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    5
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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

Great story

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

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!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Simone
  • YARRAMBAT, Australia
  • 25-03-2019

Captivating!

You find yourself quickly drawn into the past and present. You want to know how the story ends but you also don’t want it to end. Loved it!

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

an engaging story

a very engaging story with a good mystery. the ending was a little unbelievable but still interesting!

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

wow, really gets you in

didn't want to stop listening until I reach the end ....fantastic. Really well told and a great story

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 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.