When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he's left on his uncle's farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.
It's 1952, and Jasper isn't allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He's lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle's good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she's coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.
As he's drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother - and now it's chasing him too.
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"Wonderful historical mystery!"
DM Pulley's second book does not disappoint. Her first book, the historical mystery The Dead Key, came as a complete surprise. The Buried Book is completely different, but just as good. In 1952 nine year old Jasper Leary has seemingly been abandoned by his mother Athea who leaves him with her brother and his family. The novel is about the hardships Jasper faces as he searches for his mother. Luke Daniels narrates brilliantly as did Emily Sutton-Smith with The Dead Key. DM Pulley is an author worth watching. Brilliance Audio deserves credit for their outstanding selection of narrators for her two audiobook novels.
I recommend this book and this author.
loved it. narrative was done quite well, and made listening quite easy. Not for a weak minded or sheltered personality.
I really liked the way the book was organized . Each chapter asks and answers a question. One of my favorite listens.
"It Was Okay"
I listened to The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley. Although neither book is a literary masterpiece , they were both enjoyable.
I felt a little let down.
Yes. Mr. Daniels gives each character his/her own voice, and he has terrific pace and tempo.
I'd probably watch it on Netflix.
"this is a very difficult book to read."
this book captures the idea of a nine-year-old caught in difficulties too great for him to understand. it is hard to read how there are no really good people in this story. except of course for the nine-year-old. I would not recommend this book to anyone under 18 years old. it is it is unremittingly hard to handle. the author has done a great job of showing what a nine-year-old might be like in horrible horrible horrible situations. as a book it fails , but as a character study it is without peer.
"Definitely recommend this book. "
I was hooked from the beginning. The imagery was very solid and the characters well developed. I couldn't put it down.
I enjoyed Luke Daniel's narration of this book so much. His company of voices for the characters were so well done, you'd swear there were several narrators involved. This was an exceptionally long book, and could have become a snooze in the slow parts, but thanks to the excellent narration, this book came alive!
"Good story told through a young boy"
This is the first book I have read by this author and I look forward to reading more of his books. I enjoyed this book it is a mystery told through a young boy about the past and present. It revolves about his missing mother and himself. Great book and the audio narrator also did a good job. I would definitely recommend this book.
"The Buried Book"
I loved this book, and especially enjoyed the audio version so beautifully narrated by Luke Daniels. His mastery of the various voices was incredible, and the characters were wonderfully developed so that I felt I actually knew them.
It's not awful. I've read worse. I was able to finish the audio book
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