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The Child Audiobook

The Child

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Publisher's Summary

My name is Simon. I'm 10 years old. I'm a serial killer.

Robert Stern, a successful defence lawyer, doesn't know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. To his astonishment, the defendant is a 10-year-old boy - Simon, a fragile child with a chronic illness who insists that he was a murderer in a former life.

Stern's surprise quickly turns to horror as he searches the cellar Simon has directed him to and discovers the skeletal remains of a man, the skull split with an axe - just as Simon told him he would. But this is only the beginning, as Simon tells Stern where to find even more victims whose bodies have lain undisturbed for years. Suddenly the present feels murderously dangerous as well....

The Child is a darkly twisting thriller that will make your heart pound with adrenaline.

©2014 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    Boo 25/08/2016
    Boo 25/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Far fetched and uncomfortable"

    Narration is very good but the story itself was not for me. The scenes of child abuse made me feel sick. I couldn't finish it.

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    rumsey 93 02/04/2016
    rumsey 93 02/04/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Woah"

    The Child is extremely well written and read! loved it all the way through and couldn't stop listening

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    sylvia moss 27/02/2016
    sylvia moss 27/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant!"

    Enjoyed this book ,some parts are difficult to listen to but i got lost in the voice story telling . I will be recommending this book.

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    Louise Barnstaple, United Kingdom 12/01/2016
    Louise Barnstaple, United Kingdom 12/01/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Gripping twists! Anymore?"

    A twisting plot with a great depth of character and scene description. I devoured this one.

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  • UncleHammy
    Towanda, KS United States
    08/01/16
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    "Well written mystery."

    The Child is a good story, well written.

    The performance was OK but why did the street toughs all have to have Cockney accents? The story takes place in Germany. Does it really make sense that the criminals would all sound like My Fair Lady? I understand the translation was in English and recorded by a British voice actor but, I found the choice of accents odd.

    Overall it is a very good book. A very good story reminiscent of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." and the voice acting was pretty good.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • patycake54
    16/02/16
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    "started strong ended weak"

    I had listened two other books and enjoy them but I struggled same interested in this book to me it was little far fetched

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