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  • By: Casey Watson
  • Narrated by: Kate Lock
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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A Boy Without Hope

By: Casey Watson
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Summary

A BOY WITHOUT HOPE is the heart-breaking story of a boy who didn’t know the meaning of love. A history of abuse and neglect has left Miller destined for life’s scrap heap. But in this turbulent story of conflict and struggle, Casey Watson is determined to help Miller overcome his demons, show him love and give him hope.

Casey Watson is back, doing the job she does best – rolling up her sleeves and fostering the children who, on first meeting, seem like hopeless cases. But when she meets Miller and discovers the truth about his disturbing childhood, even Casey begins to doubt if this child will ever be able to accept love.

Found naked and alone on a railway track, Miller was just five when he was first admitted into the care system. Emotionally tormented by his biological parents, Miller has never understood how to establish meaningful relationships, and his destructive past, and over 20 failed placements, is sealing his fate in society’s social scrap heap.

After a torrent of violent behaviour and numerous failed attempts to help Miller, Casey decides to make an intervention, implementing a severe regime that strips Miller of all control. But soon the emotional demands of Miller’s case start to take their toll on Casey and Mike. Just how far is Casey willing to go to help Miller and save him from his inner demons?

©2018 Casey Watson (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great story

Overall good performance by the narrator and great story by Casey Watson but dreadful scouse accent

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interesting book

sad that a young boy was so mentally scared by what happend in his past that he made it so no one could love him as he had not known love

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An Excellent book

An excellent book, to be able to look inside the fostering world is insightful, and how much you would not know

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love it

love it it was fantastic well read a gane thank you just great he is ďoing well

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Another amazing offering.

This was a fantastic book, I am a big fan of this author and really enjoy all her books. What I liked most about this one is that Casey did not sugar coat anything and showed that despite being a good foster carer and very successful that not everything is perfect. It was clearly a difficult placement but the fact she tried everything possible to help Miller was amazing specially with the amount of problems he clearly suffered. I found this book a very good read and can't wait for the next offering by this author.

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wow what a story

so sad to never know what a child has fully been threw even sadder to think you are not worth anything and have absolutely no hope

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fantastic

wow loved it, from another fostercarer x we just want to do the best by then x

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Riveting story

Casey Watson showed such determination to do all she could for this little boy. Gripping story to the end

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Awful narration

The start of the book was interesting, and although the narration was awful I stuck it out to find out the ending, however it felt like the book was rushed at the end, and alot of questions unanswered. I would not recommend

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Story is Fab narrater a problem

The story yet again from Casey Watson is fabulous, sadly it is ruined for me by the narrater. The voices she uses really are off putting especially the one for Miller. She uses a Jamaican accent when you have an image of a blonde haired white boy from the book cover it really is so off putting. In Previous books i got quite irritated with the voices but after this one i wont be purchasing any more. Such a shame

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