The Child

The Child

Audiobook CD - 2017
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"As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss. But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn--house by house--into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women--and torn between what she can and cannot tell"--Container.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2017
ISBN: 9781524779924
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (approximately 11 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
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Aug 13, 2018

I just finished listening to the book in its entirety and found all the readers understandable, character distinct, and appropriate for their parts. I did listen at speed 1.25 so nobody spoke too slowly. I highly recommend this audio version.
The plot is very well told. I love to be surprised and was!

Jul 19, 2018

I heard this novel is great but I couldn't listen to more than an hour of the audiobook because one of the reader's accents is so irritating. I would recommend reading it vs. listening unless slow, cockney English accents don't bother you.


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