The Book of Lost Things

  • by John Connolly
  • Narrated by Nick Rawlinson
  • 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother.... As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves, and monsters, and begins his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.

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I wish I had written this.........

Would you listen to The Book of Lost Things again? Why?

I have not finished listening yet because for a change I dont want the experience to end.
The story is gripping and grim, the narration is enthralling as is the story in every sense. Its brutal and kind like all good fairy stories should be.


Who was your favorite character and why?

The 7 dwarves


Which character – as performed by Nick Rawlinson – was your favourite?

snow white


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

made me shiver


Any additional comments?

soon I will have to sit and listen to the end but am putting it off till its dark and cold once again

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- Mark

A beautifully read and transfixing tale

This wonderful book takes a series of fairy tales, turns them on their heads and builds them into a marvellous story following the journey of one boy to manhood. It is a story tellers dream and Nick Rawlinson is the ultimate one to tell it. His narration is outstanding, and one of the best I have heard. The emotion and life that he brings to the book is superb.

The twist in the fairy tales that David (the boy) encounters is at times hilarious, and at other times frightening and gory. The story weaves beautifully from one to another and whilst the culmination is inevitable, there is no loss in the telling of it.

Wonderfully written. Superbly read.
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- Simon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-02-2012
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton