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The Book of Lost Things

John Connolly

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: “Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king.”. With echoes of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked and C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, author John Connolly introduces us to a cast of not-quite-familiar characters. Like the seven socialist dwarfs who poison an uninvited (and unpleasant) princess and try to peg the crime on her stepmother. Or the Loups, the evil human-canine hybrids spawned long ago by the union of a wolf and a seductive girl in a red cloak. As war rages across Europe, David is violently propelled into a land that is both a construct of his imagination yet frighteningly real, a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by wolves and worse-than-wolves, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book…The Book of Lost Things.

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: “Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king.”. With echoes of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked and C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, author John Connolly introduces us to a cast of not-quite-familiar characters. Like the seven socialist dwarfs who poison an uninvited (and unpleasant) princess and try to peg the crime on her stepmother. Or the Loups, the evil human-canine hybrids spawned long ago by the union of a wolf and a seductive girl in a red cloak. As war rages across Europe, David is violently propelled into a land that is both a construct of his imagination yet frighteningly real, a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by wolves and worse-than-wolves, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book…The Book of Lost Things.
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High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: “Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king.”. With echoes of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked and C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, author John Connolly introduces us to a cast of not-quite-familiar characters. Like the seven socialist dwarfs who poison an uninvited (and unpleasant) princess and try to peg the crime on her stepmother. Or the Loups, the evil human-canine hybrids spawned long ago by the union of a wolf and a seductive girl in a red cloak. As war rages across Europe, David is violently propelled into a land that is both a construct of his imagination yet frighteningly real, a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by wolves and worse-than-wolves, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book…The Book of Lost Things.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

10h 59m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:49


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:36