The Lost Boy

  • by David Pelzer
  • Narrated by Brian Keeler
  • 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Lost Boy spent over two years on the New York Times best-seller list and has profoundly influenced more than one million readers' lives. Following the tremendous success of Pulitzer Prize nominee A Child Called "It", this book continues the extraordinary tale of author Dave Pelzer's childhood. On the verge of adolescence, Dave is rescued from his terrifyingly abusive, alcoholic mother and made a permanent ward of the court. Then the real journey begins. He is moved from one foster home to another, searching for identity and family. A rebellious, defiant boy, Dave seeks attention by shoplifting and even spends time in juvenile detention when suspected of arson. Finally, after five sets of foster parents, he finds a mother and father who love him.
Pelzer, who has received commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, travels throughout the world inspiring others through speeches and work to prevent child abuse. His courageous story is enhanced by Brian Keeler's thoughtful narration.


What the Critics Say

"This is sure to be popular among students and readers who await a sequel to A Child Called "It". Well recommended." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Great story

I enjoyed this book. It does a great job in reminding everyone just how strong the human spirit is and how able we are to cope with overwhelming emotional trauma brought on by another human being.
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- Jenny


Great book my students could not put it down.
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- Michelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-18-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books