Closed Doors

  • by Lisa O'Donnell
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eleven-year-old Michael Murray is the best at two things: Keepy-uppies and keeping secrets. His family thinks he's too young to hear grown-up stuff, but he listens at doors; it's the only way to find out anything. And Michael's heard a secret, one that might explain the bruises on his mother's face.
When the whispers at home and on the street become too loud to ignore, Michael begins to wonder if there is an even bigger secret waiting to be discovered. Scared of what might happen if anyone finds out, and desperate for life to be normal again, Michael sets out to piece together the truth. But he also has to prepare for the upcoming talent show, keep an eye out for Dirty Alice, his arch-nemesis, and avoid eating Granny's watery stew.
Closed Doors is a vivid evocation of the fears and freedoms of childhood and a powerful tale of love, the loss of innocence, and the importance of family in difficult times.


What the Critics Say

"Sweet and sad, this is a coming-of-age story with dark secrets-and love-at its heart." (Karen Campbell, author of This Is Where I Am)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A lovely Audible treat

Whatever the format, this is a delightfully well- crafted novel, seen through the lens of an 11 year old male Scottish narrator. But Simon Vance's performance puts this Audible version into a whole 'nother category of great.
It's funny and touching and wholly satisfying. A truly entertaining listen and totally worth the download!
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- Sand

Simon Vance does a wonderful job.

This was a good story. Very real. The story moves along, drawing the reader with it , holds your intetest. Loved the narrator's performance and accent.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-20-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio