Lost Boys

  • by Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
  • 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina, with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and 8-year-old Stevie's school is worse. As Stevie retreats into himself, focusing more and more on a mysterious computer game and a growing troop of imaginary friends, the Fletchers' concern turns to terror. Young boys, whose names match a list of Stevie's nonexistent friends, have mysteriously vanished from Steuben. And as evil strikes out from the most trusted corners, it's suddenly clear that Stevie is next on the list.


What the Critics Say

Audie Award Winner, Science-Fiction, 2005
"Card skillfully uses terror as a background to everyday family life. For Stephen King fans and those who like their suspense mixed with the supernatural." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Wow, that was different!

I have read (or listened to) many of OSC's books and this one was quite a departure from the Ender series! Apparently, it was partially autobiographical, but the story that he weaves is compelling and quite intense in the last few chapters. He starts slowly, develops the characters very well and then really nails you between the eyes with an amazing and unexpected conclusion!
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- Jay


Let me start off by saying that Orson Scott Card is probably one of my favorite writers. But, I guess I had come to expect too much from him.

This book is very boring, not much happens, and it almost feels that the point of the book is to preach Mormon dogma and explore Mormon society. Ive never been bothered when Card explores philosophical or religious questions.. as a matter of fact, I think that is one of the things I've liked about most of his other works. In this book though, I kept thinking to myself "Blah, blah, blah.. I dont really care about the social structure of your church or how morally superior your characters are." I hate to sound harsh but it got very old.

Anyway, I typically love Cards work. This falls very short of what he is capable of. Couldn't even relate to most of it. If you are wanting to read Card at his best, read (or listen to) the Ender's series.. or the Alvin Maker series (when are we going to get the unabriged audio here @ audible? ;)
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- Todd Powelson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.