Lullabies For Little Criminals

  • by Heather O'Neill
  • Narrated by Miriam McDonald
  • 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Heather O'Neill dazzles with a first novel of extraordinary prescience and power, a subtly understated yet searingly effective story of a young life on the streets - and the strength, wits, and luck necessary for survival.At 13, Baby vacillates between childhood comforts and adult temptation: still young enough to drag her dolls around in a vinyl suitcase yet old enough to know more than she should about urban cruelties. Motherless, she lives with her father, Jules, who takes better care of his heroin habit than he does of his daughter. Baby's gift is a genius for spinning stories and for cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap. But her blossoming beauty has captured the attention of a charismatic and dangerous local pimp who runs an army of sad, slavishly devoted girls - a volatile situation even the normally oblivious Jules cannot ignore. And when an escape disguised as betrayal threatens to crush Baby's spirit, she will ultimately realize that the power of salvation rests in her hands alone.


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Customer Reviews

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Very good book, highly recomended

Amazing book from start to finish.
No complaints, narrated well, and kept my interest until the very last sentence.
I will be recommending this book and looking for more by this autbor
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Very engaging story!

Would you listen to Lullabies For Little Criminals again? Why?

No because the the most enjoyable part is not knowing the ending

What did you like best about this story?

Showed how quickly life can become desparate

Which character – as performed by Miriam McDonald – was your favorite?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Wendy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd