The Buried Book

  • by D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by Luke Daniels
  • 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he's left on his uncle's farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.
It's 1952, and Jasper isn't allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He's lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle's good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she's coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.
As he's drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother - and now it's chasing him too.

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this is a very difficult book to read.

this book captures the idea of a nine-year-old caught in difficulties too great for him to understand. it is hard to read how there are no really good people in this story. except of course for the nine-year-old. I would not recommend this book to anyone under 18 years old. it is it is unremittingly hard to handle. the author has done a great job of showing what a nine-year-old might be like in horrible horrible horrible situations. as a book it fails , but as a character study it is without peer.
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- Douglas Van Aartsen

Dreadfully disappointing

The book had an intriguing premise, but took FOREVER to get to a predictable and depressing ending. The young protagonist goes through a series of near-miss accidents, each more improbable than the last, in the pursuit of what he seeks, but is so petulant and repetitive that it's impossible to invest in his journey. It was a tedious listening experience.
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- Wendy A. Bable

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio