The Child

  • by Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by Robert Glenister
  • 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

My name is Simon. I'm 10 years old. I'm a serial killer.
Robert Stern, a successful defence lawyer, doesn't know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. To his astonishment, the defendant is a 10-year-old boy - Simon, a fragile child with a chronic illness who insists that he was a murderer in a former life.
Stern's surprise quickly turns to horror as he searches the cellar Simon has directed him to and discovers the skeletal remains of a man, the skull split with an axe - just as Simon told him he would. But this is only the beginning, as Simon tells Stern where to find even more victims whose bodies have lain undisturbed for years. Suddenly the present feels murderously dangerous as well....
The Child is a darkly twisting thriller that will make your heart pound with adrenaline.

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Most Helpful

Not as good as eye collector, but still brilliant.

What made the experience of listening to The Child the most enjoyable?

The atmosphere of the story.


What did you like best about this story?

The way one puzzle pops up after another.


Have you listened to any of Robert Glenister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not sure. But he's good enough for this one.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Someone always knows.


Any additional comments?

Definitely worth listening!

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- Xuesi

Weird and twisted. A jaw dropper.

An outstanding work of art. Left me speechless then it all came together. I thought I knew who did what and what was going to happen next but I was wrong every time.
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- C. Bennett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios