The Good Children

  • by Kate Wilhelm
  • Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie
  • 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It started with a promise, a pact. It became a secret that no one must tell - that their parents were dead and gone, including the one they'd buried in the backyard.Now the McNair children are growing older, discovering love, college, and careers. But their lie haunts them. Their home holds them captive. Only the horrifying truth of their mother's death can set the children free. And only the truth can destroy them all.


What the Critics Say

"A superb story of death, love, and deception....Taut, compelling, and insightful." (Library Journal)
"Brilliantly plotted, lyrically written, alluring and magical, mesmerizing, terrifying, and heartbreakingly funny....a wrenching masterpiece" (Booklist)
"A spooky, consolatory fable....Sensitive, moving, and gently haunting." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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Not as good as expected

This book started out with a bang, but sort of meandered the rest of the way. The narrator got on nerves after awhile.
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- Lioness "lioness2001"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-18-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.