Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Audiobook Review: The Child by Sebastian Fitzek
I have not really heard of this author, so when I was asked to review The Child I had to do a bit of research first. Once that was done I quickly replied with a yes. The synopsis of this book is very intriguing, and I needed to know what it was all about. The minute it was downloaded I did not hesitate to make a start on it and I am pretty sure The Child is responsible for some strange dreams I had whilst going to sleep listening to this. I was hooked, plain and simple.
The minute I began listening to The Child I was hooked. The addition of Simon and his strange memories of having murdered people before he was born was an interesting twist and I had to know the truth behind it. The story has so many twists and turns I was constantly trying to guess, not only what would happen, but also who was up to what. There were parts during The Child that I felt sick to my stomach with nerves, and then others relieved over what had happened. The ending of the book was not something I expected, and I will admit I actually shed a tear over two things that happened. Sebastian has done an amazing job at keeping you guessing, but also keeping you hooked and wanting to know more. The revelation over who this creepy voice was shocked me, not once did I guess it was this person.
This is the second audiobook I have listened to that is dramatised, and I found myself really enjoying it. I liked how the main characters were all narrated by different people, adding an little bit of extra feeling to them. The narration of The Child was done perfectly, the characters, the background noises, everything, even down to the suspenseful music between chapters.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed The Child, even with the strange dreams. It is a great blend of mystery, suspense, secrets, and betrayal. The Child is a must 'read'.