Bringing Adam Home by Les Standiford audiobook

Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America

By Les Standiford , with Det. Sgt. Joe Matthews
Read by Robert Fass

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9.86 Hours 1
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“Les Standiford’s account of the decades-long attempt to solve the murder of Adam Walsh is chilling, heartbreaking, hopeful, and as relentlessly suspenseful as anything I’ve ever read. A triumph in every way.” —Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River “The most significant missing child case since the Lindbergh’s….A taut, compelling and often touching book about a long march to justice.” —Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent The abduction that changed America forever, the 1981 kidnapping and murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh—son of John Walsh, host of the Fox TV series America’s Most Wanted—in Hollywood, Florida, was a crime that went unsolved for a quarter of a century. Bringing Adam Home by author Les Standiford is a harrowing account of the terrible crime and its dramatic consequences, the emotional story of a father and mother’s efforts to seek justice and resolve the loss of their child, and a compelling portrait of Miami Beach Homicide Detective Joe Matthews, whose unwavering dedication brought the Adam Walsh case to its resolution.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Selected for the March 2011 Indie Next List

“Les Standiford’s account of the decades-long attempt to solve the murder of Adam Walsh is chilling, heartbreaking, hopeful, and as relentlessly suspenseful as anything I’ve ever read. A triumph in every way.” —Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River

“The most significant missing child case since the Lindbergh’s….A taut, compelling and often touching book about a long march to justice.” —Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent

The abduction that changed America forever, the 1981 kidnapping and murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh—son of John Walsh, host of the Fox TV series America’s Most Wanted—in Hollywood, Florida, was a crime that went unsolved for a quarter of a century. Bringing Adam Home by author Les Standiford is a harrowing account of the terrible crime and its dramatic consequences, the emotional story of a father and mother’s efforts to seek justice and resolve the loss of their child, and a compelling portrait of Miami Beach Homicide Detective Joe Matthews, whose unwavering dedication brought the Adam Walsh case to its resolution.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This tale of the most significant missing child case since the Lindbergh’s—that of TV host John Walsh’s son Adam and the twenty-seven-year search for his killer—is truly terrific. A taut, compelling, and often touching book about a long march to justice.” Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Chilling, heartbreaking, hopeful, and as relentlessly suspenseful as anything I’ve ever read. A triumph in every way.” Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River
“A riveting account of a child abduction and murder that went unsolved for twenty-seven years—both an unsettling exposé of police incompetence and a portrait of an extraordinary and dedicated detective.” Joyce Carol Oates, National Book Award–winning author
“[A] heartbreaking story of incompetent police and determined parents…Novelist and nonfiction author Les Standiford does a masterful job of re-creation, reporting and research…Readers will be haunted by the maladroit investigation and the added anguish this caused the Walshes.” Los Angeles Times
“At its heart, this well-written and well-told book isn’t so much an account of discovering the truth behind one of the nation’s most notorious slayings as an autopsy of a botched criminal investigation that identified a solid suspect but soon sputtered and took wrong turns for more two decades…Readers willing to confront the horrifying nature of this crime will come…to admire the determination of Matthews and the Walshes for refusing to give up.” Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: Les Standiford

Author Bio: Les Standiford

Les Standiford is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Last Train to Paradise, Meet You in Hell, and Bringing Adam Home. His book, The Man Who Invented Christmas, was a New York Times ‘Editors’ Choice’ and was made into a feature film starring Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens in 2018. He is a professor of English and founding director of the creative writing program at Florida International University and holds a MA and PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah. He attended the US Air Force Academy and Columbia School of Law and is a former screenwriting fellow and graduate of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

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Author Bio: Det. Sgt. Joe Matthews

Author Bio: Det. Sgt. Joe Matthews

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English