The Children's Home by Charles Lambert audiobook

The Children's Home: A Novel

By Charles Lambert
Read by Todd Haberkorn

Brilliance Audio
5.28 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781511363006

A “disquieting” (The New York Times) and mesmerizing tale from an award-winning British author about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor—a tale that “[stirs] the imagination in the manner of Roald Dahl or C.S. Lewis” (Winnepeg Free Press). In a sprawling estate lives Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins. Morgan spends his days in quiet study, avoiding his reflection in mirrors and the lake at the end of his garden. One day, two children, Moira and David, appear. Morgan takes them in, giving them free reign. Then more children begin to show up. Dr. Crane, the town physician and Morgan’s lone tether to the outside world, is as taken with the children as Morgan, and begins to spend more time in Morgan’s library. But the children behave strangely. They show a prescient understanding of Morgan’s past, and their bizarre discoveries in the mansion attics grow increasingly disturbing. Every day the children seem to disappear into the hidden rooms of the estate, and perhaps, into the hidden corners of Morgan’s mind.

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Summary

Summary

A Bustle Pick for January 2016

A Kirkus Reviews Pick for Winter’s Best Bets

A “disquieting” (The New York Times) and mesmerizing tale from an award-winning British author about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor—a tale that “[stirs] the imagination in the manner of Roald Dahl or C.S. Lewis” (Winnepeg Free Press).

In a sprawling estate lives Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins. Morgan spends his days in quiet study, avoiding his reflection in mirrors and the lake at the end of his garden. One day, two children, Moira and David, appear. Morgan takes them in, giving them free reign. Then more children begin to show up.

Dr. Crane, the town physician and Morgan’s lone tether to the outside world, is as taken with the children as Morgan, and begins to spend more time in Morgan’s library. But the children behave strangely. They show a prescient understanding of Morgan’s past, and their bizarre discoveries in the mansion attics grow increasingly disturbing. Every day the children seem to disappear into the hidden rooms of the estate, and perhaps, into the hidden corners of Morgan’s mind.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Disquieting…surely one of the year’s most bizarre stories….Lambert’s subtle prose enhances the novel’s creepiness.” New York Times
“A thoroughly original entry into the tradition of ghost stories, eschewing convention…compulsively readable…A one of a kind literary horror story.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Mesmerizing…The folkloric undertone and stylish prose, which is replete with gruesome and wondrous images, keep the reader turning the pages.” Publishers Weekly
“A weird, poignant journey reminiscent of Calvino that explores fear, power, revenge and redemption…Lambert’s story is addictive.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Lambert

Author Bio: Charles Lambert

Charles Lambert is the author of many novels, short stories, and the memoir, With a Zero at Its Heart, which was named one of the Guardian’s Ten Best Books of the Year in 2014. In 2007, he won an O. Henry Award for his short story, “The Scent of Cinnamon.” He has been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Lichfield Prize, and the Willesden Short Story Prize. He was born in Lichfield, England, and currently lives near Rome, Italy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English