Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones audiobook

Wild Boy

By Rob Lloyd Jones
Read by James Clamp

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
5.76 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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In the seedy underworld of Victorian London a boy is born and abandoned. Snatched up by an unscrupulous and abusive showman, Wild Boy, covered in hair from head to toe, becomes a sideshow freak. Isolated from other children and wickedly abused by the cruel master who bought him, Wild Boy becomes an avid observer, developing Sherlock Holmes–like deductive skills. Although he is tormented and insulted, kicked and spat at, his quick mind takes in everything he sees. When a murder occurs at the fair, Wild Boy is hastily accused. Can he use his powers of deduction to save himself? And will the talented and spunky young acrobat Clarissa be with him—or against him? Listeners will be swept along by the cinematic pace, immersed in the vivid historical setting, and gripped by suspense as they wait to find out if a better fate could possibly await someone so very different.

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Summary

Summary

In the seedy underworld of Victorian London a boy is born and abandoned.

Snatched up by an unscrupulous and abusive showman, Wild Boy, covered in hair from head to toe, becomes a sideshow freak. Isolated from other children and wickedly abused by the cruel master who bought him, Wild Boy becomes an avid observer, developing Sherlock Holmes–like deductive skills. Although he is tormented and insulted, kicked and spat at, his quick mind takes in everything he sees. When a murder occurs at the fair, Wild Boy is hastily accused. Can he use his powers of deduction to save himself? And will the talented and spunky young acrobat Clarissa be with him—or against him?

Listeners will be swept along by the cinematic pace, immersed in the vivid historical setting, and gripped by suspense as they wait to find out if a better fate could possibly await someone so very different.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] fantastical adventure story.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Rob Lloyd Jones

Author Bio: Rob Lloyd Jones

Rob Lloyd Jones is the author of more than thirty books, primarily historical nonfiction and adaptations of classic literature. He writes for television and is a senior editor at Usborne. He lives in London.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.76
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English