The Good Thief (Unabridged) The Good Thief (Unabridged)

The Good Thief (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Twelve-year-old Ren doesn't know who his parents were. He doesn't know who left him at St. Anthony's orphanage, or how he lost his left hand when still an infant. He is resigned to life without a family to call his own and terrified of the future.

But then a young man named Benjamin Nab appears, claiming to be Ren's long-lost brother, and his convincing tale of how Ren lost his hand and his parents is enough to persuade the monks at the orphanage to release the boy. But is Benjamin really who he says he is? Journeying through the New England of whaling towns and meadowed farmlands, Ren is introduced by Ben to a vibrant world of hardscrabble adventure. Ultimately he is apprenticed to Ben's small band of resurrection men, those thieves of the night who steal bodies and sell them to hospitals for medical examination. If Ren stays, he becomes one of them. If he goes, he's lost once again. Most importantly, does Benjamin hold the key to the mystery of his - or their - parents, the defining question of Ren's life?

Richly imagined, gothically spooky, and showcasing the storytelling ability of a born novelist, Hannah Tinti's The Good Thief introduces one of the most appealing young heroes in contemporary fiction, and ratifies Hannah Tinti as one of our most exciting talents.

William Dufris
hr min
August 11
Brilliance Audio

Customer Reviews

Sundownr01 ,

Poor Narration

The basic narration is fine, but the speaker's voice for the individual characters is TERRIBLE. They all sound whiney or mentally handicapped. I tried several times to listen to this while driving, but after 20 minutes I couldn't handle it. Today I had friends riding with me for 6 hours, so I suggested we listen. They laughed at the narration to the point that none of us could pay attention to the fairly weak storyline. This book may have been much more interesting if I had read, rather than listened to it- This spoken version is terrible.