Child In Time
Ian McEwan

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Narrated By: Nathaniel Parker

Duration: 8 hours and 4 minutes

What to expect

The Child in Time opens with a harrowing event. Stephen Lewis,a successful author of children's books, takes his three-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and time itself.


Modern & contemporary fiction, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Family life fiction

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Spooky...a wonderful novel


The Child in Time is an extraordinary achievement


It is marvellously written, moving, serious, readable... If you want to be appalled, refreshed, exhilarated, enlivened - read it

Sunday Times

Artistically, morally, and politically, he excels

The Times

His masterpiece