Boy's Life

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Written By: Robert R. McCammon

Narrated By: Richard Thomas

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2011

Duration: 2 hours 57 minutes


In me are the memories of a boy's life, spent in that realm of enchantments. These are the things I want to tell you....

Robert McCammon delivers "a tour de force of storytelling" (BookPage) in his award-winning masterpiece, a novel of Southern boyhood, growing up in the 1960s, that reaches far beyond that evocative landscape to touch readers universally.

Boy's Life is a richly imagined, spellbinding portrait of the magical worldview of the young -- and of innocence lost.

Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson -- a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake -- and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father's pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him. From an ancient mystic who can hear the dead and bewitch the living, to a violent clan of moonshiners, Cory must confront the secrets that hide in the shadows of his hometown -- for his father's sanity and his own life hang in the balance....


  • Lauren W

    So wonderfully enjoyable... I am 48 and I now ride my bike like a 12 year old boy!

  • Marcus Grace

    Fun, unexpected and magical happenings through an innocent and engaging lens! Really felt moments of my childhood surfacing back to me!

  • Patricia Reed

    A great story with true artistry in pairing words and spinning a tale. The perfect choice of a narrator. Hated to have the book end. Finding the next enjoyable book feels like it will be a difficult follow up to this one. Highly recommend.

  • Esther Donniez

    This was not only a wonderful story, but the narrator brought it to life beautifully. It was perhaps a bit longer than it needed to be but I found myself enjoying it so much I didn't want it to end anyway. It really is a modern day classic!