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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dave Pelzer

Narrated By: Brian Keeler

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: July 2002

Duration: 7 hours 32 minutes


The Lost Boy has spent over two years on the New York Times best-seller list and has profoundly influenced more than one million readers' lives. Following the tremendous success of Pulitzer Prize nominee A Child Called "It", this book continues the extraordinary tale of author Dave Pelzer's childhood. On the verge of adolescence, Dave is rescued from his terrifyingly abusive, alcoholic mother and made a permanent ward of the court. Then the real journey begins. He is moved from one foster home to another searching for identity and family. A rebellious, defiant boy, Dave seeks attention by shoplifting, and even spends time in juvenile detention when suspected of arson. Finally, after five sets of foster parents, he finds a mother and father who love him. Pelzer--who has received commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton--travels throughout the world inspiring others through speeches and work to prevent child abuse. His courageous story is enhanced by Brian Keeler's thoughtful narration.


  • J Schwarz

    I can’t stop reading this series. Captivating.

  • D Duncan

    A real eye opener of the struggles of teenage foster children, having to learn to fit in where ever they’re placed. All while trying to grow up and mature. Very touching.

Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

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Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family, Dave Pelzer