The Great Pretender

Recorded Books

Narrated by Kevin R. Free

9 hr 52 min

Millenia Black's debut novel reveals how relationships are affected when individuals use duplicity to cover up bad choices. For six years, Reginald Brooks-slick Disney marketing VP-has pulled off the perfect scam. He has juggled two families without the other one finding out. He stays two weeks in Miami with his wife and two young adult daughters and the next two weeks in Orlando with his trophy mistress and their young daughter. But when the charade unravels, it's clear there's been a lot more pretending than anyone realized. Soon wide-ranging consequences begin to take their toll. "A real page-turner!"-Judith Henry Wall, author of My Mother's Daughter
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Recorded Books
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Published on
Apr 27, 2012
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Duration
9h 52m 19s
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ISBN
9781456122584
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Eligible for Family Library

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A 2020 Audie Award Finalist

A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
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