The Book of Lost Things
by John Connolly (Atria, 2006); audiobook read by Nick Rawlinson (Isis, 2007)
A drawn-out coming-of-age quest through a dark fairy-tale land (perhaps a little too dark for readers the protagonist’s age). Granted, there’s a payoff at the end, but the pacing is questionable. Elements like the communist dwarves pad the story to little avail.