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Crookston Public Library CD TALKING BOOK LAR (Text) 33500013466669 Main Available -
McIntosh Public Library CD TALKING BOOK LAR (Text) 33500013466651 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593557945
  • ISBN: 0593557948
  • Physical Description: 6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr., 36 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, [2021]

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General Note:
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, with an author's note read by Erik Larson.
Summary, etc.:
A group of researchers sets sail for the Isle of Dorn in the North Atlantic in 1905 to explore the cause of several mysterious disappearances, most notably a family of four who vanished without a trace after a week-long holiday on the island. Led by Professor James, a prominent member of the Society for Psychical Research, they begin to explore the island's sole cottage and surrounding landscape in search of a logical explanation. The idyllic setting belies an undercurrent of danger and treachery, with raging storms and unnerving discoveries adding to the sense of menace. As increasingly unexplainable events unfold, the now-stranded investigators are unsure whether they can trust their own eyes, their instincts, one another, or even themselves.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #2
    *Starred Review* As ghost stories are best told aloud, the author's first novel—an eerie, atmospheric, history- and science-infused, locked-room ghost story—is exclusively available as an audiobook. Fans who clamor for Larson's deep research into little-known facets of historical figures, calamities, and confluences will find much to enjoy in his fiction. In 1905, members of the Society for Psychical Research embark on a mission investigating disappearances on a small North Atlantic island. Was paranormal malfeasance at play, or does science have an answer? Josiah, the young wireless operator who narrates, remains open-minded. In an era of promise and progress, the characters on this desolate island expect a future in which the dawning illumination of understanding will shine on them all. How profoundly they are mistaken. Rhind-Tutt's is just the voice for the tale and a balm to new listeners. His English accent shifts tones to evoke a wide range of emotion and many personalities: the wry illusionist, the curious writer, the cautious seeker. The mission's American leader is voiced in a breathy, modern, middle-American accent. Larson narrates the author's note, explaining how he wove fact and fiction together, and why that was critical to executing his vision. A blockbuster production for audiobook fandom. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Erik Larson is the author of six national bestsellers: The Splendid and the Vile, Dead Wake, In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac’s Storm, which have collectively sold more than ten million copies. His books have been published in nearly twenty countries.

Subject: Psychologists > Fiction.
Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction.
Islands of the Atlantic > Fiction.
FICTION / Ghost.
FICTION / Occult & Supernatural.
FICTION / Gothic.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction.

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