The Snakes

A Novel
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Author(s): Sadie Jones
Original Publish Date: Jun 25, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.93 hours)
Product Number: Z100144494
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062931221
Narrator/s: Imogen Church
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

A??The Snakes is many thingsA??a parable and an ancient drama where a fatherA??s greed devours his children, a police procedural, an avid take on tabloid venality, and a bitter comedy, superbly observed, where behind a womanA??s eyes she is A??all movement inside herself, like a wasp in a glass.A?? I admit that IA??m still shaken by parts of this novel. Sadie Jones writes with pitiless aplomb and corrosive intelligence.A?A??Louise Erdrich A chilling page-turner and impossible to put down, THE SNAKES is Sadie Jones at her best: breathtakingly powerful, brilliantly incisive, and utterly devastating. The new novel by Sadie Jones tells the tense and violent story of the Adamsons, a dysfunctional English family, with exceptional wealth, whose darkest secrets come back to bite them. Set mostly in rural France during contemporary times, THE SNAKES is an all-consuming read and a devastating portrait of how money corrupts, and how chance can deal a deadly hand. THE SNAKES exposes the damage wreaked by parents on children as observed by a new member of the family, Dan, a mixed-race man from Peckham who marries Bea, the daughter who refuses to take any of her fatherA??s filthy money. But when BeaA??s brother Alex (who runs a shabby hotel in Paligny, France) dies suddenly in unexplained circumstances, the confusion and suspicion which arise bring other dark family secretsA??and violenceA??to the surface. And none of the family, even the good members, go untouched.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Sadie Jones
Narrator(s): Imogen Church
Product Number DD44292
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982662608
eBook
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Author(s): Sadie Jones
Product Number EB00737589
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062897046

Professional reviews

"Imogen Church's performance of Jones's audiobook is a master class in characterization. Listeners will be drawn in both by the compelling story of family, virtue, and greed and by Church's ability to achieve the sound of a full-cast production all by herself. The story involves Bea and Dan, a British couple who dip into their meager savings to take a vacation. Their first stop is a visit with Bea's brother, Alex, who is struggling to maintain a French hotel. This fateful visit begins a series of revelations about Bea's wealthy family, Alex's true behavior, and the seductive power of money. When Alex disappears mysteriously, secrets begin to come to light. Church's performance throughout is humorous, suspenseful, and, ultimately, harrowing, a perfect fit for an audiobook not to miss. S.P.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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