Social Creature

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.72 hours)
Product Number: Z100128963
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525632580
Narrator/s: Saskia Maarleveld
Publisher: Books on Tape
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One of the Best Books of the Year: Janet Maslin, The New York Times Vulture NPR "Social Creature is a wicked original with echoes of the greats (Patricia Highsmith, Gillian Flynn)." -Janet Maslin, The New York Times For readers of Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt, a dark, propulsive and addictive debut thriller, splashed with all the glitz and glitter of New York City. They go through both bottles of champagne right there on the High Line, with nothing but the stars over them...?hey drink and Lavinia tells Louise about all the places they will go together, when they finish their stories, when they are both great writers-to Paris and to Rome and to Trieste... Lavinia will never go. She is going to die soon. Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship. A Talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, this seductive story takes a classic tale of obsession and makes it irresistibly new.

Original Publish Date: Jun 05, 2018

All formats/editions

Product Number EB00710868
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: #9780385543538

Professional reviews

"As twenty-somethings Lavinia and Louise become fast friends, narrator Saskia Maarleveld does a marvelous keeping the voices of the two young women unique. Their relationship is rooted in impulsive moments and outrageous parties with shallow people throughout Manhattan. Maarleveld deftly handles the boyfriends and other characters as well. The voices she creates are amazingly unique--from the energetic and almost shrill tone of Lavinia to the deep pitch of her friend Hal. Maarleveld especially shines at giving the omniscient narrator's interjections a separate identity. The story's plot is intriguing, and Maarleveld crafts identities that keep the listener engaged. M.B. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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