The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.90 hours)
Product Number: Z100080544
Released: May 27, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483007038
Narrator/s: Pierce Cravens
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Description

This #1 internationally bestselling thriller, an ingenious book within a book, is about the disappearance of a fifteen-year-old New Hampshire girl and, thirty years later, a young American writer's determination to clear his mentor's name-and find the inspiration for his next bestseller. August 30, 1975. This is the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods before she disappears-the day Somerset, New Hampshire, loses its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of America's most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer's block as his publisher's deadline looms. But Marcus' plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan-whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor's books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset's citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a successful and true novel? A global phenomenon, with rights sold in more than thirty countries, The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller and an ingenious book within a book by a dazzling young writer.

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Author(s): Joel Dicker
Awards:2014-New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: May 27, 2014

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Author(s): Joel Dicker
Product Number EB00380789
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780698171121

Professional reviews

"Pierce Cravens is an accomplished narrator, but even his best efforts prove insufficient to make this book an enjoyable audio experience. Although offering an interesting premise, a young author seeks to solve a thirty-year-old mystery and clear the name of a beloved mentor, Dicker's lengthy text involving improbable plot twists and stereotypical characters causes more confusion than intrigue. Cravens's brisk pace and clarity of tone are helpful in advancing the action, and his range of accents and pitch allows personalities to develop, but even with this assist the story fails. However, itÕs the stilted dialogue that grates most harshly and proves a challenge even Cravens cannot surmount. Perhaps a victim of poor translation (from French), this novel is not an enjoyable listen. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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