Don't Breathe a Word

  • by Jennifer McMahon
  • Narrated by Lily Rains
  • 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On a soft summer night in Vermont, 12-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen.
Fifteen years later, Phoebe is in love with Sam, a practical, sensible man who doesn't fear the dark and doesn't have bad dreams - who, in fact, helps Phoebe ignore her own. But suddenly the couple is faced with a series of eerie, unexplained occurrences that challenge Sam's hardheaded, realistic view of the world. As they question their reality, a terrible promise Sam made years ago is revealed - a promise that could destroy them all.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not her best

Is there anything you would change about this book?

No-- I really enjoy Jennifer McMahon but this wasn't the best book.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The fairies-- least interesting

Have you listened to any of Lily Rains’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't think so. It was a great performance

Did Don't Breathe a Word inspire you to do anything?


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- Sara

Still scared to turn out the lights...

What made the experience of listening to Don't Breathe a Word the most enjoyable?

Just when you think you completely understand what's going on, a kink gets thrown into the plot and you start to doubt everything you know so far. It's an addicting mystery and it kept me lying on the cough listening to what was supposed to be entertainment for my commute.

Have you listened to any of Lily Rains’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard her other performances, but she does a great job. Nothing ruins a book more than a bad narrator- Lily Rains gave all the characters their own voice, and the overall narrative a great delivery.

Who was the most memorable character of Don't Breathe a Word and why?

Lisa, hands down. I still can't decide if there was a supernatural element to the book or not , but I do want to reach into that book and take that girl somewhere safe. Both Lisa and Evie- it's one of those stories where you start out witnessing the train wreck and spend the rest of it wanting to let everyone know what's waiting for them if they keep on.

Any additional comments?

I wish the ending were different, the only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars, but the rest of the book was great, and my thoughts on the ending aren't negative enough to stop me from recommending it.

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- Celia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio