Fellside

  • by M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by Finty Williams
  • 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The unmissable and highly anticipated new literary thriller from the author of the international phenomenon The Girl with All the Gifts.
Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.
It's a place where even the walls whisper.
And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess.
Will she listen?

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What the Critics Say

"Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human...as fresh as it is terrifying. A jewel." (Joss Whedon on Girl with All the Gifts)
"Unique and terrifying." (Booklist on The Girl with All the Gifts)
"An instant favorite." (Boing Boing on The Girl with All the Gifts)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

And Now For Something Completely Different

Yes, it's true that this book will likely disappoint any reader looking for a repeat of the glorious originality of this author's masterpiece, The Girl With All The Gifts. And it's true that I didn't feel fully invested in the story or the characters until past the halfway point, at about chapter 60. But trust me, the journey is worth the investment of time and a credit. I think part of the disappointment originally felt by me or any other fan of this author's previous work is due simply to the fact that this is a SMALLER story than TGWATG, painted on a smaller canvas. I would liken the difference to that between the most gorgeous and visually stunning mural ever painted....and a very small canvas on which the artist has painted a beautiful but very different kind of painting. The scope and the topics are COMPLETELY different, but that in no way should detract from the reader's enjoyment. You will not be disappointed as long as you periodically ask yourself, "How would I feel about this book if it had been written by a first-time author, instead of the author of TGWATG?"
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- Gretchen SLP

Almost Great

90% of this book is great. The story of Jess and why she ends up in prison and everything she goes through along the way is great. The surrounding characters are good, maybe a little shallow, but still colorful and interesting. The story line is really great. I was on the edge of my seat until almost the very end, really fascinated by where the story was going to go--I couldn't even guess as to how it would end or what would be revealed.
Then there was 10% of the book that was so trite, predictable, and simplistic that it distracted from what could have been great. It was the way different parts of the story "wrapped-up" and not just the ending, but a couple times throughout the story as well. The messy craziness of an all female prison with "voices" is the very beauty of the story, so when this author wraps things up in such a cliche, overly-neat way, it distracts from the essence of the story and almost ruins it.
The narration was also not-great. She didn't change her tone of voice ever. The male and female characters all sounded the same, which actually wasn't too much of a problem. What was worse is the "hero" and the villains (and in a female prison you get mean villains) all had the same voice, which was distracting from the action in the story.
I would recommend this book. The reason I read reviews, especially for a 17 hour long audio book is to set my expectations, so that's what I'm doing here, is maybe helping set expectations. It's good, it's entertaining, but not great.
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- Marci

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio