• Reservoir 13

  • By: Jon McGregor
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-03-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3.3 (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In midwinter in an English village, a teenage girl has gone missing and everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks, and a crowd of news reporters descends on what is usually a place of peace. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed.
As the seasons unfold and the search for the missing girl goes on, there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together and those who break apart. There are births and deaths, secrets kept and exposed, livelihoods made and lost, small kindnesses, and unanticipated betrayals.
An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over 13 years as the aftershocks of a tragedy refuse to subside.
©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Sweetgran on 12-06-17

This is not a mystery!

This book may not be what you are expecting. The book begins with the disappearance of a young girl but she is rarely mentioned after the first chapter and then only in an oblique manner. The story is really about the inhabitants of a small village in the peak district and takes place over a 13 year period starting from the young girl's disappearance.The young girl and her parents are visitors to the village leaving the villagers to care about the lost girl, but there is never a sense that their lives are forever changed by the incident. The novel follows the seasonal and yearly changes of individual villagers over the next 13 years.
I enjoyed it more on the second listen through when I focused on the rhythm of the seasons and village life and put away my expectation of a good mystery. And for those readers who like resolutions to a story, I'd recommend a different book.

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By Malinda Flynn on 02-12-18

Slog

I thought ( how silly of me ) that this might offer a bit of intrigue about
a missing teenager.
Dreary read.

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