The End of Everything

  • by Megan Abbott
  • Narrated by Emily Bauer
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hood and her next-door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable, best friends who swap clothes, bathing suits, and field-hockey sticks and between whom—presumably—there are no secrets. Then one afternoon, Evie disappears, and as a rabid, giddy panic spreads through the balmy suburban community, everyone turns to Lizzie for answers. Was Evie unhappy, troubled, or upset? Had she mentioned being followed? Would she have gotten into the car of a stranger?
Compelled by curiosity, Lizzie takes up her own furtive pursuit of the truth. Haunted by dreams of her lost friend and titillated by her own new power at the center of the disappearance, Lizzie uncovers secret after secret and begins to wonder if she knew anything at all about her best friend.


What the Critics Say

“Megan Abbott writes with total authority and an almost desperate intensity; her story grabs hold of you and won’t let go.” (Tom Perrotta, New York Times best-selling author)


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Customer Reviews

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One of the worst books I've ever listened to

Over the months I've been listening to audiobooks, I've gotten used to overlooking the frailties of the narrators, but this one was the worst! She played a 13-year old girl like she was some sniveling preschooler. Horrible. And the story was actually worse. It's about the kidnapping of a 13-year old girl, told from the point of view of her best friend and neighbor. However, the best friend spends about half the book having romantic and sexual fantasies about the missing girl's father, and even about the kidnapper. This, of course, is mixed in with the graphic surmising by several girls as to just what happened to the girl.

I'm the parent of a missing child myself. This book is completely inappropriate. What is this author trying to say, I wonder? I don't know if it would have sounded any better in a voice other than the sniveling preschooler, but it was absolutely awful.
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- Sharon Nemeth Murch


I hate this book; didn't finish it. You might like it if you are 12.
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- Erika

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.