The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

  • by Joël Dicker
  • Narrated by Robert Slade
  • 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that secured his lasting fame. Quebert is the only suspect.
Marcus Goldman—Quebert’s most gifted protégé - throws off his writer’s block to clear his mentor’s name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America. But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems.

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What the Critics Say

"A spellbinding literary thriller… It is maddeningly, deliciously impossible to guess the truth" (The Time)
"The cleverest, creepiest book you’ll read this year ... Twin Peaks meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood" (Daily Telegraph)
"A tour de force, this seems set to be a huge success" (Metro)
"Quietly compulsive…with a deliciously shocking twist" (Daily Express)
"Big, assertive and clever… hard to resist" (Independent on Sunday)
"Like Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy [it] combines literariness with compulsive readability" (GQ)
"Enough plot twists to fill a truck" (The Economist)

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That s what I call bad writing

Bad, bad, really bad!!

Sometimes it just hurts to keep on reading. The worst of all, the parts with the mother of the character.
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- alvaro de torres "54 years old. Love short stories, history, bios,"

No bestseller in my opinion

Would you listen to The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair again? Why?

No. I'm half way and sit it out but never again.


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

I'm hoping it will get better but up till now it is a drag. Over sentimental and nothing really happens.


What three words best describe Robert Slade’s performance?

Not too bad but there are better narrators.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.


Any additional comments?

My husband read it and told me about it. So I got interested, also because it was a nr one on the bestsellers list here in Holland. But I'm disappointed. I'm afraid it was a waist of time, so far. I still hope it will get better, but I'm afraid it won't.

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- elly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2014
  • Publisher: Quercus