• The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

  • By: Joël Dicker
  • Narrated by: Robert Slade
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-01-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • 3.8 (52 ratings)

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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.
©2012 Editions de Fallois / L’Âge d’Homme (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"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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By alvaro de torres on 01-13-15

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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By elly on 07-13-14

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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By alan on 05-22-14

Loved It!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The characters were well written and, considering the original book was written in French, the translation was excellent and the narrator superb.
It was a fascinating and long story (around 18 hours) with many twists and turns along the way.
An excellent first novel and deserving of the many plaudits it has already received.
I look forward to many more novels from this author.

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By knittyboot on 05-15-14

well i quite liked it

Any additional comments?

I suppose it's all a question of taste but I really liked this book. I laughed a bit and was completely sure I knew who did it........until I found out I was completely wrong, I liked most of the characters ( have to say thought Harry was a little unpleasant) and stayed up way passed my bed time to listen to the end. In my experience there are 3 types of audio book 1. Book you only get half way through and give up on it, 2. Book you finish but never return to and 3. Book you listen to again and again, returning to it like an old friend. This book, for me, is definitely type 3.

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By Kellie Grealy on 07-26-17

Very good.

Brilliant! A complex Web of thoughts. I loved the twists and turns easy to follow but thrilling. The voice performance was perfect for the story.

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By Chris Dunn on 06-11-17

The Truth

I did not enjoy this book.
The character stereotypes are annoying
The plot line is simplistic as is the central problem. All Harry had to do was go back to New York or anywhere till his girlfriend was 16. Not pursued
The relentlessness 'loving' dialogue was not digestible.

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