Under the Skin

  • by Michel Faber
  • Narrated by Gerri Halligan
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An incredibly powerful and unsettling thriller, here is the audio edition of Michel Faber’s debut novel, read by Gerri Halligan.
Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built, and alone?
An utterly unpredictable and macabre mystery, Michel Faber's debut is an outstanding piece of fiction that will stay with you long after you have finished listening.

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Customer Reviews

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Very well done

Enjoyed the story. The narrator was excellent, very good use of different accents and intonations.
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- Russell

Enthralling macabre story...unexpectedly good read

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes I have recommended it to my book club to stretch us out of our usual comfort zone. The subject matter is macabre and unsavoury, but it's a bit like a road accident...you know you don't want to look but find yourself rubbernecking anyway.


What other book might you compare Under the Skin to and why?

Cannot compare as it is the first I have read of this style


What three words best describe Gerri Halligan’s performance?

Competent, engaging, clear.


Could you see Under the Skin being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Scarlett Johanssen is already being cast in the lead of the movie I think.


Any additional comments?

Worth stepping outside your normal reading comfort zone for this story.

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- Susannah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2012
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd