I'm Thinking of Ending Things

  • by Iain Reid
  • Narrated by Candace Thaxton
  • 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this deeply scary and intensely unnerving debut novel, Jake and a woman known only as "The Girlfriend" are on a drive to visit his parents at their secluded farm. But when Jake leaves "The Girlfriend" stranded at an abandoned high school, what follows is a twisted unraveling of the darkest unease, an exploration into psychological frailty, and an ending as suspenseful as The Usual Suspects and as haunting as Misery.
Deeply scary and intensely unnerving, Iain Reid's debut novel is a tightening spiral of a story about a woman's uncertainty of her relationship with her boyfriend, Jake. After an uncomfortable and confusing trip to meet Jake's parents at their isolated farmhouse, reality unravels, and events spin out of control when Jake and "The Girlfriend" make an unscheduled stop at an abandoned high school.
Part murder mystery, part psychological thriller, I'm Thinking of Ending Things is about doubt, psychological fragility, and the lengths we'll go to avoid the truth. As twisted as Shutter Island, as suspenseful as Under the Skin, and as atmospheric as The Sisters Brothers, Reid's breakout literary thriller is sure to keep listeners guessing until the last minute.


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Narration was quirky with odd inflection. (Why does everyone try to read like Ira Glass?). Even if it worked for the story (which it doesn't), it was frustrating to listen to after awhile. Story had interesting ideas, but never really went anywhere. Not really as shocking or surprising as other reviews let on. But thought it was well written.
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- Amazon Customer

DO NOT expect any answers at the end

The book will hold your interest but once you start getting close to the end - 30 min...15 min...5 min you start to realize there will be no conclusion or answers to any of the "creepy" or strange things that occur during the book. I love literature and story analysis and can appreciate it all on different levels -- unfortunately this book didn't offer anything to me but mild annoyance for trying to be so mysterious to the point of complete confusion and disappointment. I even went online to read other reviews and analysis of this book and most are favorable and praising - but for me I almost feel like I'm pointing out that the emperor is in fact, NOT wearing any clothes.
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- JK907

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio