• Night Film

  • By: Marisha Pessl
  • Narrated by: Jake Weber
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-29-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (18 ratings)

Regular price: $27.81

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Publisher's Summary

Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn't been seen in public since 1971. When his daughter Ashley is found dead in a believed suicide, journalist Scott McGrath is not convinced. For McGrath, another death connected to the legendary director seems more than a coincidence. Driven by revenge, curiosity and a need for the truth, he finds himself pulled into a hypnotic, disorientating world which begins to threaten his grip on reality.
©2013 Marisha Pessl (P)2013 Random House Inc
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5 out of 5 stars
By Yulia on 03-07-18

Dark, beautiful detective noir.

What did you love best about Night Film?

Darkness of the story. Great book to listen in autumn, when its cold and rainy.

What about Jake Weber’s performance did you like?

Great voice , very suited for the story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Janie on 11-10-14

literary masterpiece mystery

What did you love best about Night Film?

It wasn't until the book was finished that I truly appreciated it for what it was: a literary masterpiece. The prose was sublime, never overblown with self importance, but succinct and perfect in it's short descriptive phrases. It was not a thriller or a suspense novel but it was a true mystery which in itself was really never resolved except in it's telling, so beautifully by the author and brilliantly told by Jake Weber.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favourite character was Cordova who changed in the telling from horrific murderer, to loving father and back again and was always a mystery, remaining so.

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

I was transformed by this book, rather than moved, much like the main character, McGrath, who the story was narrated through, and everybody who came in contact with Cordova. The story hooked me, more and more, as I listened until the end, which, although unresolved was nevertheless complete.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys really good writing and an intelligent mystery. Not your everyday paperback thriller !!

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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 09-02-13

Completely gripping

Completely gripping. Whatever faults her first novel had - so overwritten one couldn't forget someone had written it - are not on show here. The pace is immensely fast for such a big novel and the tone as fleet as it is dark. Jake Weber needs to read more audiobooks. I would now listen to another just for him alone. A low, expressive voice, perfectly paced. If you read this novel as well as listen to it, download the free app from itunes - like a series of dvd extras of music and audio, it extends what is already an epically good read. This is a real treat. Has - impossible to imagine, I know - Danielewski's House of Leaves made it to Audible. This is a near-cousin to it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By fiona on 09-15-13


Perfect story. This is a detective -investigative piece. intriguing throughout, the main three characters provide a wonderful balance of hard boiled detective, streetwise kid and iNgenue. The story brings us on a tour of New yorks underbelly . Nothing is certain. Every encounter is fascinating. I could not reccomend this more

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