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Bird Box Audiobook

Bird Box

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Publisher's Summary

Most people ignored the outrageous reports on the news. But they became too frequent, they became too real. And soon, they began happening down the street. Then the Internet died. The television and radio went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we couldn't look outside anymore.

Malorie raises the children the only way she can; indoors. The house is quiet. The doors are locked, the curtains are closed, mattresses are nailed over the windows. They are out there. She might let them in. The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall. Soon she will have to wake them. Soon she will have to blindfold them. Today they must leave the house. Today they will risk everything.

©2014 Josh Malerman (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"A book that demands to be read in a single sitting, and through the cracks between one's fingers. There has never been a horror story quite like this. Josh Malerman truly delivers" (Hugh Howey bestselling author of )

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    Andrew 01/04/2014
    Andrew 01/04/2014
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    "I am totally gripped!"

    What a great horror/psychological suspense novel.

    It is a chilling story! As the world as we know it falls prey to an apocalyptic plague of suicidal, murderous behaviour triggered by glimpsing an unknown creature, Malorie must do all she can to survive. DO NOT OPEN YOUR EYES!

    I have half an hour left until the end of the book and I don't want it to end! It is so gripping and will have you on the edge of your seat with anxiety for the characters involved.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer UK 01/04/2016
    Amazon Customer UK 01/04/2016 Member Since 2012

    open mind

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    "Blind terror but no hope"

    You don't 'see' anything except people going mad and killing themselves and each other. Blindness is terror, helplessness and protection all in one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Metaltoe 27/03/2016
    Metaltoe 27/03/2016 Member Since 2015

    Cat lover heavy metal lady. Bolton, UK.

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    "Gripping and unusual!"
    Where does Bird Box rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best! I found myself completely caught up in it. Excellently written, perfectly performed and a very good and quite terrifying story.


    What other book might you compare Bird Box to, and why?

    Touch of The Birds, touch of The Walking Dead - but this apocalyptic story wasn't really like either of them, it just made me think of them in certain ways.


    What about Katharine Mangold’s performance did you like?

    Some reviewers have criticized Katherine Mangold's performance and this actually made me hesitate before buying it. But I'm SO glad i did buy it because it's a wonderful and powerful book and I found her reading of it to be exactly right. It suits the story, the situation and the characters. Her reading isn't flat and dull, it's measured and fitting for the woman who is the main character. She became Mallory in my mind. And where excitement and tension were required, she put it in her reading. Well done, Katherine!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It would have to be "Don't open your eyes".


    Any additional comments?

    Only - buy this!! It starts off slowly but soon it's totally gripping and involving. Terrifying in a subtle and insidious way, and quite different probably, than what you'd expect. And I actually had a tear in my eye at the perfect ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jackie 19/01/2016
    jackie 19/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Weird, weird, weird"

    The narration of this book was terrible but the reader suited the character of Marerly. It seems being blind is cool which was nice as i'm blind myself so wanted to read this because of what the story was about. But no questions got answered don't know what the creatures where so that was disappointing as was the end of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bella 04/07/2015
    Bella 04/07/2015

    I am always being told to "get back into the real world"...why?-it is so much fun in other peoples!

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    "Great story....absolutely disastrous narration!"
    What did you like best about Bird Box? What did you like least?

    Loved the fact that I had no idea what it was that made people go mad.It was.Certainly ,it kept you guessing-and hooked


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bird Box?

    The whole book was pretty memorable,as it was a totally new look at the apocalypse situation.


    What didn’t you like about Katharine Mangold’s performance?

    Where would you like me to start-Katharine Mangold is the worst narrator I have EVER heard.Flat,monotone,robotic...oh and lets not forget the screeching.Sometimes I thought she was yelling at me angry. and others she sounded bored-Thankfully it was a short book-if it was any longer I would not have been able to finish this.


    Was Bird Box worth the listening time?

    The story yes-but probably better to read!..see above.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the story of this book-if it had a better reader I would have listened in one sitting.But unfortunately,the chosen reader for this one was so bad all she did was give me a headache.If you really want to listen,I recommend using the speed button on your kindle,(not sure if other devices have one)...otherwise-buy the book-as the story is one of those not to be missed ....I implore you to read it...would not recommend the audio..listen to the whole of the sample-I made the mistake of only a few seconds.
    Recommend Audible redo this one with a better reader-I will buy again if they do and relisten!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie 10/03/2015
    Natalie 10/03/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible narrator"

    At first I thought the narrator was a robot. Such a droning voice.
    Overall, excellent concept for a story though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 07/06/2014
    Mary 07/06/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Quite frightening and possible"
    What made the experience of listening to Bird Box the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed it. It's a horror story with no laughs.


    What three words best describe Katharine Mangold’s voice?

    Monotone, not great.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I think the reading of the book stopped any emotion for me. I only continued to listen because I wanted to know how it ended.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr 16/05/2014
    Mr 16/05/2014
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    "Very good"
    If you could sum up Bird Box in three words, what would they be?

    Don't. Open. Eyes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The tension created. Cant really say much more without giving the central theme away but because of the plot device used the listener gets caught up in the characters tension.


    Which character – as performed by Katharine Mangold – was your favourite?

    The lead


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This works so well as an audio book, especially at night. In the dark. The memsahib listened to the story after I had and although not a fan of this type of story she really enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jill middlemas 03/04/2014
    jill middlemas 03/04/2014 Member Since 2016
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    What disappointed you about Bird Box?

    Was very disappointed with this I have not listened to the end I think it was a mixture of narrator and very slow story


    What will your next listen be?

    Joseph Delaney


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was horrendous


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No redeeming qualities


    Any additional comments?

    Can I swap it

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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