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Drawn Audiobook

Drawn

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Boasting a cast of narrators including Golden Earphones recipient Gabrielle de Cuir and Golden Voice awardee Stefan Rudnicki, this unique audiobook features each narrator taking on a different character and performing chapters from their point of view. Listeners will be electrified by their performance of this story where a mysterious little boy who begins appearing in an artist's paintings, even though the artist has never actually seen him; a partially-blind agoraphobic is expelled from his apartment by a strange entity; a widower begins to have nightmares that his long-missing son is still alive and in danger; and a young runaway realizes his companion is actually a malevolent presence. The narrators keep up an urgent pace, and link these four stories together seamlessly to an unpredictable end.

Publisher's Summary

In Drawn, a mysterious little boy has begun appearing in the paintings of an artist who can't remember ever actually seeing him. A partially blind, disfigured agoraphobic who suffers crippling panic attacks if he even tries to leave his apartment is forced out by an unseen entity. A lonely widower begins to suffer terrifying nightmares that his long-missing, presumed-dead son is still alive and in mortal danger. A young runaway realizes that a man he thought was his traveling companion is actually his captor...and a predator. The lives of four very different people, driven by different but very powerful forces, crash together as they fight to solve their individual mysteries, to defeat a brutal enemy, and to save the life of an innocent boy.

©2012 James Hankins (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Maggs Port Talbot 17/03/2016
    Maggs Port Talbot 17/03/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Drawn-cleverly written story but unbelievable"

    Drawn-cleverly written story but unbelievable, I even liked the characters in the story
    Narration by various artists was good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nuala 24/01/2016
    Nuala 24/01/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Brilliantly crafted"

    I loved this book from beginning to end. Great characters and a great story. I would highly recommend it. Can't wait to read the rest of Mr Hankin's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Merritt Oxford, UK 07/07/2014
    T. Merritt Oxford, UK 07/07/2014 Member Since 2015

    Gadget Geek/Bug Guy

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    "Good little story with a unique reading style"
    Where does Drawn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the best, but entertaining and ranked higher than some of the more well known books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't have one, but prefered Boone. Just had more story to his character


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    That there were 5 narrators portraying each main character in the story. I actually liked this idea as I like audio dramas and this added to the overall feel of the story. It also definitely helped because it would sometimes switch quickly between characters and you knew which you were listening about this way much easier.


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

    No, but I never do. I prefer good long books that I can pick up anytime. This one had moments where I couldn't stop and had to find ways to listen longer. But no it's not so great you can't put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story overall, fun read. Not everyone will be happy with the resolution and overall ending, but no one ever is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle London, United Kingdom 21/12/2013
    Michelle London, United Kingdom 21/12/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "A bit scary for me"

    I have an embarrassing secret, I'm a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to the paranormal so this book was a little difficult to listen to alone at night and at points I did find myself turning it off even though I really wanted to know what would happen next my nerves couldn't take it . However during the light of day I did enjoy it. I liked the different characters and there story's but I never found myself bonding with any of them. Not my favourite audio book so far but not a bad listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 10/07/2014
    Sarah 10/07/2014
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    "Not good."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm not sure who would enjoy the book, someone who wouldn't notice the at times terrible writing?


    What was most disappointing about James Hankins’s story?

    It was slow, the characters were annoying.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    No.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Exasperation.


    Any additional comments?

    The female narrator had THE MOST annoying breathy voice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Meggin
    Reno, NV, United States
    30/12/13
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    "Another Great Hankins Book"

    Completely different from Brothers & Bones, his first book I'd read (listened to) and this one was fabulous also! Different narrators added to it rather than distracting from the story as can happen in some audio books. I have already purchased the third book that I know of that Hankins has written and will be listening soon!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Liz
    East Mackay, Australia
    09/01/14
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    "could not un plug"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Drawn to be better than the print version?

    only because of all the different narrators.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved all of it. this is the sort of book that makes you think about it for days after..


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    the reason I chose this book is because of christen rummel, I'm so glad I gave it a go all the other narrators were great..


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    you can run but you can't hide


    Any additional comments?

    this book is just the right amount of scary. its scary real life scary and paranormal scary. it makes you think about how one action can change your life and about the imprint you can leave on someone even if your not aware of it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jan
    Arkansas
    23/07/14
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    "So Worth a Credit!!!"

    I was not expecting to like this novel nearly as much as I did. As I have admitted before, I am an extremely picky reader and have to be engaged from the first page of a book until the last. "Drawn" kept me interested and creeped out from the beginning until the end. This paranormal listen has an original storyline that weaves in and out of four people's lives, and neatly comes together at the end. It reminds me of Koontz and King's earlier novels. The narration was outstanding with the one exception. The female character's narration had a voice that was a cross between whining and sexual frustration or something, ... I don't know what the hell was going on there. The other performances, fortunately, made up for it. Overall this book is definately worth a credit, and worth your time.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Harriet
    06/05/16
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    "Excellent!"

    Drawn is a curious mix of early Koontz and Mitch Albom. The full cast narration was wonderful (Rudnicki is a personal favorite). It is my second Hankins book and I'm officially a fan.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    22/04/16
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    "James Hankins has become one of my favorites."

    Excellent plot and pace. .. Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • katherine glaneman
    20/01/16
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    "Yes the world is full of disgusting people...."
    What made the experience of listening to Drawn the most enjoyable?

    I just had to know what was going to happen....


    If you’ve listened to books by James Hankins before, how does this one compare?

    First J. Hankins, and I will probably try another.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I really enjoyed the multi narrator stories.


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

    If you are sensitive to disturbing subject matter (as I am) this maybe hard to stick with.. I nearly deleted it more than once. I'm very glad I pushed through....


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jillian Werle
    Somerville, MA USA
    25/02/14
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    "Great narration, weak story"
    Would you listen to Drawn again? Why?

    No, although the narration was compelling, the story itself was not worth another listen.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I love supernatural thrillers, but the mechanism that tied this one together was very far off, and didn't make any sense. Suspension of disbelief only goes so far.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    With maybe one exception, all of the narrators are top notch, embodied their individual characters well, and kept me listening.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Yumna
    Sandton, South Africa
    17/11/16
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    "The name certainly is apt"

    The name of the book certainly is an apt description of how I was drawn into this book. I lost myself in the characters and loved how I experienced the emotions with them. It was a journey of mystery, anxiety suspense, fear, intrigue, sadness and joy. I enjoyed every minute of it and hope you will too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ganelle
    27/10/16
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    "So bad."

    Lazy, sloppy writing. Poor narration. Two stars for a couple creepy moments but overall a corny, cliche, predictable snorefest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    17/09/16
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    "Slow at first but ends alright"

    This book starts out slow and very disjointed but when it finally comes together it is worth the listen.
    The narrator for Alice takes a little gerting used to and is a little rough when she trys other tones and voices.
    overall I would recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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