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The Night Strangers Audiobook

The Night Strangers: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, has to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain due to double engine failure. The body count? Thirty-nine. A riveting ghost story with all the hallmarks readers have come to expect from bestselling, award-winning novelist Chris Bohjalian.

©2011 Chris Bohjalian (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Michaela London, United Kingdom 18/02/2014
    Michaela London, United Kingdom 18/02/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Good idea, average execution"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This story is a mixture of a ghost story and a witch's tale. It starts out well but then turns into something resembling and episode of 'Charmed'. It remains mildly entertaining but not what I expected from the description.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer alfreton, United Kingdom 06/04/2012
    jennifer alfreton, United Kingdom 06/04/2012 Member Since 2010
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    "The Night Strangers"

    This was a great book,you have to feel for the main character chip his life is turned upside down,so like anyone that has gone through a traumatic experience he tries to move on by moving away What a big mistake gripping and chilling

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karl Worksop, United Kingdom 08/01/2015
    Karl Worksop, United Kingdom 08/01/2015 Member Since 2016

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    "Excellently creepy!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Night Strangers the most enjoyable?

    An excellent choice of voices to narrate this story made it all the more enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Difficult to say really. Chips' suffering in the aftermath of the crash was so well written I was easy to see his mental state as it was.


    What about Mark Bramhall and Alison Fraser ’s performance did you like?

    I'd not heard these actors before and their work on this book was brilliant. Excellent choices for the characters portrayed.


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

    Yeah. All of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't expect the ending at all. Brilliant!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sean COLCHESTER, United Kingdom 12/05/2014
    Sean COLCHESTER, United Kingdom 12/05/2014 Listener Since 2011
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    "Chilling story"
    If you could sum up The Night Strangers in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, cold and chilling.


    What other book might you compare The Night Strangers to, and why?

    Difficult to compare this book really but for me the spell binding quality of Stephen King's Dead Zone springs readily to mind


    Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall and Alison Fraser – was your favourite?

    The character of Chip was very well done.


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

    It made me gulp at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    You know how you expect a book to give you a happy ending? Well this story doesn't and it really bites you in the backside. The final epilogue is chilling more for what it leaves to the imagination than anything else.
    A bit slow to start and maybe even repetitive about the airline crash but ... well when it gets going fantastic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy 25/04/2015
    Stacy 25/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"

    Loved every moment of this book! It is amazingly written and the readers do an incredible job! Would strongly recommend to anyone

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sarahmoose2000 16/01/2012
    sarahmoose2000 16/01/2012 Member Since 2016
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    "Is a Herbalist a Witch?"

    First off, this book is not for those with a fear of flying as the first hour, would pretty much send a phobic into mild cardiac arrest!

    A pilot loses 39 of his passengers when his plane crashes. Suffering from PSD he moves with his wife and twin girls to the country. While doing up his new house he finds a mysterious basement door, barricaded shut with 39 carriage bolts, oh, and don't you know that the previous tenants had twins and one of them died mysteriously!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    02/02/12
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    "Could have been so much better... no, seriously..."
    What disappointed you about The Night Strangers?

    The book was presented to readers as a ghost story novel with a creepy door leading to new and extended possibilities. That part had all of about... 30 minutes in the novel. The rest of the novel focused on a series of


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Dean Koontz' 77 Shadow Street.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall and Alison Fraser – was your favorite?

    I actually really enjoyed the pilot (Chip). His narrative was compelling and interesting. Far better than any other character in this mess pile.


    What character would you cut from The Night Strangers?

    There is an entire subplot dealing with a cult member trying to have the pilot committed. This isn't a spoiler because nothing is made with this plot. In addition the cult member who is the psychologist is annoying and one dimensional. I would have loved to have seen this entire 3 hour waste of time removed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mon
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    29/01/12
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    "A rehash of Rosemary's baby?"
    Would you try another book from Chris Bohjalian and/or Mark Bramhall and Alison Fraser ?

    Not sure. Maybe.


    Would you recommend The Night Strangers to your friends? Why or why not?

    Some folks may love it, I just found it distracting. First, there are two stories in the Night Strangers and in the end they just don't gel. One story is similar to the Shining and the other story is similar to Rosemary's baby. Had the book been more about the gardeners and herbalists (the Rosemary's baby story) then I would have enjoyed the audiobook more. Next, the pilot goes into so much detail about the plane crash, not once, not twice, but throughout the entire book. It was too much....a little non stop. I wish the author would have focused more time fusing the stories and less time on the detail and moment by moment playback of the crash.


    Any additional comments?

    Do not listen to this book if you will be on a plane in the near future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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