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My Absolute Darling Audiobook

My Absolute Darling

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Publisher's Summary

A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming listen about one 14-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul.

'You think you're invincible. You think you won't ever miss. We need to put the fear on you. You need to surrender yourself to death before you ever begin and accept your life as a state of grace, and then and only then will you be good enough.'

At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall;
that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it;
that her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world.
And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her with him.

She doesn't know why she feels so different from the other girls at school;
why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see;
why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done;
and what her daddy will do when he finds out....

Sometimes strength is not the same as courage.
Sometimes leaving is not the only way to escape.
Sometimes surviving isn't enough.

©2017 Gabriel Tallent (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"The word 'masterpiece' has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one." (Stephen King)

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    hfffoman Kent 17/09/2017
    hfffoman Kent 17/09/2017
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    "Disastrous choice of narrator"
    Would you try another book written by Gabriel Tallent or narrated by Alex McKenna?

    BY the author, yes, by the narrator, no


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alex McKenna’s performances?

    Never


    Any additional comments?

    How on earth did they choose a narrator with a broken voice that sounds like two rusty pieces of metal scraping?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer UK 14/09/2017
    Amazon Customer UK 14/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Weirdly beautiful"

    Loved it but hard to say why when parts were so disturbing. I think it was the depth and descriptive narrative that did it for me. The brutal honesty of Turtle. The complete access to a damaged mind. I think the blurb from Stephen King calling it a masterpiece is completely fair. Very different for me but I'm glad I tried it.

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