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Let the Right One In Audiobook

Let the Right One In

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Publisher's Summary

John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel, a huge best seller in his native Sweden, is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend. And a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty.

The international best seller and the book behind the film and play Let Me In.

Oskar and Eli. In very different ways, they were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends.

And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself.

Oskar is a 12-year-old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened.

Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200-year-old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood.

©2008 Quercus Publishing PLC (P)2010 Quercus Publishing PLC

What the Critics Say

"A terrifying supernatural story yet also a moving account of friendship and salvation." (The Guardian)

"A whiff of the new Stephen King. Don't miss it." (The Times)

"Lindqvist has reinvented the vampire novel and made it all the more chilling by setting it in the kind of sink estate we all know from the media. Immensely readable and highly disturbing." (Daily Express)

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    Iain 01/07/2011
    Iain 01/07/2011 Member Since 2007
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    "Disturbing!"

    I have just finished this book and still trying to decide what I made of it. The style of the writing and vampire theme made me think on first listening that it might be something my niece (13) might enjoy. Of course once we got to the paedophilia and gruesome kilings, it changed my mind a bit!
    I found myself identiying too much with Oscar, the 'hero', with uncomfortable parallels with my young self, while wanting to shake him at the same time. An the monster, the predator, who in the end is more human than the human monsters that form the majority of the characters in the book. I still can't decide!
    So a book full of monsters, only some of whom have fangs. The fact that I'm still thinking about it, tells me that while disturbing, it was a good listen worth trying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M 28/07/2017
    M 28/07/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Fair story, good characters, decent pace."

    As an ex-pat living in Stockholm I was intrigued by the setting, and enticed by the plot. Having listened, I disagree with the blurb: neither Oskar nor Eli are co-dependent on each other, at all. However this is a well-crafted story that develops it's plot and characters competently, and kept me listening. I was disappointed with the pronunciation of Swedish names/places but this doesn't detract from the enjoyment.
    Recommended beach/long journey listening.

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    rob y uk 13/05/2017
    rob y uk 13/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Classic vampire novel"

    One of the best vampire novels ever aong with Salems Lot and Dracula. Should be read by everyone with an interest in horror

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    KipSoton 04/10/2016
    KipSoton 04/10/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting but...."

    The end just didn't flow, it wasn't that there were cliffhangers for a sequel it just didn't work. It's not often that I wish I hadn't bothered, but in this case that's how I feel.

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    Spencer Pledge Brighton, England 13/09/2016
    Spencer Pledge Brighton, England 13/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic story"

    This book was one of the world book night books in 2012, which is where I first read it. Some of the names and places are a little difficult if you are not used to them, so it was a delight to hear it read so effortlessly.

    Some graphic sexual content, and obviously violence as it is after all about vampires, but it is the story between the characters that really draws you in.

    There is something that I find quite profound about letting the right one slip in, and this story really had me caring for the main characters despite their flaws. I look forward to hearing let the old dreams die next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ALP England, UK 28/07/2016
    ALP England, UK 28/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Best book I have listened to in a long time!"

    Not necessarily the kind of book I would normally go for but I devoured it (pun intended?) very quickly - I listened to this book at the start of the year and it has stayed with me even now, some 6 months later, so much so that I felt I must leave a review to implore others to pick it up.

    This book far exceeds the movies (both swedish and american) in every way, with a much deeper and personal story than could be shown in film.

    Don't wait, GET THIS BOOK! You will not regret it.

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    D 07/06/2016
    D 07/06/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Story meanders a bit"

    Good start but story seems to drift a bit in the middle. Very unsatisfying end. Good narration though.

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    Leona Feniton, United Kingdom 11/05/2016
    Leona Feniton, United Kingdom 11/05/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent"

    This is an excellent book, one of the best I've listened to for a long time. I thought I was past vampire books but this is so much more. I loved the way the writer draws comparisons between real life 'monsters' and his fictional ones. The pull between good and evil and right and wrong in this book causes upheaval with your preconceived ideas as you root for characters and hope for outcomes you would normally consider morally unquestionable.

    The characters are beautifully developed, all of them. I watched the movie the same day as I finished the book; it was an excellent dramatisation but only served to highlight the depth of the book's characters and the depth and complexity of the contemporary social issues tackled in the book.

    If you wondering if this is the book for you, then stop and get it.

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    Ethan Bellmer 25/04/2016
    Ethan Bellmer 25/04/2016
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    "My Favourite Book in Listenable Format"

    I was a little apprehensive at first about listening to an audiobook, and especially one of my favourite book, but I'm glad that I took the chance as it allowed me to experience the story again without needing me to sit down and use what little time I have reading where I could be working on coursework.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    janien hampshire, UK 06/12/2015
    janien hampshire, UK 06/12/2015 Listener Since 2010
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    "Heartfelt Horror"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Let the Right One In to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the print version however the movie Is good and the book as good if not better.


    What other book might you compare Let the Right One In to, and why?

    This is unique, I'm not making comparisons with other novels.


    Which character – as performed by Steven Pacey – was your favourite?

    Oskar of course is a favourite character. The author has the knack of getting the reader to engage with and care about the characters.


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

    Both.


    Any additional comments?

    Well recommended. I loved this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Rob
    Osborne park, Australia
    31/12/10
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    "Incomplete"

    The provided audio in two parts is incomplete and therefore very disappointing.
    This was my first download from Audible and I have now cancelled my subscription.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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