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Hidden Bodies

Narrated by: Santino Fontana
Series: You, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
4 out of 5 stars (377 ratings)

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Summary

Can't wait for the next series of You? Then don't miss this, the sequel, now a major Netflix series. 

You was a word of mouth best-seller around the world -- and now Joe Goldberg is back!

Joe Goldberg came to Los Angeles to start over, to forget about what happened in New York. But in a darkened room in Soho House everything suddenly changed.

She is like no one he's ever met before. She doesn't know about his past and never can. The problem is, hidden bodies don't always stay that way.

©2016 Caroline Kepnes (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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"Darkly glittering...totally absorbing." (Erin Kelly)

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Amazing Narrator

I felt like I was in the narrator's head the entire book. The story had a bit of a lull in the middle. But that's probably on purpose for the big finish. Definitely recommend. But you would have had to have read the first book to understand everything.

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Better than the TV series

Very dark. Much better than the TV version. The reader captures Joe so well. I can highly recommend.

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Jo is back and as deliciously evil as before

Having listened to You with a fascination that both horrified and entertained I wanted to find out what happens next

I was not disappointed- jo mind and viewpoint is as warped twisted and self obsessed as ever - and his new love Love seems to have similar dark twisted secrets

Was hooked again and drawn in - and left wondering - what happens next 😀

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Santino Fontana captures the feeling of this story perfectly!

A good follow on to the original You, Joe suddenly packs up and moves out of NY and has to cover his trail along the way....great sequel, showcasing the growing paranoia, delusion and narcissism of Joe Goldberg...just like ‘You’, you will find yourself constantly going between hating him then rooting for him, and once again left wanting to know what happens next in the life of Joe Goldberg.
I originally read You, then decided to try the audiobook and it was brilliant so decided to listen to Hidden Bodies instead of reading it. I honestly think that the quality of the narration is what made me enjoy both these books so much, he portrays the story so well.

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Great story, narration and excellent characters.

This was different to the first book in the series ‘You’, but still just as good, gripping and excellently written. The characters were so realistic and the narrator did a great job. Really enjoyable listen! Will miss it.

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Far better than expected

After listening to You and finding it excellent I couldn’t wait to listen to this. The character of Joe is brilliant and that is why this is so good. If you liked the first book you must listen to this.

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An absolute treat.

More please! Please!! Superb book, narrated to perfection. Absolutely loved it. The feeling I got when I finished this was akin to the feeling I got when I finished Breaking Bad. Life will be incomplete with Joe. Loved it as much as the first book. Both highly recommended.

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Gripping till the end

Such a good book, absolutely gripping until the end. And the reading was really well done

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Compelling

If you could sum up Hidden Bodies in three words, what would they be?

Dark, compelling, unputdownable!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hidden Bodies?

When Forty turns the tables on Joe - but there's really too many to mention. The dialogue is spot on and occasionally laugh out loud.

Have you listened to any of Santino Fontana’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Love his narration...he's an excellent 'Joe.'

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

It made me laugh in the same way the show 'Dexter' does.

Any additional comments?

Very well written books - but you must read 'You' first. I was actually rooting for Joe at the end of 'Hidden Bodies' and I hope there' s a sequel. The narration is excellent, I listened to both 'You' and 'Hidden Bodies' within a week! Only thing I'd warn about is both books have quite a few 'sex' scenes which some people may not like and a couple of uses of the 'C*** word.

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Very different from the show, still good

After finishing season 2 of You on Netflix I was interested in seeing how the books differ from the show. I’ll keep this as spoiler free as I can.
You, the book, was nearly identical to season 1, a few minor changes, and one pretty major change that would have prevented a key plot point in season 2 of the show.
This book was completely different, the only similarities being the character names and SOME plot points.
I enjoyed both the plot lines from the show and the book, but I feel like Joe is more cruel in the books than on the show. Some of his motives for killing certain characters are a bit unjustifiable, and I’m glad the show runners tried to make him a bit more realistic.
Overall I enjoyed the twists and turns, and I had no idea what to expect next due to it being completely different to the plot I already knew about. The narrator was fantastic. I can’t wait for book 3!

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Excellent narration!

I read 'you' - and listened to 'hidden bodies' the narration in hidden bodies really brings joe to life- can't wait for the next instalment!

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