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Providence

Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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Summary

Stephen King for the avocado toast generation: dark, twisted, hilarious and unmissable.

In 2008, 13-year-old Jon Bronson disappears on his morning walk to school. After even his parents give him up for dead, only his best friend, Chloe, remains certain that he would come back.

Four years later, Jon returns with no memory of anything after the day he disappeared. But something’s different about him. His presence seems to cause spontaneous nosebleeds in those around him. When he hugs his father, the older man passes out. The family dog disappears.

Jon’s only clue to his missing four years is the battered book left behind by the man he believes abducted him. And he and Chloe are determined to figure out what happened to Jon...before his presence does more than cause a couple of bloody noses. They’re sure they can solve the mystery and save Jon.

But this is a Caroline Kepnes novel. You know that the worst is yet to come.

With her trademark flair, precision eye for detail and acerbic wit, Caroline Kepnes will bring the suspense thriller to a whole new level with Providence - a story of loss, horror, redemption and the love that binds us all.

This unabridged audio version is read by MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin and Paul Michael.

©2018 Caroline Kepnes (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

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A wonderful listen.

After reading Caroline Kepnes two other books "You" and "Hidden bodies", I was very excited to listen to her third. Whilst very different from her other work this was just as captivating. The narration is wonderful and the story is pacy and engaging. Caroline Kepnes has fast become one of my favourite authors and I could listen to any of the three narrators reading the telephone book :D

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Young adult superpower book

Wouldn’t really say this book is for adults more a teenagers book. Very different from her other books. Good narrators

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  • 29-12-18

Literally one of the most pointless books ever

I liked the summary enough to sample the audio. I didn't mind the sample even though it really gave no insight to the actual story, which makes sense after listening to the entire book. It absolutely makes no sense. It's a lot of repetitive ramblings with no real conclusion. The "love story" felt forced and the super natural element was clearly unresearched and unfocused. This book kept me from purchasing "You" and "Hidden Bodies" that's how awful it was. But after seeing the Netflix series "You" I've decided to give "Hidden Bodies" a chance. Hope it's not a waste of a credit.

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  • 30-03-19

Disappointing story development

The storyline was easy to get into and narated really well but once you get halfway through the book, you may as well stop listening because nothing else happens despite many years passing by. I was left disappointed with there being no conclusion to the story.