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Snowflakes

Hush Collection
By: Ruth Ware
Narrated by: Jess Nahikian
Series: Hush Collection
Length: 57 mins
3.9 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

When a barrier between truth and illusion grows stronger, a family’s trust crumbles in this arresting short story by the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10.

Leah has spent her formative years isolated on a remote island with her family. But their quiet existence, far from the devastated mainland, is cracking. Father, sensing a coming threat, demands that a wall be built. As the stone blockade rises, Father’s paranoia escalates. So does Leah’s dread that the violence the family left behind has found its way to their sanctuary.

Ruth Ware’s Snowflakes is part of Hush, a collection of six stories, ranging from political mysteries to psychological thrillers, in which deception can be a matter of life and death. Each piece can be read or listened to in one truly chilling sitting.

©2020 Ruth Ware. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Leahsephra
  • 22-09-20

Snow Flakes

I enjoyed this short story about a father who lost his grasp on reality. I look forward to listening to more stories in this series

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  • Peigi
  • 14-09-20

Just as Great as her Books

I started off not particularly liking this story because I thought it was some kind of White Supremacist/Misunderstood Anarchist story. I kept waiting for a reason to "feel sorry for" the father in this story. I couldn't seem to find a reason to like the man much less feel sorry for him. But I should have known Ms. Ware wouldn't write some soapy tripe. I have read several of her novels and found them outstanding mysteries. In this case, I didn't allow the story to completely unfold before making a decision. As I continued to listen, I discovered the father's whole POV was a fantasy and his girls had become part of that fantasy as they had no other view of the world other than their father's. I re-listened with an open mind. Just goes to show me that I too had pre-conceived ideas about this story, just like the father's tunnel-vision about the world. Truly a good story after all - learned something about myself as well.

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  • Kara
  • 07-09-20

Love Ruth Ware, but this was disappointing

And a little too obvious. Not really mysterious and I won’t be recommending it. I know it’s a short story, but I think it could have been a bit more clever and complex.

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  • Rcs45
  • 05-09-20

Pulled me right in to a gripping story

I expected a good story from Ruth Ware and I got it. I was right there with Leah during her frightening experience.

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  • M. D.
  • 02-09-20

Perfect length for a long walk

This story held my interest until the end. And in the end was a surprise. I have made assumptions about the background and time. Of the story and was completely surprised at the end to learn the truth. The short story is also perfect length for a long walk, one hour.

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  • Renee Elizabeth
  • 24-08-20

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I just didn't get it the entire time I listened to it and wondered we had I missed. I love this author so I'm not quite sure why this story didn't work for me. Narration was good.

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  • M A
  • 08-08-20

Waste of time

Don’t bother with this book. It’s a pointless short story. I wasted an hour and walked away with nothing.

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  • barbara
  • 04-08-20

Snowflakes

This is the first of the Hush series I have read, as I like Ruth Ware. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope many more authors will bring more short stories to listen to. I listen while I do my hobbies and it is nice to have a short story. This story was excellent and the narration very good.

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  • Nedieh Red Nav
  • 02-08-20

Good quick diversion

This was a good quick diversion of a read/listen. Well put together with a quick twist in the story at the end but no real telling of the why the story was told.

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  • cora
  • 22-10-20

Mental illness and family

This story is about so many people who affect our lives because of their mental illness. It can tear families apart if not dealt with lives are changed but not for the better but if this illness is not taken care of. I urge everyone to read this book it will teach them if they don’t already know.