• A Kiss Before Dying

  • By: Ira Levin
  • Narrated by: Mauro Hantman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Dorothy meets a handsome young man with an eye for her inheritance while she is in her sophomore year. They are to be married, and her life will be blissful; but Dorothy is pregnant, and her fiancé's plans are ruined, for Dorothy would be disinherited if her father discovered the truth.

So the young man provides his bride-to-be with some pills that will solve the problem. Soon there will be no baby - and perhaps no Dorothy either....

A Kiss Before Dying, Levin's first novel, earned him the 1954 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and is regarded as a modern classic.

©2016 Ira Levin (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

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  • L. Black
  • 11-24-20

Superb

Utterly gripping. I would go as far as to say 'masterpiece'. And generally I find most books not as good as I'd hoped... Levin was 23 when he wrote this. Remarkable.
I've been married for 12 years and this is the first time I've ever pestered my wife to read something. I just REALLY want to talk to her about it. She's just read the first few pages and is IN.
The narration is also excellent and really catches the strange nature of the tale.
In short, the best novel I've read for a long time. Do yourself a favour and get it.

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  • SamanthafromKentishTown
  • 03-21-21

Wonderful book

And very well-read. Kept me in suspense until the very end. Ira Levin was a genius!

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  • noel barry
  • 02-21-21

Brilliant

Without doubt the best fiction audiobook I’ve ever heard.
Astounding story, brilliantly narrated.
Superb. Highly recommended.

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  • Myrtle
  • 05-02-20

Great 👍

I enjoyed it. I found it also a bit wee bit grizzly..It was good though.

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  • Malwina Tritt
  • 02-03-18

Brilliant!

What a great listen!! Everything that's said in the foreword is true. Ira is genius.
Fantastic story and great narration. You just have to!!

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  • SJB
  • 01-20-22

Brilliant

The best audiobook I've listened to for a while. Excellent narration and such superb writing and characterisation. I stayed awake in the early hours just to finish this.

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  • Georgia Fancett
  • 11-03-21

Genius

This novel is pure genius. I don't know how it's taken me so long to discover it.