1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
All My Darkest Impulses  By  cover art

All My Darkest Impulses

By: Lisa Unger
Narrated by: James Anderson Foster,Saskia Maarleveld,Frankie Corzo
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $1.99

Buy for $1.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

What really happened to the girl who walked into the woods and vanished forever? It’s a never-forgotten mystery that clings like a shadow in a short story about dark memories and inescapable fears.

For disgraced professor Matthew Merle, the inheritance of his grandfather’s crumbling mansion is both a burden and an offer of safe haven. His childhood friend Claire, a psychiatrist, desperately needs a haven of her own after one of her patients unleashes his dark side. At turning points in their lives, it’s inevitable that they should return to the past. And to Merle House. It’s been waiting for them.

All My Darkest Impulses is part 1 of House of Crows, a four-part serial about friends with a shared history of darkness. They’ve spent their lives running, but they can no longer hide from the past. Each story can be read or listened to in a single haunted sitting.

©2021 by Lisa Unger. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What listeners say about All My Darkest Impulses

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    146
  • 4 Stars
    102
  • 3 Stars
    59
  • 2 Stars
    14
  • 1 Stars
    13
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    174
  • 4 Stars
    77
  • 3 Stars
    30
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    5
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    132
  • 4 Stars
    82
  • 3 Stars
    51
  • 2 Stars
    17
  • 1 Stars
    12

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

start of a series for Unger

“My Darkest Impulses” by Lisa Unger is a prequel, or book 1 of a series. Audible has provided a short snippet to whet the appetites for Unger’s “House of Crows” which is a four-part series about friends with creepy pasts. My husband and I listened to it while driving. It’s narrated by James Anderson Foster, Saskia Maarleveld, Frankie Corzo. It’s just short of a 2 hour listen. It’s good, and we might buy the next book in the series.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Exactly the suspense I needed

I didn’t know I’d like this one as much as I did. If I’d known, I’d never have started listening. Now I’m probably going to spend the rest of my day listening to the next part of the series when I should really be writing. Oh well, it can’t be helped.

I was not familiar with the author, Lisa Unger, before reading this, but she has a way with suspense writing that is absolutely mesmerizing. Her characters are flawed but easily pull in the reader.

The performance of the narrators only strengthened the story, and this is one of those I would say that you need to hear.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Optional

Narration was excellent. My favorite way to "read" a book and get other things done, such as folding clothes, mopping floor and making bed. Lisa Unger's writings keep you engaged and wondering about the ending.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Pretty creepy!

I enjoyed this and I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the story.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Interesting

The story is interesting. I enjoyed the audible version of this ominous story, looking forward to Part 2.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Short Story part one

Part one of a supernatural short story trilogy. With few exceptions, I am not a big fan of the genre so if you are, don't let my mediocre review stop you from listening. The characters were introduced and I am sure go into more depth in the subsequent parts of the story. The story was interesting but not enough to make me listen to part two. I usually don't like multiple narrators but they did a great job and it wasn't distracting at all.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Finally...some GOOD writing.

After listening to the disaster that was Luanne Rice's "Last Day," I was so pleased/relieved to stumble upon this series/author. Well-paced, interesting, delightfully creepy, and unpredictable. My only gripe is that I wish these were much longer. Her writing reminds me of Stephen King (and I have read all of his books). So glad that these were free for Prime users, or else I wouldn't have found Lisa Unger.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

very captivating sorry

loved it, couldn't put the book down, a very inviting story, be ready for none stop reading

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

nice start

I loved how this book starts out, so by the end you want to buy the next book right away.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Got lost in this story

Great start to to this horror to this series about a haunted mansion and the people who's lives it terrorised.

1 person found this helpful