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.
Buy for $34.99

Buy for $34.99

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

Sophia was made for him, her perfect husband. She can feel it in her bones. He is perfect; their home together in Arcadia Gardens is perfect; everything is perfect. It's just that he's away so much - so often. He works so hard. She misses him, and he misses her. He says he does, so it must be true. He is the perfect husband, and everything is perfect. 

But sometimes Sophia wonders about things - strange things, dark things - the look on her husband's face when he comes back from a long business trip, the questions he will not answer, the locked basement she is never allowed to enter. And whenever she asks the neighbors, they can't quite meet her gaze.... But everything is perfect - isn't it?

©2021 Tordotcom (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

What listeners say about Comfort Me with Apples

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    80
  • 4 Stars
    37
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    8
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    91
  • 4 Stars
    25
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    69
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    8

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

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

strange story

“Comfort Me with Apples” is an incredibly strange strange story. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Karis Cambell.

The story opens with a list of rules for living in Acadia Garden. The protagonist, Sophia, loves her husband and feels she was made for him. This is repeated much in the story. Her voice is pleasant and she happily defers to anything and everything her husband tells her to do, which adds a strange vibe. But everything about Acadia Garden alerts the listener to “something is awry”. But, what?

It’s a quick story, there are clues. And when the story got to the end, I couldn’t believe what I did not pick up in clues.

This is a very bizarre story. I’m conflicted because I didn’t like the story from the start. Yet, I kept listening, and kept not liking it. Yet…..I listened to the end…and I was duped! I give it 5 full stars for duping me in such an open way. Most of the story though…it’s like an uncomfortable Twilight Zone episode!.

I get why this has been rated lower, but I did enjoy the nuances of the story.

4 people found this helpful

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

Nope

Wish someone had warned me that this is Bible fan fiction. I guessed the twist but kept thinking "no that's too dumb." But it wasn't!
Consider yourself warned!

3 people found this helpful

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

Stop what you are doing and listen to this book

I did not expect where this story ended up going, and am amazed at how richly it is told given the length of the book. I will be thinking/ talking about this one for a long time to come.

2 people found this helpful

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

Absolutely brilliant and frightening

A twist I did not expect that makes the title oh so appropriate. There are so many hints dropped throughout the story that become obvious in hindsight. One of my favorite parts is the readings of the HOA agreement especially as it becomes more and more creepy. Each chapter is named after an apple variety and I’m now inspired to go search them out. Karis Campbell did an impeccable job with narration especially with the character of Sophia giving her just the right edge of innocence. I absolutely recommend this book without reservation.

2 people found this helpful

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

Sooo good

I loved everything about this book It was strange and thrilling and kept me captivated with every word. It felt like a fresh of breath air and a genre where books sometimes can feel a little bit samey so I highly suggest this if you're looking for something new It was really really good. and the ending was just perfect.

1 person found this helpful

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

DO NOT READ more than the publishers synopsis

Someone “spoiled” part of the plot for me, so it wasn’t as enjoyable as it would have been. I still HIGHLY recommend it!
Karis Campbell did a perfect job of narrating.

1 person found this helpful

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

Beautiful and haunting

I pre-ordered this and was a little disappointed at first because I didn’t realize that this was a novella. However, I shouldn’t have been. This book is just so well written. I’ve listened to it multiple times now because I hear something new each time. I even bought that hard cover book because I loved the Audible version so much I want to read it myself as well. The story is suspenseful and unexpected and so well-written. The narrator’s voice is lovely to listen to and so perfect for this story, giving the main and supporting characters so much depth. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

1 person found this helpful

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

Really really good

Well written. Well performed. Now I want to find more audio books by this author.

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

Amazing!

This book is unlike anything you will ever read. So unique. I highly recommend this book!

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

Why did I spend my time liatening?

Not the book I expected ... Was not "a thriiler" as described in its own right, in my taste.