• Human Remains

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (189 ratings)

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.
Human Remains  By  cover art

Human Remains

By: Elizabeth Haynes
Narrated by: Karen Cass
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $36.50

Buy for $36.50

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

New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Haynes returns with a disturbing and powerful tale that preys on our darkest fears.

Police analyst Annabel wouldn't describe herself as lonely. Her work and the needs of her aging mother keep her busy. But Annabel is shocked when she discovers her neighbor's decomposing body in the house next door, and she is appalled to think that no one, including herself, noticed the woman's absence. Annabel sets out to investigate, despite her colleagues' lack of interest, and discovers that such cases are frighteningly common in her hometown.

A chilling thriller and a hymn to all the lonely people whose individual voices haunt its pages, Human Remains shows how vulnerable we are when we live alone, and how easily ordinary lives can fall apart when no one is watching.

©2013 Elizabeth Haynes (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

What listeners say about Human Remains

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    46
  • 4 Stars
    60
  • 3 Stars
    56
  • 2 Stars
    19
  • 1 Stars
    8
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    60
  • 4 Stars
    61
  • 3 Stars
    35
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    7
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    38
  • 4 Stars
    55
  • 3 Stars
    51
  • 2 Stars
    20
  • 1 Stars
    8

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

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

Fantastic!

Would you listen to Human Remains again? Why?

Yes absolutely! I was in such a hurry to get to the end that I would want to listen again in case I missed any details.

What other book might you compare Human Remains to and why?

This was a one of a kind for me, I haven't come across anything quite like it. I don't want to give anything away, but wow things I have never thought of before and I watch a lot of crime stories on TV and listen to a lot of crime/mystery stories. I really enjoyed the originality!

What does Karen Cass bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Sincere emotions and personality.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me gasp in shock and cover my mouth once I realized what was going on. And I might have yelled at the main character a few times...

Any additional comments?

LOVED IT!!

3 people found this helpful

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

NOT FOR ME

I BOUGHT THIS BOOK IN SPITE OF THE TITLE,SO I GUESS IT'S MY OWN FAULT.
THE AUTHOR PROVIDES REPEATED AND DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF THE VARIOUS STAGES OF DECOMPOSITION OF A CORPSE.PERHAPS IN ORDER TO ADD MORE SPICE,ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS KEEPS THE READER INFORMED ABOUT HIS ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD OF MASTURBATION.I STOPPED LISTENING AND WILL RETURN THE BOOK.

2 people found this helpful

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

Strange and good

Really weird but good story quite twisty narrated was very good and made the story enjoyable . No more words needed

2 people found this helpful

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

Just Loved It

Would you consider the audio edition of Human Remains to be better than the print version?

On of the best! The suspense kept me listening for hours! Only had the audio version.

What did you like best about this story?

Annabell and her determination

What does Karen Cass bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The tone brought depth to the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Neither.

2 people found this helpful

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

Intriguing Story...Enjoyable List

Elizabeth Raynes creates an intriguing story surrounding about how easy it is to withdraw from society and how vulnerable that makes us. Narrator did a good job creating a distinction between the two main storytellers.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

Not sure !

I think the narrator was one problem with this book and the story line was so so , I don't think I would recommend this book .

1 person found this helpful

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

creepy

Super creepy and I loved that. I actually liked the "bad guy" it was neat hearing his perspective and seeing how he views the world. His view gave me new perspective on dying or being suicidal....very different type of thriller but I was still hooked instantly and eager to keep listening

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

Meh

I couldn’t finish it. Almost, but it droned on and on. It was recommended, but it was too slow paced for me.

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

4

Not for the faint hearted but a wonder fully written and narrated
mystery. Told by the police intelligence officer, a detective story that grows so slowly -- the major crimes police almost miss this serial killer (maybe) under their noses. A fascinating story for experienced mystery readers. I have listened to large sections twice to enjoy the finesse of the plot. Just excellent.
Top Shelf for the best of the best.

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

I can't believe I listened to the whole thing.

Maybe it was better than I thought, but honestly it was just not good. Sorry