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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Erik Larson comes his first venture into fiction, an otherworldly tale of intrigue and the impossible that marshals his trademark approach to nonfiction to create something new: a ghost story thoroughly grounded in history.

Pioneering psychologist William James leads an expedition to a remote isle in search of answers after a family inexplicably vanishes. Was the cause rooted in the physical world...or were there forces more paranormal and sinister at work? Available only on audio, because as Larson says, ghost stories are best told aloud.

A group of researchers sets sail for the Isle of Dorn in the North Atlantic in 1905 to explore the cause of several mysterious disappearances, most notably a family of four who vanished without a trace after a weeklong holiday on the island. Led by Professor James, a prominent member of the Society for Psychical Research, they begin to explore the island’s sole cottage and surrounding landscape in search of a logical explanation. 

The idyllic setting belies an undercurrent of danger and treachery, with raging storms and unnerving discoveries adding to the sense of menace. As increasingly unexplainable events unfold, the now-stranded investigators are unsure whether they can trust their own eyes, their instincts, one another - or even themselves. 

Erik Larson has written a terrifying tale of suspense, underpinned with actual people and events. Created specifically to entertain audio listeners, this eerie blend of the ghostly and the real will keep listeners captivated till the blood-chilling end. 

Featuring Erik Larson reading his Notes for a Narrator.

©2021 Penguin Random House Audio (P)2021 Random House Audio

Dear Listener,

What inspired me to use a new approach—my first novel!—to tell this story?
"I love a good ghost story, and decided one day, pretty much on a whim, to write one myself—the kind of story I’d like to read on a dark night with a glass of brandy in hand and a fire in the hearth. But something else also apparated, ghostlike, in my mind. I decided this story would have an underlayment of historical fact, because history after all is what I do. Specifically, I wanted to use some of the spooky real-life people and events I discovered during my research for my nonfiction book Thunderstruck, which dealt in part with the Victorian era’s obsession with ghosts and the afterlife. What especially intrigued me was the deadly serious Society for Psychical Research, especially its Committee on Haunted Houses. I like to think of the result as a ghost story with footnotes. But don’t let that scare you; there’s plenty else that will." –- Erik Larson, writer of No One Goes Alone

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Not a ghost story in my opinion.

Just scholars ( talking heads ) discussion ,for what they believe is a paranormal they are experiencing.
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ghost and mystery buff

I truly enjoyed the story. Perhaps I enjoyed it so much because I listened to the story close to Halloween. The narrator was splendid and his voice added to the mystery and excitement of the story.

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What can I say?!

Mr. Larson is one of my personal favorites. After voraciously consuming The Devil in the White City and The Beast in the Garden, I jumped at the opportunity to read his take on a good paranormal story. I'm happy to report, as is the case with all his other work I've read, this is another excellent, gripping piece of work. Narration is tip top as well. Definitely check it out!

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What A Fine Book!

loved it
the narrator did a fine job
Vocabulary is perfect
for the time period

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Great listen!

I really enjoyed the storytelling and the loose historical fictional aspects of the book. One of my first audible horror books and I truly enjoyed it. Woke up last night thinking there was something watching me sleep... So there is that. haha

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Dull

After reading the description, I was expecting a spooky ghost story, but what I got was a dull haunted house description. The end was exceptionally anticlimactic. Since this was an audiobook only, I was expecting a lot from the narration but it didn’t deliver either. The narrator made every character’s voice the same.

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Historical boo

Larson is primarily a history writer, and this first foray into fiction is wrapped in history. Some characters are real, some fictional. Set on a remote “abandoned” English island in an “empty” house, this is a classic boo story. And ghost stories are best experienced aloud, so we have an audiobook only release. I don’t believe in ghosts, but that did not stop me from immensely enjoying this book. A well told tale. Recommended.

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I enjoyed this book very much

This book is well written and Julian R-T is an expert narrator.
It is about evil, and how evil appears to materialize in different but recognizable forms.





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A mostly wonderful listen…

This book was so well written and narrated! It grabbed my interest and kept it with every chapter. Mr Rhind-Tutt’s reading and individuation of character voices was outstanding. The story line twisted and turned so masterfully - Erik Larson’s fiction was every bit as marvelous as his historical works. But then it just sort of ended and I found myself wishing for something more cathartic, something more substantial. It felt like the story turned the last corner and then deflated suddenly. I still highly recommend it as a great listening experience.

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Boring

Interesting but unable to see much of a novel. I do love other books by EE.

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