Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena is the internationally best-selling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House. In celebration of her latest twisty thriller, An Unwanted Guest, the Toronto-based author has curated a selection of audiobooks that have inspired her own writing.
    • The Silent Wife

    • A Novel
    • Written by: A. S. A. Harrison
    • Narrated by: Karen White, Donald Corren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    A chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hers....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting<br />

    • By Gail B. on 2018-01-03
    • A Novel
    • Written by: A. S. A. Harrison
    • Narrated by: Karen White, Donald Corren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 2013-06-25
    • 4 out of 5 stars 32 ratings
    • "This riveting novel is about the disintegration of a marriage, and about how quickly things can move from relatively normal, to cold-blooded murder. A thriller to savour."
    • The Dinner

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good story teller

    • By Tee on 2018-09-11
    • A Novel
    • Written by: Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 2013-02-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 56 ratings
    • "Two teenaged boys have committed a horrific crime. Their concerned parents meet at a restaurant to discuss. But as you listen, you realize there is something even more amiss here. Absolutely chilling."
    • The Psychopath Inside

    • A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain
    • Written by: James Fallon
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    The memoir of a neuroscientist whose research led him to a bizarre personal discovery, James Fallon had spent an entire career studying how our brains affect our behavior....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a little overwhelming

    • By Natalie on 2018-06-15
    • A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain
    • Written by: James Fallon
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 2013-10-31
    • 4 out of 5 stars 72 ratings
    • "This is a nonfiction work by a successful doctor who diagnosed himself as a psychopath as a middle-aged adult. An absolutely fascinating journey into the psychopathic mind."
    • The Glass Castle

    • A Memoir
    • Written by: Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well

    • By Caitlin on 2018-10-01
    • A Memoir
    • Written by: Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 2010-09-28
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 188 ratings
    • "This book, about children growing up in unspeakable poverty and neglect, has stayed with me for years. Once you've heard the first sentence, you will be hooked."
    • Look Me in the Eye

    • My Life with Asperger's
    • Written by: John Elder Robison
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits had earned him the label "social deviant"....

    • My Life with Asperger's
    • Written by: John Elder Robison
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 2007-09-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings
    • "This is an absolutely hilarious and touching memoir about a highly dysfunctional family, by a man who has Asperger's Syndrome. It's brilliant."
    • Magpie Murders

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!!

    • By julie on 2018-05-02
    • A Novel
    • Written by: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 2017-06-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 75 ratings
    • "This book features a novel within a novel. There's a Christie-like mystery, with a country house murder and a stuffy detective, set in the 1950s. But then there's a shift to present day, and you remember that what you've been listening to is the highly-anticipated novel of a publishing house's most successful author. However the author's been murdered and the last chapters are missing. It's very clever and tremendous fun."
    • A Gentleman in Moscow

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, he is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across from the Kremlin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a lovely book, charming, entertaining, full of surprises

    • By Roberta Westwood on 2017-10-10
    • A Novel
    • Written by: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 2016-09-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 258 ratings
    • "An aristocratic man is held under house arrest in the famous Metropole Hotel in Moscow for decades, as the country convulses. I loved this book for the charm of its narrator, and for its historical insight."
    • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Eva never really wanted to be a mother - and certainly not the mother of a boy who ends up murdering seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth your time

    • By Kindle Customer on 2018-02-06
    • A Novel
    • Written by: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 2011-12-27
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings
    • "A mother looks back on her troubled relationship with her son, who has just murdered many of his classmates. This book gave me such chills that sometimes I had to just sit for a minute. It's absolutely brilliant and you won't be able to stop thinking about it."

From the Author

An Unwanted Guest

A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect getaway ... until the bodies start piling up.

A Stranger in the House

A suspicious accident, a wife who can't account for herself, and unsettling questions that threaten to tear a couple apart.

The Couple Next Door

A twisty roller-coaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives.