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The Cabin at the End of the World

A Novel
Auteur(s): Paul Tremblay
Narrateur(s): Amy Landon
Durée: 9 h et 25 min
Catégories: Littérature, Horreur
4 out of 5 stars (27 évaluations)

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Description

The Bram Stoker award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.

One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world."

Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.

©2018 Paul Tremblay (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Ce que les critiques disent

“A tremendous book - thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain. The Cabin at the End of the World is Tremblay’s personal best. It’s that good.” (Stephen King)

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Disappointing

The female narrator’s impression of a man’s voice is the same voice you use when trying make someone sound dumb. And she used the same dumb voice for every male character. It was so annoying it took me out of the story many many times.

Throughout the story I asked myself what I would do in their difficult situation but the pointless ending made me lose interest.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

wish I read this instead of listening

didnt like the narrator at all but didnt return it because I was liking the story. the narrator really ruined this one for me. she didnt didnt keep my attention and was so monotone. the story was great, she was not. read it instead.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Good but drawn out

The overall idea of the story was great and I did enjoy the book for the most part. The one drawback to the book is that it is VERY repetitive in certain spots and I found myself fast forwarding through them.
The narrator was good but it sometimes became confusing when she would read for the Male parts as they all sounded the same.

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Okay book

The story was interesting and suspenseful for the first half. Then it got a bit boring. The ending was not great.

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A disappointing miss

I'm continuing my streak of bad picks for 2019. Another dud.

I had trouble with the narrator's cadence for most of the story. There wasnt enough distinction between the two male leads, which made it hard to track any character development or even plot points.
The story was good in concept but fell a bit flat when it got to the nitty gritty.
I also found the jumps between first and third person narrative jarring.

I stuck around to the end to see of the story developed and then suddenly it was just over.

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Captivating and intense

From start to finish, one of the best horror novels i have read in years, looking forward to more novels from this amazing writer

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-06-30

Narrator Problems

Decent story, but the voice that the narrator used for all the male characters sounded like Barney the Dinosaur. This was not something I could grow used to like a bad smell, instead its effect on me grew worse by the the hour. By the conclusion of the book, I couldn't wait for the end.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Sonia Wyatt
  • 2018-07-19

Mixed Bag

It was a struggle to keep listening to the story due to the narration. I agree with another reviewer’s assessment that all the male characters sounded like Barney, it was distracting and frustrating. The story however was good enough that I was able to listen through to the end. I recommend buying the book and reading it rather than listening to it.

13 personnes sur 14 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Ann Marie LeFave
  • 2018-07-17

Can't even finish listening

At the start of the book I found the narration really annoying, but tried to continue to listen for an hour or so. I can't continue due to the breathiness and flatness of the narration. I may decide to read the book at some point, but this was a waste of a credit.

13 personnes sur 14 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • T. Winter
  • 2018-06-26

Turn right after 300 yards

I pre-ordered this title, so I was unable to listen to the sample before I bought it. Otherwise I would have known that the narrator sounds exactly like my GPS. The droning of her voice is completely artificial, with every sentence ending in the same flat, uninflected tone. Why anyone would try to sound like this, I cannot say, but I do know that no human being speaks like this without real effort.

I'm three hours in, but I just can't get used to it. I think I will return it and buy the Kindle version. If I'm in the mood for audio, I will have my Amazon Alexa read it to me. It would sound less robotic and have more personality than this. (Actually, Alexa has a great personality once you get used to her . . . but now I digress!)

I will avoid this narrator in the future.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-07-12

Worst Narrator I have ever heard

If you are considering buying this, get the kindle or book version. The audible narrator is so, so, so, so, bad it will ruin the story. It did for me and many others apparently. I had to end up skipping over half of the book bc I couldn’t stand the pathetic performance but I was invested enough in the story to want to hear the end. First time I have ever done that! The entire performance sounds like someone trying to impersonate a sexy robot or something. I can’t even describe how awful it is!

14 personnes sur 16 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jeff Welch
  • 2018-07-16

Incredible Thriller, Annoying Voices

This book is the tightest and most gripping thriller I've read. Its a page-turner all the way to the end. You'll want to talk about it when you finish, "I promise."

I'll say that the voice acting was very distracting. The actor had a very nice, soothing voice... for women. All the men's voices sounded identical, like Patrick from SpongeBob.

7 personnes sur 8 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Chloe
  • 2018-07-16

Different read - not a fan of the narrator

This was thought provoking throughout the entire book - but I just was not a fan of the narrator. Or the last page. Just a tad more at the end would have made this book one of my faves.

3 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Jasna
  • 2019-05-28

Terrible

Omg I don’t even know where to begin with this book... not to give things away but it was never explained why them? Why now? What is the point of this ending... what happened? Skip this one and spend your money or credit on something else.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • J. Patience
  • 2018-07-04

Deeply disappointed

I had been really looking forward to this book's release, as I have thoroughly enjoyed Paul Tremblay's "A Head Full of Ghosts" and "Disappearance at Devil's Rock". He's one of very few authors who has totally creeped me out with his eerie horror style, and I just love it. However, I can hardly believe that this book is written by the same man.

Previous reviewers have commented on the narration, and I agree with them. The male voices sound just like Barney the dinosaur. But I could have dealt with the narration if the book hadn't fallen so flat in its story telling. The ending wasn't really an ending at all, as we're left with no answers, but only additional questions. There is no sense of closure, we aren't told what was true and what was not, and we don't even find out what happens to the main characters.

I felt like this book was trying to make a point, but I have no idea what that point was. I just feel tremendously let down. If you have enjoyed Paul Tremblay's previous works, take it from me - you probably won't enjoy this one.

10 personnes sur 14 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Denise Marie Rushing
  • 2019-08-17

cabin at the end of the world

This is a great take on the end of the world story...it had unexpected twist and turns through out till the end..A must for world apocalypse fans!

1 personnes sur 1 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente