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In a Dark, Dark Wood

Written by: Ruth Ware
Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A weekend away deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in this suspenseful and compulsive debut psychological thriller.

Sometimes the only thing to fear...is yourself.

Leonora (Lee to some, Nora to others) is a reclusive writer, but when an old friend unexpectedly invites her to a weekend away in an eerie glass house, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. But a haunting realization creeps in to the party: they are not alone in the woods.

Forty-eight hours later, Nora wakes up in a hospital bed with the knowledge that someone is dead. Wondering not “what happened?” but “what have I done?” she tries to piece together the events of the past weekend. In order to uncover secrets and reveal motives, Nora must revisit parts of herself that she’d rather leave buried where they belong: in the past.

In the vein of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, this gripping thriller will have listeners on the edge of their seats until the very last sentence.

©2018 Ruth Ware (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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"In a Dark, Dark Wood" narration

The narrator was excellent!!!
The narrator's ability to switch from character to character throughout the story was done seamlessly. Well done!

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Boring and Predictable and Now I'm Blind

This book might be good, if you're a gullible little baby. This book isn't suspenseful at all. This book is an exercise is frustration because it makes it so obvious who the bad guy is and every other twist and turn is as thinly veiled. I was a few hours ahead of almost every major twist. Oh, you're probably wondering about the blind thing in the title. Well my great grandson is writing this because the plot was so predictable and the main character was so gullible and obtuse that at some point, when i was buying flowers, my eyes rolled right out of their sockets. They rolled onto the table and onto the floor and then my poor eyeballs rolled out of the door. They'd been rolling, twisting and turning ever since I started the damn book, but I ignored my intuition and listened on.

Anyways, back to the book. I feel like dramatic irony only works when the reader gains information that the protagonist doesn't possess. In this stupid book, the main character has all the information I have but can't put two and two together (for those who enjoyed this book, its four). I was legitimately walking my commute looking like a crazy person because I kept making "wtf" motions with my hands. ***spoilers dumb ending up ahead*** The protag is so unbelievably dumb that she drinks tea made by her murderous friend who tried to frame the murder on her. Not only that, but the tea tastes off and she never considers it a problem and just believes her killer friend. Like what the hell my dude. How am i supposed to cheer on somebody who acts like a complete moron. Plus she's so pathetic. Half the lines are "OMG I GOTTA GET OVER JAMES WHY AM I SO PATHETIC"

Anyways my four grand cousins just located my eyes and are working them back into their sockets. Nimble little fingers, y'know? Don't read this book if you're capable of basic problems solving .

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Better than expected

There are alot of reviews on this book, people either love it or hate it. I realy enjoyed it, for me, it never got boring and it was an easy listen you just wanted more of. Definitely worth a credit for sure.

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Suspenseful, Gripping, and Chilling

This is the first audio book I've ever listened too. I thought it would be hard to concentrate and follow the story as my mind tends to wander. But this story had me hooked from the beginning. I love the writing style and the narrator is amazing! The voices weren't annoying or distracting. An absolute must read for murder mystery lovers!

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Meh ish

It was alright! An easy listen for sure but there are too few suspects for the final "who done it" to come as a shock, and the book seems to rely a lot on that final reveal. The character of Nora is annoying, and reading through her eyes the entire time is exhausting!

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Nott bad could have been better.

Not enough action. took too long to get anywhere was disappointing and I like this author. reading was done well.

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I really liked it!

Thrilling but sometimes long before getting to the obvious point. Good story but easy to guess.

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The narrator was fantastic. Good story.

The narrator did a great job what is each character's voice. The story was a little slow at first but the second half things got interesting and I was on the edge of my seat.

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