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The Glass Hotel

A Novel
Written by: Emily St. John Mandel
Narrated by: Dylan Moore
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Number one national best seller

New York Times best seller

From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.

Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later, Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship.

Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts. 

©2020 Emily St. John Mandel (P)2020 HarperAudio

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it was hard to keep the characters straight as the narrators voice was monotone most of the time.

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Beautiful story

It’s a Great book and beautifully crafted story! Highly recommend. Perfect follow up to station eleven.

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best Covid-19 read

definitely not one you can fall asleep to to keep the thread going. best story and performance reading all year.

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  • 2020-09-11

Interesting story. Unfortunately, poor performance.

The accents were truly terrible. The French Canadian sounded Russian, etc. Still, a good book.