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The Taking of Annie Thorne

Written by: C. J. Tudor
Narrated by: Richard Armitage
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor, read by Richard Armitage. 

Then.... 

One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after 48 hours, she came back. Though she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her.

But something happened to my sister. I can't explain what. 

I just know that when she came back, she wasn't the same. 

She wasn't my Annie.

I didn't want to admit, even to myself, that sometimes I was scared to death of my own little sister.

Now....

The email arrived in my inbox nearly two months ago.

I almost deleted it straight away - but I clicked Open:

I know what happened to your sister. It's happening again....

©2018 C. J. Tudor (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Spooky, creepy and oh so good

Tudor's gruesome story kept me up at night, although I really didn't want to. I had to.

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Just meh

Richard Armitage is amazing (as always) but the story just fell flat for me. Lots of unanswered questions too.

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Great story, great narration!

I enjoyed everything about this story, from start to finish. Boy were there a lot of twists near the end! Would highly recommend it. Richard Armitage is one of my favourite narrators & he did not disappoint.

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  • Luccia Gray
  • 2019-02-23

Brilliant Thriller

The Taking of Annie Thorne is a brilliant thriller. It's difficult to write a review without giving anything away. There are plenty of twists and turns, and a few red herrings, too! The last third, where the whole plot is resolved, is brilliant. The beginning is intriguing as the story unfolds. The writing is compelling. I couldn't stop reading once I started. I started it on Friday evening and finished it on Saturday after lunch. The main character is flawed, but likeable. It's chilling and sinister, with some creepy and scary scenes, which aren't too gory. Overall a very satisfying and engaging thriller. By the way, Richard Armitage read it brilliantly.

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  • redhead in oz
  • 2019-03-10

Spooky!<br />

Beautifully narrated, Richard Armitage was the perfect choice for a sarcastic, disillusioned man with so many demons in his past.
The book had lots of twists and kept surprising me to the very end.

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  • Akela
  • 2020-03-24

Great narration

That's it. Brilliant narration by Armitage. Otherwise nothing to recommend the book. It's overly long, boring, cliched and the last chapter is overpopulated by every single deux ex machina that the author could cram in. It's like - suddenly - oh, I have several plot lines totally hanging in the air and only 2 pages left, let's move pronto, guys.

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  • Andrea
  • 2019-11-24

Dark Thriller

Dark thriller with some violence and horror elements, a lot of plot twists and some unanswered storylines. Despite the dense atmosphere a pretty high pace. You won't like the main character a lot, and the rest of the protagonists aren't really of the nice kind either. I would recommend this book to hardcore thriller fans. The excursion into the horror genre isn't really satisfying, a couple of answers remain open, the focus was clearly put on the thriller elements.
Richard Armitage delivered an excellent performance again.

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  • Ester vdD
  • 2019-04-27

Amazing!

My first listen and relisten and it got me hooked! The main character isn't flawless but that's kinda what makes you like him or feel sympathy. It makes you wonder where the story will go while it gets darker as Joe sinks deeper and deeper.

Loved the narration by Richard Armitage, he's amazing portraying the different characters through different voices and accents, even the little Annie has a voice of her own. Defenitely will listen to a narration by him again