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The Whisper Man

Written by: Alex North
Narrated by: Christopher Eccleston
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Publisher's Summary

"Listeners looking for creepy will find it in full force in Alex North's dark thriller, narrated by British actor Christopher Eccleston." -- AudioFile Magazine

"Reader Eccleston...adds flavor to the tale. He reads with a fervor that gives the story a strong sense of suspense." -- Booklist

This program is read by acclaimed British actor Christopher Eccleston.

In this psychological thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of suspense, as a father and son are caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.


After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.

But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed "The Whisper Man," for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.

Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter's crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.

And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window...

Praise for
The Whisper Man:

"The Whisper Man is the most unsettling thriller I have read since Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman. Much more than the sum of its parts, it is nightmarish and disturbing and, at the same time, a moving and life-affirming novel about fathers and sons, and grief, loss, and recovery." -Alex Michaelides, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Silent Patient

“There’s a soft voice outside your window and it demands your attention. The Whisper Man is coming. In fact, he’s already here. Get ready to be unnerved. This novel is thrilling." - Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author

©2019 Alex North (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

What the critics say

"Narrator Christopher Eccleston builds suspense while leaving much to the imagination of the listener." -Library Journal

"Reader Eccleston has a strong but easily understood English accent that adds flavor to the tale. He reads with a fervor that gives the story a strong sense of suspense. Interestingly, he varies his tone only slightly as he reads the characters' dialogue, but so much of the tale is the finely scripted narrative hovering around Willis and Kennedy that it still succeeds in keeping the listeners rapt." -Booklist

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one, if not the best book I've read

so I listened to this book with my partner after reading it on my own. I liked both versions, although reading it was my top choice.

great book, with great characters. love how everything up until the last page has a wow moment

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Fantastic!

Mind-blowing. I absolutely loved this book. Incredible story-telling, and Christopher Eccleston’s performance was brilliant.

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I loved it

It was a great story, first time I listen to this author, i like I would probably listen to their other books. Great story

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Great listen

Couple of surprising twists that ACTUALLY surprised me unlike most mystery novels these days. Pretty bleak in some parts but overall kept me engaged and listening. Finished this in one straight shot, look forward to seeing what else the author has written.

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Amazing!

Such a great book! It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! The twists were great! I was audible yelling Oh My God! Over and over again! Highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a good read!

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Phenomenal

I was hesitant to listen - rather than read - this one, but I was not disappointed. The narration, the story, the characters - everything - was 10/10. The ending was perfect, which is where I find most writers struggle, but Alex did a remarkable job stringing this story together. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Great read!

Although I like to read thrillers, this was my first try at listening to one. The story and characters are very well developed. There are a couple of unexpected plot twist, but not a huge finale. The performance was amazing!!!
A couple of parts were fairly creepy, and I did stop listening as it was almost midnight :)
Overall a fantastic book, and I would read whatever the author subsequently writes!!

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Amazing debut novel congratulations

I really loved this book a lot as a new writer I really hope my first novel in the future be just as good it’s was very engaging to read and so creepy the chapters always ended on a cliffhanger that made me want to read more I am definitely buying whatever Alex North writes next

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Creepy

Loved it. Flew thru it. Fantastic page turner with lots of twists and unexpected turns

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