Extended Audio Sample

Download All Through The Night: A Suspense Story Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample All Through The Night: A Suspense Story, by Mary Higgins Clark Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,786 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Higgins Clark Narrator: Carol Higgins Clark Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alvirah and Willy Series Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780743582766
Regular Price: $9.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $8.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Two of Mary Higgins Clark's most beloved characters, Alvirah, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and her husband Willy, get caught up in a Christmas mystery that calls on all of Alvirah's deductive powers, as well as Willy's world-class common sense. When the story begins, Willy is looking forward to playing Santa Clause at the after-school center his sister Cordelia has established to care for the children of working parents on New York's upper West Side, while Alvirah is busy with rehearsals for the Christmas pageant.

But suddenly a pall falls upon the Christmas cheer. The center itself is threatened with being closed down, a substitute that has been promised is withdrawn, a desperate young woman appears who begs for Alvirah's help in finding the baby she abandoned seven years earlier, and -- the final blow -- the little girl who is to play the Blessed Mother in the Christmas pageant vanishes. Alvirah is soon on the trail of the truth, which must be found before Christmas, which leads to the theft of a valued chalice that is somehow at the heart of the mystery.

A missing chalice. A missing child. A desperate mother. Who but Alvirah can sort it out in time for Christmas? Download and start listening now!

BK_SANS_001724

Quotes & Awards

  • “Concocting a satisfying Christmas mystery is as tricky as making a good eggnog: you want a jigger of low-proof danger to mix smoothly with a measure of sweet deliverance. Mary Higgins Clark has whipped up a potable brew.” 

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A consume-in-one sitting Christmas treat.” 

    USA Today

  • “A mystery that would be a pleasure to share aloud with a family gathered at the fireplace for some holiday cheer.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Bestseller Clark has written another Christmas seasonal mystery, and like Silent Night, it's a lighthearted suspense tale that her readers are sure to enjoy.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maverick | 2/12/2014

    " A quick-read, with an uplifting holiday spirit that is was suspenseful and delightful. It can be read on a nice cold afternoon. A nice Christmas story with a happy ending. It is easy to read and entertaining. Kept me wondering how the mystery would unravel and it wasn't too sappy like most Christmas books are. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Toni Osborne | 2/11/2014

    " I found this story slow, boring, and very predictable; the ending is evident from the start. I occasionally read Miss Higgins books but this one I have to admit should have stayed at the book store. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stef | 2/3/2014

    " I can't help it; I'm a sucker for a good mystery novel now and again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/28/2014

    " What can I say that I haven't already said about Mary Higgins Clark's wonderful books....she is absolutely one of my favourite female authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rayni | 1/19/2014

    " An Alvirah Meehan book. One I could barely put down. I was late to an appt because I read the prologue & just had to find out what happened. However, not even reading the ending told me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/11/2014

    " Not my favourite book by this author I must admit. It was an easy to read book, rather cheesy plots, not all that adventurous, rather far fetched in my opinion, but a fun easy to read book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 12/28/2013

    " This was a really predictable read and not full of the suspense and developed charaters this author is normally famous for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/17/2013

    " Very good book, I enjoyed it and I LOVED the ending!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 chambejd / Joy | 12/10/2013

    " It is a nice quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 12/3/2013

    " A very easy read. Finished in a few hours. A light mystery set during the holidays with amateur sleuth Alvirah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 11/30/2013

    " A wonderful book that is just too short! I love the books that include the lovable character "Alvirah" and her lovable husband Willy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susanhayeshotmail.com | 11/11/2013

    " Eh, what can I say, it's not great literature, it's not even a great story, just a nice little piece of fluff, set at Christmastime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 11/6/2013

    " A human interest story that is appropriate for the Christmas season. This is a fine way to while away an hour or two as long as expectations are not set too high. Got to love Alvirah and Willy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 10/11/2013

    " A compelling read by Mary Higgins Clark. It'll keep you at the edge of your seat for a good mystery. Plus it's during Christmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rdrunner04 | 6/8/2013

    " Mystery. Woman leaves her child on the steps of the rectory while at the same time a man is stealing a gold chalice from the church. Both the infant and the chalice disappear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 5/12/2013

    " Nice quick read for the holidays! As always I love MHC writing and can never put her books down til I'm finished!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 4/11/2013

    " A great little Christmas mystery!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ragil Romly | 3/14/2013

    " akhirnya star bertemu sang ibu "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jannene | 9/11/2012

    " A pretty good read. A change of pace from my murder and/or spy books. It had a nice plot and the characters I really seemed to connect to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 7/23/2012

    " Not one of Mary Higgins Clark's best but I still love her books. It was easy to read and kept me entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angi | 6/11/2012

    " This was a light Holiday read. Not much suspense-- was predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/23/2012

    " A nice quick read. The story was nothing too complex, just some simple Christmas magic. Not the strongest book, but not the weakest either. A nice feel good book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patricia | 10/28/2011

    " Slightly sappy and one-dimensional mystery about a child stolen from the doorstep of a church and the later famous musician mother who tries to find her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli Erickson | 9/14/2011

    " Good. Typical Mary Higgins Clark "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan Kinsey | 9/4/2011

    " A charming little book and a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yalinda Carames | 5/1/2011

    " Una novela corta, sencilla, agradable, con un toque de misterio pero llena de esperanza donde finalmente la verdad y el amor son los triunfadores de la historia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 4/8/2011

    " first of her books I've read and it was pretty good. Rather predictable, but easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 3/14/2011

    " Fabuloso! ( A Noite Inteira ) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/7/2011

    " A wonderful book that is just too short! I love the books that include the lovable character "Alvirah" and her lovable husband Willy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patricia | 1/11/2011

    " Slightly sappy and one-dimensional mystery about a child stolen from the doorstep of a church and the later famous musician mother who tries to find her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/18/2010

    " Fast and quick read. I haven't read any other Mary Higgins Clark so I can't compare it to other books she has written. This was entertaining and easy to read, with a pleasant story and nice ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/10/2010

    " Another holiday book with the same sort of message; it's the holiday season-a down trodden girl who gave up her daughter returns to the place where she left her, only to be reunited in the end.
    Sweet and short. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 12/8/2010

    " A charming holiday story with a happy ending in time for Christmas. It was great to solve another mystery with Alvirah and Willy and the infamous starburst pin. More please! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 5/15/2010

    " Must have been written for TV... not nearly as much character development or plot as some of her other stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 2/26/2010

    " Not one of Mary Higgins Clark's best but I still love her books. It was easy to read and kept me entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerrymac | 1/31/2010

    " I read this book in one day while at the airport and on the plane. Quick, easy read was perfect to pass the time. Very nice story, though fairly predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/5/2010

    " first of her books I've read and it was pretty good. Rather predictable, but easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene | 12/22/2009

    " I love a quick read like this one from Mary. Her characters of Alvira and Willy are endearing. I enjoy each book that features them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susanhayeshotmail.com | 12/22/2009

    " Eh, what can I say, it's not great literature, it's not even a great story, just a nice little piece of fluff, set at Christmastime. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations