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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,280 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christian Moerk Narrator: Stephen Hoye, Justine Eyre Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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When two sisters and their aunt are found dead in their suburban Dublin home, it seems that the secret behind their untimely demise will never be known. But then Niall, a young mailman, finds a mysterious diary in the post office's dead-letter bin. From beyond the grave, Fiona Walsh shares the most tragic love story he's ever heard---and her tale has only just begun.

Niall soon becomes enveloped by the mystery surrounding itinerant storyteller Jim, who traveled through Ireland enrapturing audiences and wooing women with his macabre mythic narratives. Captivated by Jim, townspeople across Ireland thought it must be a sad coincidence that horrific murders trailed him wherever he went---and they failed to connect that the young female victims, who were smitten by the newest bad boy in town, bore an all too frightening similarity to the victims in Jim's own fictional plots.

The Walsh sisters, fiercely loyal to one another, were not immune to darling Jim's powers of seduction, but found themselves in harm's way when they began to uncover his treacherous past. Niall must now continue his dangerous hunt for the truth---and for the vanished third sister---while there's still time. And in the woods, the wolves from Jim's stories begin to gather.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/18/2014

    " This was ok. The story was intriguing so much so that I was rather nonplussed by the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn Crocker | 2/15/2014

    " This Celtic knot of twisted stories, diaries, vision quest, murder and revenge is best "read" by audiobook on a long car-trip. The lilting male and female voices (Stephen Hoye and Justine Eyre) conjure an enchantment that glosses over improbable coincidences and lapses in logic-- celebrating the sheer magic of storytelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marci | 1/21/2014

    " Very unique book about an Irish storyteller who brings mayhem to the towns he visits. A fairytale within a fairy tale "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/7/2014

    " This was an exceptional, original story written about an Irish family by a Danish author. I read it in 2 book groups and everyone thought it was great. It is a story within a story within a story. Give it a try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari Hilwig | 1/7/2014

    " Although I found this book highly entertaining and enjoyable, it did require major suspension of belief to absorb the plot. I wouldn't categorize it as a mystery, but more of a thriller/suspense novel. I feel like the end kind of fell apart, but it was suspenseful up until then. The writer needed to better explain the final fate of these three women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diahann | 12/27/2013

    " Chilling. Different voices woven together to create a haunting story that lingers after the last page "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 12/24/2013

    " Darling Jim is a masterpiece. There's no other way for me to describe it. It's witty, thrilling and keeps you hooked from cover to cover. Christian's writing style is addicting and can't wait to read what he comes up with next. Five stars! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Sires | 12/24/2013

    " Very good book...a definite page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 12/11/2013

    " Hmmmmm, I am trying to remember to remember why I gave this book 3 stars..it should be more like 2.5 stars. Very dry and slow in its' presentation. I wasn't that impressed with the characters either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Astrid | 11/12/2013

    " Very suspenseful and never dull. Surprised this wasn't a bigger success. Would make a good movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara.jensen | 11/2/2013

    " Starts off beautifully and then does't deliver. Pity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 10/23/2013

    " I loved this book - suspensful, well written, good character development . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle | 10/16/2013

    " Re-read in August,'11. Still love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/13/2013

    " A story within a story. Intriguing, kept my full attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merm532 | 7/29/2013

    " Loved the Celtic fairytale and the modern-day story. Christian Moerk's take on what a woman would do for love is surprising, creepy, but, ultimately, believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Red | 7/16/2013

    " A real page-turner. Lovely writing, good pacing, intriguing characters, story-in-story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Hilleson | 7/7/2013

    " This book had a fairy tale, sinister folklore quality to it which is very appropriate for its Irish setting. Not totally my taste, but I'd like to give this author another try. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shemsi | 4/30/2013

    " I liked the narrative style, but I didn't like the folklore aspect. Overall, I didn't really like the book, but I did like the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marykris | 4/5/2012

    " Could not book this book down. A really great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 2/14/2012

    " This murder mystery is set outside Dublin, Ireland and revolves around a seanchai, a traveling Irish storyteller. Starts with the deaths of 2 sisters and their aunt and then the story is told through their diaries. Some typical Irish folklore and magic-but a really good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Psalm | 11/9/2011

    " creepy but not in a good way.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 9/20/2011

    " Captivating.....loved the setting, the main characters, the story. It was a very good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Betty | 4/25/2011

    " I finished this Trenton's Book Club book, but it was weird and ended up having a twisted 'werewolf' ending about sisters who fell in love with the same guy who told stories about himself. Strange. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/24/2011

    " I would caution that there is some language in this that might not be suitable for everyone. That said, this is the best book I have read in a very long time. Fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/22/2011

    " This was an exceptional, original story written about an Irish family by a Danish author. I read it in 2 book groups and everyone thought it was great. It is a story within a story within a story. Give it a try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 12/14/2010

    " This book has the wrong cover. It should be packaged much younger and edgier - not so cozy and ghostly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dyanna | 10/29/2010

    " I REALLY liked this book! A good murder mystery that follows through two dairies and a road trip. Very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/25/2010

    " A story within a story. Intriguing, kept my full attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 10/18/2010

    "
    Darling Jim is a masterpiece. There's no other way for me to describe it. It's witty, thrilling and keeps you hooked from cover to cover. Christian's writing style is addicting and can't wait to read what he comes up with next. Five stars!
    "

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About the Author

Christian Moerk was and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark and moved to Vermont in his early twenties. After getting his MS in journalism at Columbia University, he was a movie executive for Warner Bros. Pictures and later wrote about film for the New York Times. Darling Jim is his first novel published in America. He lives in Brooklyn.