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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (907 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emily St. John Mandel Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9780735206502
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When Lilia Albert was a child, her father appeared on the doorstep of her mother’s house and took her away. Now, haunted by an inability to remember much about her early childhood, Lilia moves restlessly from city to city, abandoning lovers and eluding the private detective who has dedicated a career to following close behind.

Then comes Eli. When Lilia goes out for a paper and fails to return to their Brooklyn apartment, he follows her to Montreal, not knowing whether he wants to disappear, too, or help her find her way home. But what he discovers is a deeper mystery, one that will set past and present spinning toward collision.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/14/2014

    " The characters in this book were very different than I am, so I didn't really relate to them. But I certainly found them well-written and interesting. The ending was at once depressing and satisfying. Worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/31/2014

    " I can't believe I forgot to add this book until now! Emily's prose and story are just so gripping and atmospheric- I would have to emotionally prepare myself to enter her universe each time I sat down to read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/23/2014

    " Entirely unexpected in so many ways and in the best possible ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francesca | 1/22/2014

    " A very unique read...absorbing, arresting, amazing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Simnitt | 1/15/2014

    " A pleasant enough reread if you go quickly and don't pay too much attention to the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mai | 1/14/2014

    " Captivating story that was beautifully written! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Superchick | 1/3/2014

    " Simon is the hero of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 12/19/2013

    " One of the books that SPL recommended to me via their "Your next 5 books" service. A mesmerizing read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernadette | 11/23/2013

    " Intriguing story about a child's abduction by her noncustodial father and the relentless detective who attempts to find them. Outstanding first novel. I enjoyed the Montreal setting and details about the old city. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chamie | 11/23/2013

    " this was an enjoyable novel that left me wondering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 10/24/2013

    " A love story, an adventure story, a chase story, and a search for meaning all come together as three lives intersect. A fast-paced read and a well written debut novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/10/2013

    " This is a debut novel by Emily St. John Mandel and it is very well-written and engaging! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 9/25/2013

    " Well this was quite the book and I will definitely read another by this author. Very interesting plot. Two girls' lives intersect in a very strange way....through their fathers. Unpredictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 9/8/2013

    " Very interesting and unusual story. Definitely a page turner. The ending was a bit unsatisfying, but still worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 7/8/2013

    " The intensity and deft pacing of this novel quickly pulled into its almost dreamlike world of coming and going, of knowing and not knowing, of receiving and letting go. For a first novel by this young author I am quite impressed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debra | 5/16/2013

    " I think this book had tons of potential, but I feel like the author let me down. The themes and ideas I wanted to explore with her, she didn't explore. And it was hard to make what WAS there matter to me. I never got emotionally invested in any of the characters or in their story. Too bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Em | 4/30/2013

    " loved it. a gem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 2/13/2013

    " I loved this. I thought it had a wonderful unfolding, deepening around the same incidents as the story grew. And I loved the questions it raised about the presence and absence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 2/3/2013

    " obsession. For over a decade a detective neglects his own daughter while he follows a father who kidnapped a daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika Jaeger-smith | 6/21/2012

    " Haunting story of obsessions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deidre | 3/23/2012

    " Where did I see this recommended. Eh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 5/10/2011

    " This is a hard book to rate. I found it interesting. I wanted to know the ending. But, Lilia was never a character that fascinated me and I don't know how to feel about the conclusion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chip | 5/4/2011

    " This writer has skill, no doubt, but this book was just interminable. The characters were so consciously quirky and damaged. The pace was just so slow and painful. I couldn't wait for this one to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 3/29/2011

    " Really good use of flashbacks and jumping timelines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 3/5/2011

    " One of the best books I've read in a while. I always have a sense of foreboding when I think an author is going to part with a character I've come to care about in a book but almost unequivocally, the book is better for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 2/10/2011

    " I loved this. I thought it had a wonderful unfolding, deepening around the same incidents as the story grew. And I loved the questions it raised about the presence and absence. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debra | 2/8/2011

    " I think this book had tons of potential, but I feel like the author let me down. The themes and ideas I wanted to explore with her, she didn't explore. And it was hard to make what WAS there matter to me. I never got emotionally invested in any of the characters or in their story. Too bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 2/7/2011

    " Not particularly well written book about dysfunctional young women and men in the big city. (yawn). They do photography. They sit in coffee shops. They go dancing. They are edgy. Interesting revelation at the end but I saw it coming from early on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/31/2011

    " The intensity and deft pacing of this novel quickly pulled into its almost dreamlike world of coming and going, of knowing and not knowing, of receiving and letting go. For a first novel by this young author I am quite impressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophie | 1/16/2011

    " This grew on me. Some parts are beautiful and interesting - some of the characters are tedious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Asarum | 1/14/2011

    " Eh. Tried too hard to have the characters be intriguing. "

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About the Author
Author Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel was born in British Columbia, Canada. She is the author of three previous novels, Last Night in Montreal, The Singer’s Gun, and The Lola Quartet, all of which were Indie Next picks. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 and Venice Noir. Mandel lives in New York City with her husband.

About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned sixteen Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.