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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (26,966 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Narrator: Steve Pacey, Steven Pacey Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781427212016
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Already sold in ten countries, Let Me In introduces a startling new talent from Sweden whose work is creating an international sensation. John Ajvide Lindqvist has been compared to such top horror writers as Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Whitley Strieber, and last but certainly not least, Stephen King—American readers of vampire fiction will be thrilled!

It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last---revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day.

But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door---a girl who has never seen a Rubik's Cube before, but who can solve it at once. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night. . . .

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Absolutely chilling. This page-turner grabs you from the onset and just won't let go. Vampires at their Anne Ricean best! L. A. Banks, author of the Vampire Huntress series

  • Sweden's Stephen King…A classic horror-romance story. I love it. Could not stop reading. More please. Amelia (Sweden)
  • A must for vampire fans, even those who think they've seen it all. Katherine Ramsland, author of Piercing the Darkness, The Science of Vampires, and The Vampire Companion
  • A brilliant take on the vampire myth, and a roaring good story. Kelley Armstrong, bestselling author of Haunted
  • Readers are familiar with modern Sweden through its distinctive crime fiction. Now John Ajvide Lindqvist is taking a Gothic look at the country's dark side. Henning Mankell's gloomy police procedurals were the first to become international bestsellers in the middle 1990s and spearheaded an explosion, but the latest publishing phenomenon to come out of Sweden seems to be plumping for a different genre. John Ajvide Lindqvist has become an overnight cult figure. The Age (Australian)
  • Let Me In, a Swedish book taking the publishing world by storm, is a different, surprising, and sometimes delightful reading experience. Delightful would not normally be the first word that springs to mind when describing a blood-soaked plot.… It is Lindqvist’s great skill that a strong thread of innocence continues alongside this horror.
    The Sunday Telegraph (Australia)
  • It is easy to compare Lindqvist to Clive Barker or Neil Gaiman. When you reach the last page, you are left with the wonderful tingling sensation that only comes with a brand-new love affair or a really great book. Dagens Næringsliv (Norway)
  • Impressive…can certainly compare with some of the best international authors…Lindqvist is as learned as Anne Rice as far as the most updated vampire mythology is concerned. Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
  • One of the creepiest and most imaginative stories of the decade…echoes Stephen King at the height of his storytelling powers. Sunday Herald-Sun (Australia)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrietta Kruglova | 2/19/2014

    " The brilliant story narrating about heavy relationship surrounding and close people. The touching story about friendship of very unusual girl and the boy who suffers from loneliness and consists in very difficult relations with schoolmates. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 2/19/2014

    " This was an interesting take on Vampires. I liked the characters although simultaneously wanted to smack them! The endemic bullying was quite awful, similarly the parenting or lack thereof. I would've liked a little more explanation behind the disease. Overall, I enjoyed the tale and am satisfied with the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 2/17/2014

    " Creepy and disturbing, but beautifully written, this is one of the best vampire novels I've ever read. While there are parts of the story that I really tough to stomach, the writing and the characters are so good that it is more than worth it. I haven't seen the movie yet, but am going to search it out and hope that it does the book justice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zarah | 2/15/2014

    " Pretty much just weird. He tries so hard to be different, shocking and mystical - but ends up being pathetic and gross. Still, this story is a lot better than "Handling the Undead" - but that's another review... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique Liddle | 2/11/2014

    " If you want a unique vampire story that is modern, a thriller, and ultimately captivating - this story is for you! I could not put this down, even though there were parts that were a bit too much for me in terms of descriptive gore. But the descriptions were literature! The characters are so normal that you could imagine this happening next door. Truly horrifying and captivating; you can't look away! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Caitlin | 1/25/2014

    " just couldn't get into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/20/2014

    " The book pales in comparison to the movie. The English version of the movie. There's a Swedish version too that I have not seen. The core of the story is about the girl and the boy and the movie does an excellent job of unveiling what is truly going on and ends on a super creepy note. The book goes on all sorts of side roads that detract from the main story and aren't as interesting as the story the movie told. I was bored with the side stories and was hoping for more depth than the movie could do on the girl and boy. Definitely see the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dagan | 1/14/2014

    " Creepy, fascinating, couldn't put it down. Had to sleep with the light on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/12/2014

    " I nearly gave this one 4 stars, but not quite. I really did enjoy it though. It was nice to see a new take on vampires and this one did the job. It was not really creepy, as I had hoped, but it was a great read none-the-less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicola | 1/8/2014

    " Read as I've seen the film. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alvin | 1/5/2014

    " absolutely chilling - a modern vampire story unlike any you have read before - not for the faint of heart, or stomach "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 12/29/2013

    " Simply incredible book. Both films are good, but as always, the book wins. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 12/9/2013

    " Amazing, but creepy in the way it touches on all the horrible things about human nature you really didn't want to think about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Valletta | 8/21/2013

    " Finally, a return to a genuinely creepy vampire story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aaron | 3/24/2013

    " The American movie based on this book was "Let Me In" which was very good. The movie is fairly faithful to the book. The book however, sort of sucked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Johnston | 3/3/2012

    " Some twists and turns you don't expect; especially when you have seen the movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber1994 | 11/30/2011

    " Just as good as the movie. If you loved the movie, read the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saya Analco | 9/24/2011

    " It has an amazing background and an intrigating story that the author develops in an unveliable way. Highly recomenden who is looking for a new vison of whath a vampire acts like. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Georgia | 9/21/2011

    " It was a bit cold and empty for me. Well it's not that i hate it but I got easily bored.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 7/26/2011

    " Took forever to get into, but once I got there it was really good. Not your typical vampire story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindi | 6/10/2011

    " Good book. Even though I had already seen both movies (original & American remake), the writing style kept me interested to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 5/20/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book, loved the vampire associations, had some great twists. Whilst I didn't completely love the ending it was still good and could definitely read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curtis | 5/18/2011

    " If I was more into vampires and creepy horror stories I would probably give this book 5 stars. This book is really good but just a bit too morbid/creepy for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 5/18/2011

    " "I HIGHLY recommend this book if you are/were a fan of horror stories. It's a great translation of a very cool tale. Some parts are a bit gory and perverted, but that's just part of the fun. Oh - but please do NOT watch the movie." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 5/17/2011

    " Very odd vampire book - I think I prefer the classic type of vampire as Eli is too ambiguous, both sexually and emotionally - although I did identify with Oskar. A good read for a rainy day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 5/8/2011

    " Desiree says we read vampire books now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anni | 5/7/2011

    " Buku yang kelabu, walaupun juga bercerita tentang persahabatan antara seorang anak laki-laki yg selalu dilecehkan dengan seorang vampir berwujud anak perempuan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rene | 5/7/2011

    " very engaging story, quite brave and provoking at times. original angle at old time myth. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 A. R. | 5/3/2011

    " I didn't mind the homosexual parts, but when the child vampire was revealed to be a boy, that was going too far, in my humble opinion. I saw the movie first; apparently I'm fixated on the vamp being Abby. "

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About the Narrator

Steven Pacey’s extensive work in the West End includes the role of Alec in Dolly West’s Kitchen, Stanley in The Birthday Party, Hamish in Things We Do for Love, and Bertie Wooster in By Jeeves—for which he earned an Olivier Award nomination. He was also directed by Harold Pinter in his successful productions of Celebration and The Room. Pacey has appeared in numerous television roles, including Tarrant in Blake’s 7, and has made over three hundred radio broadcasts.