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Author: Dennis Lehane Narrator: David Strathairn Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780061805066
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The basis for the blockbuster motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island by New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane is a gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller where nothing is quite what it seems. The New York Times calls Shutter Island, “Startlingly original.” The Washington Post raves, “Brilliantly conceived and executed.” A masterwork of suspense and surprise from the author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island carries the reader into a nightmare world of madness, mind control, and CIA Cold War paranoia and is unlike anything you’ve ever read before.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliantly conceived and executed...To read Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island is to enter a nightmare of madness, violence, and deception...Its shocking outcome kept me awake, deep into the night, as I began to grasp what the author has done to my innocent mind—and he will do it to yours, too, if you let him.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Combines the claustrophobia of...Agatha Christie...with the creepiness of a good Stephen King yarn...Good luck putting this one down.”

    San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

  • “Startlingly original…instantly cinematic… unfolds with increasing urgency until it delivers a visceral shock in its final moments.”

    New York Times

  • “Fasten your seat belts for a bumpy, breakneck ride…utterly absorbing…is an express train with no local stops…engrossing.”

    Boston Globe

  • “The ride this novel provides is as good as entertainment gets.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Audacious and chilling...Shutter Island is a superbly constructed novel that manages to be at once gripping, surprising, and discomforting...It evokes comparisons to Edgar Allan Poe’s tales...Lehane is very good indeed.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Get ready to shudder on a trip to Shutter Island...a tremendously satisfying thriller...a great, fun read...The suspense is molasses-thick with a plot that will keep you guessing...Lehane has created a dark work with terrific dialogue and a troubled protagonist...And then there’s the ending...Mystic River raised the bar for Lehane; Shutter Island puts it higher still.”

    Denver Post

  • “Nightmarish…it’s not a book to start before bedtime. Even if you finish before dawn, Shutter Island will trouble your sleep.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “Chilling...a perfect thriller. But for mystery writer extraordinare Dennis Lehane, elaborate plots and vivid settings serve as mere backdrop for showcasing his greater talent; a prodigious ability to develop unforgettable, emotionally textured characters.”

    Providence Journal-Bulletin

  • “A terrific suspense novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Another blistering page-turner...A master of the adroit psychological detail, Lehane makes the horrors of the mean streets pale in comparison to the workings of the human mind.”


  • “A lollapalooza of a corkscrew thriller.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A 2004 Anthony Award Finalist for Best Novel
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A 2004 Barry Award Finalist for Best Novel
  • A 2003 Hammett Prize Finalist

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About the Author

Dennis Lehane is the author of numerous novels, including several New York Times bestsellers, as well as a collection of short stories and a play. Mystic River was a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award, and it won the Anthony Award, the Barry Award for Best Novel, and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, given by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.

About the Narrator

David Strathairn was nominated for an Oscar for his 2005 performance as famed CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow in Good Night and Good Luck. He is well-known for memorable performances in stage and screen roles.