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3.07 out of 53.07 out of 53.07 out of 53.07 out of 53.07 out of 5 3.07 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ira Levin Narrator: Soneela Nankani Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9780062357779
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A chilling psychological thriller that explores the menacing evil behind the glittering façades of Manhattan’s skyscrapers.

Kay Norris, a successful and lovely book editor, moves into the posh Carnegie Hill district of Manhattan, into an apartment in a slender high-rise. A man watches her. He watches her unpack. He watches her make her bed. He owns the building—and a shocking secret is concealed within its brick and concrete. Sliver is a sinuous erotic thriller—a hypnotic story of obsession, suspense, and stunning surprises. It is a novel about the ultimate power and the temptations the use of that power brings.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Sliver is the ultimate fin de siècle horror novel, a fiendish good-bye wave to trendy urban living in the last decade of the twentieth century. Mr. Levin has in Sliver created the apartment dweller’s worst nightmare. As always, his characters have a texture and a reality that’s almost eerie, and the narrative is as stripped-down and efficient as an automatic weapon.”

    Stephen King

  • “Levin’s latest thriller, Sliver, is as successful a page-turner as his first, A Kiss before Dying, thirty-eight years ago…Ira Levin never gets serious, he just gets better.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Fast-moving…[with] a slam-bang finale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwen | 2/12/2014

    " I really interesting and kind of scary book. Makes yoy paranoid of cameras being placed in your house, but other than that it's a lovely book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Davis | 2/5/2014

    " Not as good as his earlier novels. Still fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 2/1/2014

    " Pretty good, considering the topic: unauthorized surveillance. Not as good as Levin's other work that I've read but thought provoking nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gregor Xane | 1/31/2014

    " Crisp writing. Good pacing. Some hokey dialogue. An ending that is almost laughable. An interesting premise that is not taken far enough. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bev Mccoy | 1/25/2014

    " Nice premise for a plot, but the ending had me literally throwing the book across the room! I thought the ending ruined the whole book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/21/2014

    " Possibly the most ridiculous ending in the history of fiction... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 1/19/2014

    " lackluster. i expected more from the writer of the boys from brazil. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ivan | 12/1/2013

    " Not one of his better books, though quite entertaining and suspenseful. The ending was a little over the top. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Branham Greenwell | 11/14/2013

    " A man owns an apartment building and watches people in their apartments "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 11/13/2013

    " Very creepy. don't read this during night "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Harley | 9/27/2013

    " This one was a dud. Creepy in a not good way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat | 9/10/2013

    " Unique. Dark. Engaging. I'm glad it was short (142 pages). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalía | 8/2/2013

    " I enjoyed all of Ira Levin's books when I was in college. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 7/27/2013

    " Sliver was disappointing after reading Boys From Brazil and Stepford Wives. It was okay, definitely creepy but it didn't keep me hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 5/6/2013

    " Creepy and scary, this book will make you want to be careful about where you move. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BoekenTrol | 3/1/2013

    " There really was nothing much to learn from this book. A light read, in-between, nothing really special. It was creepy to realize that someone is watching another, but for me that was all there was to it. I saw the movie too, I believe. And that says enough I think.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline Eikenberry | 10/29/2012

    " Don't bother with the movie adaptation of Sliver. The book is well written and makes more sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geoff Sebesta | 2/7/2012

    " readable, forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Mckillip-stefus | 11/29/2011

    " Entertaining but the ending was poor and unrealistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 10/11/2011

    " The book was much better than the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalía | 4/19/2011

    " I enjoyed all of Ira Levin's books when I was in college. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 5/1/2010

    " Pretty good, considering the topic: unauthorized surveillance. Not as good as Levin's other work that I've read but thought provoking nonetheless. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bev | 4/17/2010

    " Nice premise for a plot, but the ending had me literally throwing the book across the room! I thought the ending ruined the whole book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Branham | 1/30/2010

    " A man owns an apartment building and watches people in their apartments "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimifly | 12/14/2009

    " I didn't really like the style of writing in this book. I enjoyed it for the first half, but after a while I struggled a bit to get to the end.
    I thought the idea of 'Sliver' was interesting, but it wasn't a very exciting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 10/3/2009

    " Better than the movie of the same name, but honestly, not by much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharonbrown3158 | 7/12/2009

    " I loved Rosemary's Baby and This Perfect Day-I did not realize that Ira Levin wrote this as well. I liked it-and I thought it was a little forshadowing of reality tv!! He saw it coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwen | 6/21/2009

    " I really interesting and kind of scary book. Makes yoy paranoid of cameras being placed in your house, but other than that it's a lovely book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Harley | 4/8/2009

    " This one was a dud. Creepy in a not good way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gregor | 3/26/2009

    " Crisp writing. Good pacing. Some hokey dialogue. An ending that is almost laughable. An interesting premise that is not taken far enough. "

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About the Author
Author Ira Levin

Ira Levin (1929–2007) was the highly acclaimed and internationally bestselling author of Rosemary’s Baby, A Kiss before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, This Perfect Day, Sliver, and The Stepford Wives. He also wrote Deathtrap, the longest-running thriller in Broadway history. He was a two-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe Award.

About the Narrator

Soneela Nankani, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a classically trained actress, voice-over artist, and singer who has had roles in film and on television. She has worked with the award–winning Sojourn Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.