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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 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 is a New York–based actress, voice-over artist, and singer. She has worked with the Sojourn Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.