The Boy at the Door Audiobook, by Alex Dahl Play Audiobook Sample

The Boy at the Door Audiobook

The Boy at the Door Audiobook, by Alex Dahl Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Jenna Lamia, Mozhan Marnò, Sophie Amoss Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525635253

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Longest Chapter Length:

56:34 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

15 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

21:51 minutes

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Publisher Description

Set against a stunning Scandinavian backdrop, a gritty novel of psychological suspense that asks the question how far would you go to hold onto what you have? Cecilia Wilborg has it all--a loving husband, two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous home in the affluent Norwegian town of Sandefjord. And she works hard to keep it all together. Too hard. Because one mistake from her past could bring it all crashing down around her. Annika Lucasson lives a dark life with her abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend. She's lost everything one too many times and now she's got one last chance to save herself, thanks to Cecilia. Annika knows her secret--and just how much she's willing to do to make it all go away... When someone forgets to pick up their little boy at the local pool, Cecilia agrees to take him home, only to find an abandoned, empty house. It's the first step in the unraveling of her meticulously crafted life, as her and Annika's worlds collide...

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“The three actors who voice Cecilia, a beautiful rich housewife, Tobias, an abandoned child, and Annika, a doomed junkie, are perfectly cast, have appealing voices, and do exactly what the story needs them to do. Cecilia especially is a tricky challenge—any mother would identify with her at first but—keep listening. Tobias is winning though more damaged than he first appears, and Annika, who should appall you, is deeply touching. The ingredients of the plot might sound like conventional noir…but this is an unusual and brilliantly executed example and a flawless listen. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • “Dahl savagely delineates the price of living in a society that insists women must try to be perfect wives and mothers and have successful careers, too, or they’ll be inevitably made to feel they’re never good enough.″

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Suspenseful, vivid, and ice-cold…The Boy at the Door deftly shows that things are always messier than they appear.″

    — Kristen Lepionka, author of the Roxane Weary mystery series


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Shortlisted for The Crime Writers Association John Creasey Memorial Dagger

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About Alex Dahl

Alex Dahl is the author of the novel The Boy at the Door and has published short stories in the United Kingdom and the United States. She earned a BA in Russian and German linguistics with international studies, an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University, and an MS in business management at Bath University.

About the Narrators

Jenna Lamia is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator. She has won the prestigious Audie Award, as well as more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her narration of The Book of Polly was named a 2018 Outstanding Audiobook Narration by RUSA. She narrated Mary E. Pearson’s The Adoration of Jenna Fox, which won a YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults award, and Carol Lynch Williams’ The Chosen One, for which she received the 2010 Audie Award for Best Female Solo Narration. She has appeared on and off-Broadway, and her acting credits include appearances on Oz, Law & Order: SVU, and NYPD Blue. She has attended Amherst College, New York University, and the Sorbonne in Paris.

Mozhan Marnò is an Iranian American film and television actress, most notably appearing in Charlie Wilson’s War and Bones. Her audiobook narrations have won several AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Sophie Amoss is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.