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Author: Paul Tremblay Narrator: Amy Landon Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: June 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062849588

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 “A tremendous book―thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain. The Cabin at the End of the World is Tremblay’s personal best. It’s that good.” — Stephen King

The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.

One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world."

Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.

“Read Paul Tremblay's new novel, The Cabin at the End of the World, and you might not sleep for a week. Longer. It will shape your nightmares for months – that's pretty much guaranteed.” NPR

“Gripping, horrifying, and mesmerizing.” GQ

“A tour-de-force of psychological and religious horror.” —

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  • “You might not sleep for a week. Longer…Will shape your nightmares for months—that’s pretty much guaranteed. That’s what it’s built for.”

    - NPR
  • “Tremblay[‘s] profoundly unsettling novel invites readers to ask themselves whether, when faced with the unbelievable, they would do the unthinkable to prevent it.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Tremblay once again demonstrates his talent for terrifying readers. Offering a terrible situation with no good outcome, this is the author at his best.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “An extremely intense, anxiety-inducing thriller that puts the family in mortal danger while forcing them to tackle a universal dilemma—is one life worth that of seven billion others?”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “A striking work of psychological horror and unblinking terror…A blinding tale of survival and sacrifice that matches the power of belief with man’s potential for unbridled violence.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “Tremblay loads emotion and tension into every paragraph…A heartfelt, emotionally charged journey into our worst nightmares.”

    - Caroline Kepnes, author of You
  • “The Cabin at the End of the World is a thriller that grapples with the timely and the timeless. I tore through it in record time. I just couldn’t wait to see where Tremblay was going to take me next.”

    - Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling


  • A BookPage Top Pick of the Month
  • Finalist for the 2019 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel
  • An NPR Best Book of 2018
  • A Library Journal Best Books of the Year selection
  • A Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year pick
  • A Locus Recommendation 

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The pace was good here - it was very much a gradual build-up to some really tense, catastrophic events. Not sure how I feel about how unreliable everyone's perspective in the story was, nor do I like how most of it was told in present tense, but Paul Tremblay seems like an experimental writer and he does some interesting things here. "

    - FD, 9/26/2018

About the Author

Paul Tremblay has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Massachusetts Book Awards and is the author of Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, A Head Full of Ghosts, and the crime novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland. He is a member of the board of directors of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly online, and numerous year’s-best anthologies.

About the Narrator

Amy Landon, Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a voice artist and classically trained actress with numerous film, television, and off-Broadway stage credits. Her voice can also be heard on many television and radio commercials. She has an easy facility with dialects, which she also coaches and teaches, and she is happy to find her lifelong obsession with books pairing up with her acting and vocal work. Her narration of Texts from Jane Eyre placed as a finalist for the Audie Award for Best Humor Narration in 2016.