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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Parkhurst Narrator: Erik Singer Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594833441
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When his wife dies in a fall from a tree in their backyard, linguist Paul Iverson is wild with despair. In the days that follow, Paul becomes certain that Lexy’s death was no accident. Strange clues have been left behind: unique, personal messages that only she could have left and that he is determined to decipher. So begins Paul’s fantastic and even perilous search for the truth, as he abandons his everyday life to embark on a series of experiments designed to teach his dog Lorelei to communicate. Is this the project of a madman? Or does Lorelei really have something to tell him about the last afternoon of a woman he only thought he knew?…

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alaina | 6/27/2011

    " I loved it! Sad and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 6/27/2011

    " This book is so quirky and I loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Menolly | 6/27/2011

    " Didn't love this book. It was kind hard to get through because I didn't really like the characters. I wouldn't read it again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/23/2011

    " totally crazy and implausible, yet it is a unique portrait of grief with a very singular plot. i think it's definitely worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 6/23/2011

    " This was a good book.
    I particularly liked lexy since I feel I can relate.
    The only thing I didn't like was the ending and the whole underground thing..it was too wierd.
    I would however recommend this book since I feel the characters are well developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 6/23/2011

    " I really loved this book. Although there were some tough parts to get through, such as what was done to some dogs, I didn't cry. It really was a sad book, but I was so into getting through it that I didn't allow myself to cry. Good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 6/16/2011

    " This was one weird book but I really liked it. Enjoyed the writing, plot, pacing. While I found it really creepy in some parts (no spoliers here!) I thought it was really compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Val | 6/1/2011

    " Very different...about a man whose wife falls out of their apple tree and dies, or did she commit suicide? The only witness to the tragedy is the family dog.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 5/31/2011

    " This was my least favorite of the three books the author has written - strange concept and even though I loved the relationship between the dog (Lorelei) and Paul the rest of it was just so so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stefanie | 5/29/2011

    " All in all, I really didn't enjoy this book. I found it totally bizarre as well as depressing -- yet SO strange that I needed to find out how it ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 5/22/2011

    " This is a haunting book and nothing like I expected. Some tough parts to read but undeniably you have to read it! I'm still trying to determine how I feel about it. The main character is very depressed and the book Has a sad tone throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/16/2011

    " The first time I read this book, I was horrified. Repulsed. But it stuck with me. Years later, I read it again—all in one day—and really liked it. It is much more hopeful than I remembered. And despite a few awful moments, it's full of rich and beautiful ideas. Give it a shot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 5/9/2011

    " I was pleasantly suprised. It was wierd, yet very moving, I couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 5/2/2011

    " the dog butchering part was disturbing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katehintx | 5/1/2011

    " Far too much navel-gazing by the main character. I found the basic premise ridiculous and the plot turns (such as they are) absurd. One of those modern novels that relies too heavily on introspection instead of an interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 4/28/2011

    " Though this was a tough book to read, especially in some parts, I found it compelling and have read it over again. "

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About the Author
Author Carolyn Parkhurst

Carolyn Parkhurst is the New York Times bestselling author of the novel The Dogs of Babel, a New York Times Notable Book, and the children’s book Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly, among others. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and their two children.

About the Narrator

Erik Singer’s theatrical credits include the title role in The Hostage (off Broadway), A Life in the Theatre, Greetings!, and national tours of Othello and The Taming of the Shrew. He has also appeared on All My Children and As the World Turns, and was the voice of Vincent van Gogh in the A&E Biography about Van Gogh and Gauguin.