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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,930 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Egan Narrator: Geneva Carr, Jeff Gurner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Two cousins, devastated by a childhood prank, reunite twenty years later to renovate a castle in Eastern Europe. The fortress has a bloody history that stretches back hundreds of years. Amid extreme paranoia and eerie silence, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a prisoner—jailed for an unnamed crime—recounts an unforgettable story that brings the crimes of the past and present into stunning alignment.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Prodigiously entertaining and profoundly moving.”

    New York Times

  • The Keep is a clever, quirky novel that ping-pongs the listener between a medieval castle that kept people out and a modern prison that fences people in until the two worlds collide.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • The Keep is a wonderfully weird read—a touch experimental in terms of narrative, with a hefty dose of gothic tension and mystery—balanced by an intimate and mesmerizing look at how the past haunts us in different ways.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “A deft mix of psychological suspense, unconventional romance, and eerie allegory…This spellbinding novel kept us glued to the page right up to its haunting, unforgettable conclusion.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Beautiful prose…the characters’ emotions are so real, the author’s insights so moving, that readers will be happy to be swept away. Intelligent, challenging and exciting.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • One of the 2006 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cns | 2/8/2014

    " Not the story that I was expecting...but a good story nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Robin | 2/8/2014

    " I liked Jennifer Egan's first two books and looked forward to this one eagerly, but I found it a bit of a chore to get through the first 2/3. I didn't care about the whiny, selfish Danny (the narrator of one thread) and didn't care how his story connected to that of Ray, the convict in the prison writing class. There is a brief "scary adventure" chapter which made me turn pages faster, then everything wraps up very quickly at the end in a way that is supposed to make you look differently at everything you just read, but I was just glad to be finished. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gregory | 2/5/2014

    " Interesting views on our technology-dependent society and digital identities. The plot was well constructed and kept me guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Norah | 2/5/2014

    " I heard the author read from the book and was blown away by the fact that I was interested in a story that is partially set in a prison. The structure is really interesting, because there is a novel within the novel, because the prisoner is writing a story. One of the settings is a castle in Europe, which gets points in my point just for being an old decrepit castle. It's a quick read, beautiful, dark, sad. It made me cry. I was in public when I finished it, and I even cried a little. As far as I know, no one saw me in such an embarrassing moment. "

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