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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67,851 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gaston Leroux Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A shadow of unease; a quickening pulse; an unnamed fear breathing on the collar of those who sit alone in their dressing rooms at the great Paris Opera. An unbearable compulsion to glance quickly over a shoulder in the dark corridors to the stage would sometimes reveal a figure in evening clothes moving softly in the shadows—a figure no one could name. Nothing is done, however, until the disappearance of the young singer Christine Daaé during her triumphant performance. With an increasing pattern of fear and violence, the Phantom of the Opera begins to strike, but always with a beautiful young performer at the center of his deadly desires.

Throughout the twentieth-century and beyond, this haunting tale has gripped audiences the world over—on screen, on stage, and on paper. Blackstone’s thrilling narration of this classic mystery was nominated for a 2006 Audie Award.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The wildest and most fantastic of tales.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A venerable, much-adapted story of grand, delicate feelings and gothic creepiness.”

    New York Times

  • “Mixes horror and romance in equal measure.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “A gothic novel of romance, honor, and tragedy with a creepy, obsessive underbelly.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “Ingenious…breathless suspense.”


  • “[Cosham] shines at moving the story briskly, effortlessly keeping it involving.”


  • “A superb suspense story and dark tale of obsession.”


  • An Audie Award Finalist in Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emma Schonell | 2/17/2014

    " it was a wonderful book. i was in love with the movie but absolutely loved the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doreen Arnold | 2/12/2014

    " Plain and simply love this tragic story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nina | 2/6/2014

    " The story itself, and the musical that was based off of the book, were fantastic. However, the actual written work, including all the letters it contained between Christine and Raoul, was enough to turn me off of ever finishing the book once I started it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shane Ryan Bailey | 1/30/2014

    " An entertaining novel high on melodrama as was customary for some books of this time period and of this genre. The book is in part, a romance, a mystery, a horror story. The physical descriptions of the Phantom's eyes and face is great, as are some of the other physical descriptions of a few unique characters. It helps to put yourself in the mindset of those who would've read this book nearly a hundred years ago. Many of the chapters have something of a cliffhanger to keep you reading on, wondering what is going to happen next. "

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