The Plot: A Novel Audiobook, by Jean Hanff Korelitz Play Audiobook Sample

The Plot: A Novel Audiobook

The Plot: A Novel Audiobook, by Jean Hanff Korelitz Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250804877

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

44

Longest Chapter Length:

40:06 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

30 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

14:37 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

6

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Publisher Description

"I think Jean Hanff Korelitz’s THE PLOT is one of the best novels I’ve ever read about writers and writing. It’s also insanely readable and terrifying. The suspense quotient is through the roof...It’s remarkable." -- Stephen King Hailed as "breathtakingly suspenseful," Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot is a propulsive audiobook about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it. Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written—let alone published—anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then . . . he hears the plot. Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker’s first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that—a story that absolutely needs to be told. In a few short years, all of Evan Parker’s predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an e-mail arrives, the first salvo in a terrifying, anonymous campaign: You are a thief, it says. As Jake struggles to understand his antagonist and hide the truth from his readers and his publishers, he begins to learn more about his late student, and what he discovers both amazes and terrifies him. Who was Evan Parker, and how did he get the idea for his “sure thing” of a novel? What is the real story behind the plot, and who stole it from whom? A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books "Narrator Kirby Heyborne maintains the brisk pace and firm tension of what promises to be one of the summer's most talked about suspense novels." -- AudioFile Magazine "Kirby Heyborne’s vocal dynamics convey emotion, and his no-nonsense delivery has the versatility and ease of a comfortable pair of jeans in this tale that examines moral obligations." -- Library Journal

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“Psychologically acute and breathtakingly suspenseful, you’ll find yourself rushing towards a finale both astonishing and utterly earned.”

— Megan Abbott, author of Give Me Your Hand 

Quotes

  • “The suspense quotient is through the roof…It’s remarkable.”

    — Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “[A] devilishly compelling tale of ambition run amok.”

    — O, The Oprah Magazine
  • “[A] staggeringly good literary thriller.”

    — Shelf Awareness
  • “Jean Hanff Korelitz’s riveting novel is a story within a story that is a Rubik’s Cube of twists”

    — Amazon.com
  • “A page-turner of the highest order.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Awards

  • An Oprah Magazine Pick of Best Books of the Month
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Mystery & Suspense
  • An Indie Next List Pick for May
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021
  • A Wall Street Journal Pick of 2021's Most Anticipated Books
  • A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Crime Books
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times Best Book of the Year in Thrillers
  • A New York Times Book Review pick of Best Books Now in Paperback
  • Among longlisted titles for New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year
  • Among longlisted titles for New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year, 2021
  • Among longlisted titles for Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, 2021
  • Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2021

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Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
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Narration: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 (2.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Sandy Saenz, 11/13/2021

About Jean Hanff Korelitz

Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of several novels, including the New York Times bestseller You Should Have Known and two novels adapted to film and television, The Plot and Admission.

About Kirby Heyborne

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered over twenty Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.