The Project: A Novel Audiobook, by Courtney Summers Play Audiobook Sample

The Project: A Novel Audiobook

The Project: A Novel Audiobook, by Courtney Summers Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Emily Shaffer, Thérèse Plummer Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250760630

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Longest Chapter Length:

51:43 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

26 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

13:03 minutes

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Publisher Description

"This audiobook is essential listening. Narrators Therese Plummer and Emily Shaffer shine as Lo and Bea Denham, two teenage sisters whose lives are upended when their parents are killed in a car accident." -- AudioFile Magazine From Courtney Summers, the New York Times bestselling author of the 2019 Edgar Award Winner and breakout hit Sadie, comes her electrifying follow-up—a suspenseful, pulls-no-punches story about an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister no matter the cost. Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died in a tragic car accident, her sister Bea joined the elusive community called The Unity Project, leaving Lo to fend for herself. Desperate not to lose the only family she has left, Lo has spent the last six years trying to reconnect with Bea, only to be met with radio silence. When Lo’s given the perfect opportunity to gain access to Bea’s reclusive life, she thinks they’re finally going to be reunited. But it’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t want to be found, and as Lo delves deeper into The Project and its charismatic leader, she begins to realize that there’s more at risk than just her relationship with Bea: her very life might be in danger. As she uncovers more questions than answers at each turn, everything Lo thought she knew about herself, her sister, and the world is upended. One thing doesn’t change, though, and that’s what keeps her going: Bea needs her, and Lo will do anything to save her. A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books "The narrators beautifully build suspense, and the intensity never falters. This is one of those compelling audiobooks that will have listeners driving around or walking an extra block just so they can listen longer." -- School Library Journal, starred review "[A] deeply disconcerting investigative thriller that seems unassuming but worms under the skin and into the mind." --Booklist (Starred Review) "A powerful, suspenseful, and heartbreaking thriller about identity, sisterhood, and belonging." --Kirkus (Starred Review)

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“This audiobook is essential listening…Shaffer’s take on Bea offers a chilling portrayal of a teen who slowly unravels as the cult’s abuse escalates. In contrast, Schaffer’s grief-and-rage-filled portrayal of Lo has listeners rooting for the abandoned younger sister to pry her sibling away from the dangerous cult.”

— AudioFile 


  • “A beautifully-written, compelling book about the lengths to which someone will go in order not to lose their sense of belonging.”

    — Nerd Daily
  • “[A] deeply disconcerting investigative thriller…A rich offering that lingers even as it shocks.”

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “Readers will question the truth and everyone’s motivations in this world full of manipulation and mind games. A gripping, flawless psychological thriller.”

    — School Library Journal (starred review)
  • “The beauty of the story lies in its focus on the downtrodden, the vulnerable, and the earnest.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “This book is brave and raw and exciting and wise—wise about girls and women, weakness and strength, and the bittersweet beauty of being human.”

    — Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author


  • An Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Young Adult Books
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in YA Books
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2021
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
  • A Rolling Stone magazine pick of the Month
  • A Kid's Indie Next List "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers"
  • Nominated for Thriller Awards - Nominee, 2022
  • Winner of Thriller Awards - Winner, 2022

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About Courtney Summers

Courtney Summers is the author of young adult novels including Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are, and Cracked Up to Be. She lives and writes in Canada, where she divides her time between a piano, a camera, and a word-processing program when she’s not planning for the impending zombie apocalypse.

About the Narrators

Emily Shaffer is originally from West Virginia and earned her BFA in acting and dance from West Virginia University. She now lives in New York City.

Thérèse Plummer is an actor, award-winning voice-over artist, and counselor. She has won eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has appeared in a variety of television and film roles. As a counselor for adolescents, she spent five years using drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings.