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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (87,281 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Eugenides Narrator: Nick Landrum Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781436144018
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First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters—beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys—commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family’s fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike Finn | 2/16/2014

    " Clever and well-written and strangely compelling, but when you know the outcome it becomes a march to the end and I began to hope it came sooner rather than later. Disappointing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 2/14/2014

    " This is a very good book, but very depressing story. Another one where the book is much much better than the film. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Kavanagh | 2/11/2014

    " A must read for everyone. Beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra Scales | 2/5/2014

    " One of my favorite books now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fatchoom | 1/19/2014

    " an interesting book, great story teller & i absolutely recommend it. too exciting & i loved the ending. last two pages where my favorite piece. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 1/18/2014

    " Excellent! His writing is just amazing. Nuff said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/16/2014

    " I really like Eugenides writing style. It keeps you engaged, but I kept wanting more story. Not a lot of things actually happen in the book (except the very beginning and end). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 1/15/2014

    " I felt a lot of feelings. But then it was over and I stopped feeling anything at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Oaster | 1/14/2014

    " "I want to ingest every piece of that book. I want to pull every sentence off the page and cry into it and taste it and fling it across the room." So summarized the friend who lent me her well worn copy of this novel, and very quickly I saw why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine McK | 1/11/2014

    " An enjoyable novel I suppose. I liked the story and characters, just not the writer himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 12/6/2013

    " One of my all-time favorite books. Haunting, poetic, funny and sad at turns. I've read it a million times and never get sick of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine O'connell | 11/8/2013

    " Read if you were ever a 12 yr old girl "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zigzigmig | 11/3/2013

    " It was good till the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adele Cedecy | 6/11/2013

    " Read the title. Enough said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 4/21/2013

    " I liked this book but didn't love it. I think part of the problem is that I saw the movie when it came out, and the book is exactly the same as the movie. I found the book to be a little boring at times, and though I'm definitely in the minority, I actually preferred The Marriage Plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie Elmore | 3/17/2013

    " This is definitely one of those books that was much better than the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Doughty | 1/7/2013

    " One of my all time favorite books! Back when we had Sassy magazine, this was one of their must reads. Could not agree me. This defines my teenage years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gal | 11/7/2012

    " Eugenides uses words beautifully, and nails descriptions. Adolescence and the teenage years described to a T... in a painful way and one that is beautiful at the same time. Pretty amazing for a first novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 10/31/2011

    " Incredible. Haunting, morbid, poetic, psychologically intense. The entire story is viewed through the lens of this unnamed narrator who watches the girls grow up, a narrator whose own silent story seems to parallel the girls'. Stirring, beautiful. Eugenides is an incredible storyteller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stella Kudritzki | 6/20/2011

    " These girls are delicate and graceful and have their own world that I found myself pulled into. This book was very enjoyable but also untold. I couldn't seem to put it down because when I did, it felt like I was missing everything. I highly recommend it, and i'm watching the movie this weekend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 5/21/2011

    " Tragicomic, with the emphasis on the comic, making me feel really guilty... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esra | 5/19/2011

    " If you haven't read this book, DO SO. NOW. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 5/19/2011

    " Beautifully narrated tale of the mass suicide of the five beautiful Lisbon sisters and the boys who worshiped them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meca | 5/17/2011

    " This captures the feelings of high school and how the world looked through the eyes of innocent curiosity and black & white disappointment. Eugenides unfolds the mind of teen angst and reminds us all where we came from. Excellent book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabi | 5/16/2011

    " The ending of this book is somewhat frustrating, giving no real closure to the story, but the prose it's written in is descriptive and beautiful to read. It's almost soothing, despite the rather dark subject matter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjorie | 5/15/2011

    " I'm still reading but am so mindful of the 'collecting' theme that runs through this book and also Orhan Pamuk's 'Museum of Innocence'...both about the evocative object that stands for a personal attribute or experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linn | 5/13/2011

    " Liked it, but the ending felt off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Strmd87 | 5/11/2011

    " I'm still not sure what I think. Haunting, romantic, and sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 5/2/2011

    " Another favorite of mine. I've read this book several times. I love the atmosphere of the book, the gentle boy voices of the narrators, the mystery surrounding the girls. A pleasure to read. "

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

    " The book is exactly like the movie. It's a very slow story, but the movie goes by quicker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Makayla | 4/29/2011

    " This book, while beautifully written and with haunting imagery left me at the end wondering what the hell the point was. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published to great acclaim in 1993, and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis.

About the Narrator

Nick Landrum is an award-winning narrator, singer, and voice-over artist. His audiobook work includes The Virgin Suicides, Bob Dylan’s unabridged Chronicles, and he is the voice of the popular Dexter series. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.