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From New York Times best-selling author Erik Larson comes his first venture into fiction, an otherworldly tale of intrigue and the impossible that marshals his trademark approach to nonfiction to create something new: a ghost story thoroughly grounded in history.

Pioneering psychologist William James leads an expedition to a remote isle in search of answers after a family inexplicably vanishes. Was the cause rooted in the physical world...or were there forces more paranormal and sinister at work? Available only on audio, because as Larson says, ghost stories are best told aloud.

A group of researchers sets sail for the Isle of Dorn in the North Atlantic in 1905 to explore the cause of several mysterious disappearances, most notably a family of four who vanished without a trace after a weeklong holiday on the island. Led by Professor James, a prominent member of the Society for Psychical Research, they begin to explore the island’s sole cottage and surrounding landscape in search of a logical explanation. 

The idyllic setting belies an undercurrent of danger and treachery, with raging storms and unnerving discoveries adding to the sense of menace. As increasingly unexplainable events unfold, the now-stranded investigators are unsure whether they can trust their own eyes, their instincts, one another - or even themselves. 

Erik Larson has written a terrifying tale of suspense, underpinned with actual people and events. Created specifically to entertain audio listeners, this eerie blend of the ghostly and the real will keep listeners captivated till the blood-chilling end. 

Featuring Erik Larson reading his Notes for a Narrator.

©2022 Erik Larson (P)2022 W F Howes

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Perfectly Haunting...

...in every sense of the word. As meticulously researched and beautifully written as you'd expect from Erik Larson, with his solid background of "real life death, disaster and destruction", and exceptionally well narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt, I simply cannot fault this delightfully entertaining story.

In my opinion, it is stylistically and atmosphericaly reminiscent of Algernon Blackwood's "The Willows", William Hope Hodgson's "House on the Borderland" and Shirley Jackson's "...Hill House" (which the author actually makes reference to himself in his own epilogue), and I would strongly urge anyone who has read - and enjoyed - any and/or all of the three aforementioned novels to buy this immediately - I promise you you won't be disappointed.

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Enjoyable

I've now listened to this twice and enjoyed it. I liked the weaving in of real people and events the plot was quite absorbing The fact that the author is American was evident in some turns of phrase that were just wrong in the mouths of English characters and I found this a little jarring. The narration was excellent, as I've come to expect from JRT.

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great take on a classic ghost hunting mystery

so good , great tale of the supernatural
excellent narration ....wish it was twice as long
best audio book I've enjoyed this year

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not as expected

I would have really liked more to happen, there was so much more potential for this story but fwlt like it was always leading up to bigger things. Narration was great, but sadly it didn't live up to expectations.

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  • Sara V
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A Wonderful Tale - But Don't Listen At Bedtime!

I love Erik Larson narrative history books and have so far this year listened to the incredible The Splendid and The Vile TWICE followed by In The Garden Of Beasts. A great book and a great audible narrator make an Audible and No One Goes Alone truly does that. I bought it pre-order and listened the day it was released on March 10th and finished it yesterday in just two days. I was hooked. Listening in the sunny daytime it is a stunningly beautiful story, but be warned if you choose to listen in the dark at night on a sleep timer in the app before you try to nod off. Every little squeak and noise in the house became apparent, eek! Now THAT'S an effective ghost story! Part examination of pyschology part gothic horror, this was so different from his other tomes yet familiar. And the British narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt nailed it, almost as awesome as Matt Addis's Churchill. Highly recommend!