"Dark Matter Fabulous gripping book"
DARK MATTER BY Michelle Paver.
Narrator Jeremy Northam's telling of the book is brilliant he captures all the atmosphere of the places he goes to and it made me quite nervous to carry on I’m so pleased I did. I have since listened to it 3 times and each time I’m totally captured by the story.
A young man Jack has fallen on hard times. He applies and gets a job as a wireless operator on an expedition to the Arctic with a group of geology graduates. He is quite excited and apprehensive about the trip.
They arrive at the campsite, dropped off by the ship that has brought them and even before it leaves he sees someone or something near to a bear pole and an uneasy feeling starts to creep in. He soon realises this island Gruhuken is haunted.
When the long nights descend on the arctic things start to go wrong and things beset his colleagues and they have to leave one by one . He is left alone except for the huskies and he knows something else walks this Island.
He hears footsteps and sees a man outside the window near the bear pole and it always looks like it’s coming closer to the hut. The dogs are jittery and nervous. He has nightmares and longs for the ship to come collect him when the frozen sea melts. But something gets in ....
"Do not listen to this on your own in the dark"
Excellent story , excellent narration - very satisfying listen which stays in your mind during and afterwards!
"Unexpectedly delightful brilliance"
I'm not really into this kind of novel, but noticed some of the reviews here and, happily, bought it.
The narration really shines, and manages to add that special something to the story.
Wish I could un-hear it to enjoy it again!
"Frightening and absorbing"
Michelle Paver has written a truly frightening ghost story. The tension builds slowly throughout the book and her writing is ably assisted by Jeremy Northam's excellent narration. Highly recommended.
Was recommended this novel by a friend and was a bit cynical - but wow - loved it - draws you in, slowly, to a genuinely creepy atmosphere -and by the end I was unableto switch off - I had to know what happened - great audiobook too - reallysympathetic and nuanced performance by the narrator! highly recommended if you liked things like the Woman In Black!
"Lonlieness in Darkness"
Entertaining mystery / horror fiction. Good flow. Suitable length. The main features are the environment and psychology of a man in isolation in true cold darkness.
kind of a homage to true and fictional Arctic stories.
For me it was good entertainment, good drive. But no real lasting value or impact.
When I first heard the sample of this book on the website I was not sure. However once I started the book I could not stop my self from playing it. I just wanted to hear more. The book is very well written and keeps you on edge for long periods of time. The narrator is brilliant and I will be looking for more work by him. A true 5 star recording that you will love.
Enjoyed the story and the narration - gripping enough to keep me listening. Worth downloading.
Michelle Paver conjures up a claustrophobic, chilling and incredibly engaging tale. Yet it's all done with such an economy of words that there's as little fat in the plot as there is on the whale bones that feature so prominently within it.
This is a really frightening tale. It transports you to a world of ice and butal behavior exploring the position of outsiders to the group. Well worth listening to.