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Abandon Audiobook

Abandon: Revised Edition

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Publisher's Summary

On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins - and not a single bone was ever found.

One hundred sixteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them to the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened. Recently, a similar party had also attempted to explore the town and was never heard from again. Now the area is believed to be haunted. This crew is about to discover, 20 miles from civilization with a blizzard bearing down, that they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.

Revised edition: This edition of Abandon includes editorial revisions.

©2015 Blake Crouch (P)2016 Blake Crouch

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    Leeann 11-18-16
    Leeann 11-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but not what I expected."

    If this had been the first Crouch book I had read I think I would be singing praises. Do not get me wrong it has a great plot and interesting characters but I kept waiting for the supernatural or bizarre to happen. My bad. It is worth reading. Good mystery and a few plot twists.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tokyo Phil Tokyo 11-14-16
    Tokyo Phil Tokyo 11-14-16 Listener Since 2001

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    "Meh"

    The best part of this story was the amazing, creative swearing attributed to the late 1800s. I wonder if the author created it or used references from period literature to make it authentic. Fun, in any case.

    This is a 9-hour morality play whose message is that "Greed corrupts." I felt like the story went on too long. The protagonists made too many unrealistic choices, and just when the story should've been winding down, yet another layer of evil was revealed. By the end I was exhausted.

    The performance, however, was excellent.

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    TLRizen REDMOND, WA USA 10-29-16
    TLRizen REDMOND, WA USA 10-29-16 Member Since 2017

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    "Story very good but the language was horrid "

    If liked the story. The characters were well developed. The story line was very interesting. The constant foul language was not needed. It wish authors could write a book without Every sentence laden with horrid langauge. A few words would be good enough to show the three different characters.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 11-07-16
    Jessica 11-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring"

    This book was interesting enough that I made it all the way through, but frustrating, because I kept wishing it would end.

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    Amazon Customer 03-25-17

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    I really enjoy Blake Crouch's work and Luke Daniels is without question one of my favorite narrators, so it was a no brainer that I would pick this one up. While this isn't Blake's best work, it's still quite a fun tale. This is the story of the town of Abandon. Today it is a ghost town with a mysterious history. One night all the residents disappeared and no one knows what happened to them. Blake does a good job of weaving an intriguing tale, jumping back and forth between the past and the present, giving us glimpses at the tragic history of the town even as in the present chapters we go along a wild search for the truth and hidden treasure. It might not be Blake's best work, but it's a fun tale and Luke Daniels does his usual outstanding job and bringing the adventure to life.

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    Kirk 03-20-17
    Kirk 03-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Anandon (wow)"

    love the back and forth between the past and the present licking everything together
    truly enjoyable looking forward to reading more by this author

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    Ann B. 02-17-17
    Ann B. 02-17-17

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    "Brilliant Word Painting"

    Loved it. I will be looking for Blake Crouch's other books. Complete storyline, vivid scene descriptions, edge-of-your-seat suspense in the proper places.

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    Kindle Customer 01-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Tedious and confusing but also fascinating."

    Struggled to finish and keep my mind engaged as to century . I am not sure what happened to preacher and Harriet.

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    mosnow 01-13-17
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    "Wnated it to be so much more"
    What did you like best about Abandon? What did you like least?

    For a free book I would give this 5 stars, then I realized that is not the way to do it. So on the merits of the book alone and not cost, it gets a 3. I did like the time travel part of the story telling and the characters were well developed but the twist at the end was just over the top.


    If you’ve listened to books by Blake Crouch before, how does this one compare?

    It is pretty much the same, lots of "gotcha" moments but that is tiresome after 12 hours


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The town folk in the mineshaft


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    probably


    Any additional comments?

    The book is not bad, I just felt like it had real potential to be great and it missed the mark

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    Joyce Miamisburg, OH, United States 12-22-16
    Joyce Miamisburg, OH, United States 12-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "The Terrible Christmas Gift"

    It was Christmas Eve when it happened. But nobody now knew just what that was. How could everybody in a town just up and disappear without a trace. Uneaten means on the table, clothes in the closets, etc.

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    "Turned me into the walking dead for three days. Had to listen to it."

    I don't know what I was expecting... Supernatural? Monsters? Not sure. What I got was two interwoven stories with well rounded characters and enough interest to fill three novels. No spoilers here , it's just exceptional. Atmospheric, immersive. Listen somewhere warm.

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  • A. P. Hughes
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    "wicked deception in the wild west!"

    a story that at first throws a mystery upon the reader. With good characterisation and a twisting plot that switched cleanly between the 'before and after' scenes (something a great deal of authors make a mess of) I found this a great listen from one of my now favourite audible authors.

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  • Mr Glenn Lloyd
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    "Good but not great"

    Very enjoyable book that keeps the listener entertained but was lacking in surprises. Narration was well done with excellent characterisation. Blake crouch audios are always worth the effort and this is no exception.

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  • John
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    "very good, but not his best"

    After Dark Matter, and the Wayward Pines Trilogy Blake has set the bar very high indeed. in my view this is a great story, complex, twisting, and interlinking well. but... it's still not his best work. but it's still very welcome in my collection. thanks Blake

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