• Artism: Art Is Murder

  • A Modern Tragimystery
  • By: Michael Sandels
  • Narrated by: Michael Sandels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Artism: Art Is Murder

By: Michael Sandels
Narrated by: Michael Sandels
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Publisher's summary

From Michael Sandels comes the new novel Artism: Art Is Murder - a powerful tale of greed, family, and dark suspense.

It was a typical afternoon in Northfield, Minnesota, when a middle-aged, autistic artist named Dutton James revealed to the world his new series of otherworldly, enigmatic sculptures, leaving art critics and the public stunned and intrigued. Then the questions started.

What are these bizarre objects? From what planet or nightmare were they hatched? In the weeks that follow, as the mysterious artist’s fame skyrockets, Emma, Dutton's millennial stalker fan, attempts to enter the artist’s dangerous, opaque world in order to uncover the answers. And as the surprises unfold, she will discover many horrific secrets lying in wait, and the twisted answers leave no safe place to go. For anyone.

From the author of audiobooks like The End of the Word as We Know It and 2036: The Year Trump Stepped Down, Artism blends suspense, humor, a cast of vivid characters, and unexpected psychological insight in a richly textured, exciting listen.

Experience the enthralling and shocking Artism: Art Is Murder.

©2019 Michael Sandels (P)2020 Michael Sandels

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So good!

OK yeah I just finished this and I listened all in one day. After while I stop working and just listen. I really recommend this audio book! So good! For reals!

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i didn’t know what to expect when I picked this up

I was pleasantly surprised and laughed out loud many times! It could be one of the best mystery books I know! Really good, and Mr. Sanders reads it awesomely!! I received this book at my request for free in exchange for an honest review.

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This is a listen that you will remember.

I’ve never heard anything before from Michael Sandels and I want to find more! It blew me away! The last 3 or 4 hours I couldn’t stop listening! He reads like an actor even though the author reads it. There are many accents he pulls off. My favorite character is Emma because she’s so talky and mysterious. I did not guess how this would end! I got this audio book for free at my request for a fair review.

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this book was given me free.

I heard the author’s book “2036”, which is a hoot! So I picked up this one too and zowie! This is longer and even funnier and crazier! He performs the book in the same conversational, real way and I love both of them. Artism is really exciting! Very macabre by the end, but very fun. In exchange for an honest review, this book was given me free.

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Excellent slowly building tension

This is an engrossing audiobook that REALLY TAKES OFF in the last two-thirds! Wow! Artism is an awesome ride with memorable characters!

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Intriguing, twisty mystery

This is the second book I have listened to by this author and I found this one as different and interesting as the first. It’s a wonderful mystery with plenty of angles and twists to keep you guessing. Each character has a side of them that is not what is seen at first glance (read). There are comedic moments and moments you wonder “did that really just happen”? Another reviewer said the ending gets quite macabre, and I’d agree, there is a touch of it.

This is the second book I have listened to by Michael Sanders. He narrates his own book and I would definitely listen to another. Quite a feat to write a good book and also narrate it well. He professionally performs this book, uses distinct voices for each character and incorporates their personalities.

There are no explicit sex scenes. There was described violence but not overly gory. There was only the occasional swear word.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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Wasn't Sure What to Think

This story centers around an autistic artist named Dutton. When he unveils a collection of new art pieces at a Minnesota art fair, people aren’t sure what to think. As his fame skyrockets, he ends with a stalker named Emma who’s determined to figure out his secret. What she finds out, however, is something straight from a nightmare.

This was a different book. Not only in the plot, but the way that each chapter was set up. We get to see into each of the 6 main characters’ POV with every chapter, and I don’t think I’ve ever come across a book like that before. It was interesting though it did take some of the suspense out of it a bit.

The characters are funny though and there were a lot of moments that had me laughing whether it be at the characters’ interactions of their internal thoughts. Those moments are what kept me listening.

Narration wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t bad.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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5 stars!

Normally I don’t like mystery kinds of books but this one looked cool. I listened for an hour and put it down for a day, and then couldn’t stop! This should be a series! I want more and I was sad when it was over because I wanted it to go on. The