Asylum

Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
Series: Asylum, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (834 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Once you get in, there's no getting out.

For 16-year-old Dan Crawford, a summer program for gifted students is the chance of a lifetime. No one else at his high school gets his weird fascinations with history and science, but at the New Hampshire College Prep program, such quirks are all but required.

Dan arrives to find that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline dorm - formerly a psychiatric hospital. As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, start exploring Brookline's twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on here - secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum's dark past. Because it turns out Brookline was no ordinary psych ward. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

This mind-bending listening experience blurs the lines between past and present, friendship and obsession, genius and insanity.

©2013 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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Just ok..

Good for teens but a tad dull for adult readers. Not particularly spooky nor suspenseful.

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Idea

I really enjoyed the idea of this book. But I feel it needed to be a bit more developed personally. This book is perfect for younger thrill seekers.

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not at all what I expected

if you read this after reading home for peculiar children, honestly its a bit of a let down.

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Fun & Scary-ish

Would you consider the audio edition of Asylum to be better than the print version?

More like a psychological thriller. Suspenseful. Is it really happening? Is it a dream? It keeps you in question. I think this story would be a quick read and great for high school, or college kids.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dan's roomate. He went through a transformation of being meek little nerd, to dedicating himself to become stronger.

Have you listened to any of Michael Goldstrom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The conversation that Dan's parents have about him and his past. It makes you wonder.

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I guess I wanted a little more, even knowing it is a young adult read. Going to see how the teens liked it.

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I enjoyed this book

I enjoyed the story and narrator. Kept me listening long after my ride home. Would recommend

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This book REALLY chilled me down in the heat!

This book is so well written and the story is so well plotted that this was a joy to listen to❤ It has a unique vibe with a fantastically unique "worldsetting" I loved the way Madeleine used the Asylum and the way she described it! like the building in itself was a breathing and fully alive being, playing tricks on the characters' minds!

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Brilliantly eerie

This is the first book of Madeleine Roux's I've read. Beautiful writing, vivid setting, and well-crafted characters and storyline. Although I figured out the mystery pieces in advance, I still enjoyed the journey--waiting to see if I was right. Highly recommended!

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More of a teen read

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I found it slow moving and I did not like the narrators voice.

Would you recommend Asylum to your friends? Why or why not?

No I would not because I do not know anyone who would be interested in such a book

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

No i would not go and see it. Too slow moving

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Sooooooooo Good

It was rely good I read a lot better with the audio and this helped a lot. This book was amazing.😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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