Broken Things

Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (166 ratings)

Audible membership

$14.95 a month

Free with a 30-day trial
1 audiobook of your choice.
A monthly selection of Audible Originals.
$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $30.79

Buy for $30.79

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

With all the intensity and whiplash turns of Sharp Objects and One of Us Is Lying, this engrossing psychological thriller by New York Times best-selling author Lauren Oliver is an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships.

It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods.

Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly. 

The only thing is: They didn’t do it.

On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago - no matter how monstrous.

©2018 Laura Schechter (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

What listeners say about Broken Things

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    74
  • 4 Stars
    45
  • 3 Stars
    31
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    7
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    88
  • 4 Stars
    38
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    7
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    65
  • 4 Stars
    36
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    7

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

A lot to get to nothing.

It seemed like it took forever for the story to actually develop. And when it did develop there wasn't much going with the story. I found Broken Things to be boring.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Meh

Lauren Oliver is one of my favorite authors. However I feel this book fell short of her talent. I think that the story is very disjointed and not because it is told by several different characters and takes place in different timelines (then and now). In fact that is my favorite way of listening to a book (ever since Gone Girl changed the way a lot of books are written now) The story just did not flow and I find none of the characters are very likeable. I will not give up on Ms. Oliver, though I think I might wait to purchase her next book until I read what other reviewers are saying. #Disappointed #noflow #tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Only ok

I kept hoping for more... and hoping for more... and it never got there. Definite teen fiction. The narration was not good. Some of the characters were so overdone it was painful to listen to. One of those books I finished because I wanted it to prove me wrong. Sadly- no such luck.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Captivating

This book was fabulous and kept you on your toes . Very engaging and fascinating . Loved it

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Amazing

I loved this book so much. I love when a book has different narrators because it makes it easier to follow. The entire time i listened I kept wanting to know more. It’s a great mystery and the ending surprised me!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Hard to follow

It took a wild to get into, but all in all wasn’t bad. Hard to follow at times with the “then” and “now” back-and-forth, and the reading of the story that was in the book... I wasn’t sure who’s perspective I was listening to. It wasn’t the worst book I’ve ever read/listen to and it was not great either.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing!

i loved it ! it was full of suspense and sad but beautiful. i wasnt expecting the ending and loved how it would go from the past , to the book, and to thr present .

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Story didn’t draw me in

It was boring for me. The book finished after I drifted off to sleep, and I didn’t bother going back to finish. One of the characters has an awful British accent.