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Let Me In Audiobook

Let Me In

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Publisher's Summary

Set in 1983, Let Me In is the horrific tale of Oskar and Eli. It begins with the grizzly discovery of the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last - revenge for all the bad things the bullies at school do to him, day after day.

While Oskar is fascinated by the murder, it is not the most important thing in his life. A new girl has moved in next door - a girl who has never seen a Rubik’s cube before, but who can solve it at once. They become friends. Then something more. But there is something wrong with her, something odd. And she only comes out at night....

©2004 John Ajvide Lindqvist (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Lindqvist develops the plot in rich detail. The characters, adult and child, are quite convincingly the sort that one would probably cross the street to avoid in any city." (Booklist)

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    DMHVetSurveyor Western Wisconsin 01-17-12
    DMHVetSurveyor Western Wisconsin 01-17-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Worth 2 Credits, but only costs 1"

    Much better than either the foriegn or English movie could ever be. The characters truly come to life. Awesome spin on the whole vampire thing. I've been a horror/suspense reader since the mid 70s and this one moves to the top of the list. Just can't describe too many of the great attributes of the book without being a spoiler for those who have yet to experience this great book. If you like this genre, JUST GET IT!!!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    brenty United States 11-19-14
    brenty United States 11-19-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Weak story, strong writing"

    The prose here is often breathtaking, but the plot is relatively dull and meandering. Totally worth reading for the quality of writing, but the story itself feels a bit empty -- developing characters that often seem to go nowhere.

    I'll give it a fourth star just for the inventive wordplay and solid narration, but the storytelling falls flat.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-05-16
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    "the movie was much better than the book."

    It was decent, but the pedo overtones were way more disturbing than the vampires. Also the author cut away from action moments. Reader is good. Movie is better than the book because it focussed on the good parts and trimmed the nonsense out

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David San Diego, CA, United States 07-31-14
    David San Diego, CA, United States 07-31-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Beautiful and Creepy"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Eli. Seldom have I met a character who was as ambiguous as Eli is. Eli is complex in unexpected ways and serves (at least for me) as the heart of the story as it is Eli that truly drives many elements and weaves them together.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene had to be where Eli was revealed as Vampire to Oscar.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer DENVER, COLORADO, United States 03-29-14
    Kindle Customer DENVER, COLORADO, United States 03-29-14 Member Since 2017

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    "Dark, twisted but ultimately a well written story."
    What made the experience of listening to Let Me In the most enjoyable?

    I really felt like Oskar and Eli were interesting and fascinating characters and both are well drawn.


    What other book might you compare Let Me In to and why?

    I can't think of any book like this one.


    What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

    He did a decent job. I can't remember anything specific but at the end of the day I stayed in the book and wasn't taken out of it by anything he did or did not do.


    If you could take any character from Let Me In out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    None of them. I'd be more likely to do therapy with them!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tim United States 07-11-12
    Tim United States 07-11-12 Member Since 2011

    I read nothing that is popular.

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    "Mature Writing vs. Puberty Materials"

    After watching the American version of the movie, I really wanted to read the book. It's been on the back burner for a while and I finally broke down and purchased the title. This is not my first introduction of this author. I have read, "Handling the Undead", which was good, but "Let Me In" is what I was waiting for to become a fan of his writing.

    Unlike the typical horror story, Lindqvist writes at if it's almost like a dark drama, love story, but without the tween saga. The thriller will gripe you in, where you can't stop turning the pages, or in my case, couldn't stop listening. I usually don't read the book after watching the movie, but in this case, I just knew that the book would be excellent.

    This is one of my favorite reads in a while simply because the author could had wrote this book to please teen pop culture, with yucky vampire love and your typical fairy tale, but he didn't. Lindqvist used his own twisted imagination, where the puppy love between the vampire girl and the boy, is not the center point of the plot, but it's a background drop of the story.

    After reading this book, one can understand mature writing versus adolescent puberty materials, from the same vampire genre.

    The cat scene is awesome. I just wished that it was written in the movie also.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C Wu Redondo Beach, CA, United States 06-29-11
    C Wu Redondo Beach, CA, United States 06-29-11

    homesauce

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    Overall engaging story and solid performance from Steven Pacey.

    It was not the best book I've heard or read but for what it was, it was very interesting and fun to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline Arlington, VA, United States 11-04-10
    Caroline Arlington, VA, United States 11-04-10 Member Since 2014
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    "so much better than the sweedish movie..."

    i don't agree that it wasn't fast paced enough... i enjoyed the additional character development... now i'm going to go watch the movie again... but after this, my mind is made up... gonna skip the US version of the movie...

    wish they hadn't used the "let me in" title over "let the right one in"...

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia United States 01-28-11
    Cynthia United States 01-28-11 Member Since 2010

    Cindy

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    "Very Creepy and atmospheric...."

    It took me a while to get through this book, but after the half-way mark, I was hooked. It was very scary and I loved this take on the vampire lore. I literally ran to my house and fumbled with the lock after listening to a particularly scary part on my drive home late one night. I will definitely recommend it to friends, and now I can't wait to see both movies. I have heard that the Swedish film is the best. And I do believe that the Swedish backdrop is a very important character in the novel, so I'll be interested to see the American take.

    My only issue is with the disturbing descriptions regarding child prostitution at the beginning of the novel. I think that could have been left out and the story would have been fine. And for those who haven't read it - it's more disturbing that "graphic"...which any conversation about child prostitution and pedophiles should be considered disturbing because it is wrong. Don't let this deter you from reading this otherwise excellent novel.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    S G 05-16-17
    S G 05-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Intriguing"

    This is a unique and very interesting book, it was funny and gross and suspenseful and sweet all at once! I am glad I got to listen to this book because there is so much more to learn about this story than what was showed in the movies. I only wish there was a sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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