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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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    Betty 08-21-17
    Betty 08-21-17 Member Since 2013
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    Hated this. I listened to the entire story and still have NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS ABOUT!! I got little bits here and there that I liked and bam I was lost again not knowing what this was about or what it had to do with the part I was reading about. I was never able to connect the whole story together with all the parts. Won't listen to it again or recommend it to anyone else!!

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    Seth Chabot Lewiston, ME USA 07-26-17
    Seth Chabot Lewiston, ME USA 07-26-17 Member Since 2017

    Sethbacca

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    "If you liked the movie you'll love this"

    The book goes into much darker places as precious reviewers had alluded to. Adds a lot of depth to the story. Definitely worth a listen.

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    El Capitan 06-06-17
    El Capitan 06-06-17

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    "wonderful."

    scary, horrofingly amazing book. Oskar and Eli's story will delight you and terrify you in equal parts. a dash of Morrissey lyrics too, this book has it all.

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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.

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    Amanda 03-24-17
    Amanda 03-24-17
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    "A Little More Disturbing than the Films"
    What did you love best about Let Me In?

    The small scenes of humor thrown in from time to time. For example, the slapping of Lacke, the wrestling between Eli and Oskar, and Tommy's attitude and treatment towards Staffan. These scenes lessen the dark tone of the novel, even if it was only by a little bit.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Surprisingly,Tommy and Lacke. I really do not know why, however I believe it is because every time a scene involved one of them I always found myself laughing. Something about their characters and personalities just evoked laughter.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to really say which one was my favorite, however I will say the slapping of Lacke scene had me dying laughing for quite sometime. I even believe I rewind the audio to hear the scene two more times.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Definitely, laughter and also, from time to time, repulsed. I already explained the reason for why the novel was funny, however the repulsed sense comes from some of the other scenes within the book. Like when Hakan attacked Eli, Tommy, and another nameless boy, naked. He was such a dirty and lonely old man!


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

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    Chris Ford 01-26-17
    Chris Ford 01-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding"

    So relatable as to me it not a story of a vampire but one of kids that features a vampire when we first start feeling for the opposite sex. Those first kiss or kisses in the cool Autumn that you recall and dream of come that time of year, being alone with them as all else is out of consciousness truly and even memories in their presence are of them. When Love that first and only true first time inhabits you and all the things we thought were magic in the world hadn't all had the curtain pulled back. I could go on and on but please have no doubt this story is also tenacious and could have been any of us that were considered awkward... if only Eli could have been there.

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    Girlymctx 12-22-16
    Girlymctx 12-22-16

    I appreciate & relish a really great book! I do not, however, enjoy being indoctrinated into an authors personal beliefs or "feelings".

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    "I'd seen the movie first so I thought I had it dwn"
    What made the experience of listening to Let Me In the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the story greatly. It was very unique & it's back story was so strange & delightful at the same time. The gender issue changing in just 1 sentence was extreme & razor-sharp! I savored this book all the way to the end. I'd seen the movie first so I thought I had the skinny on the story, WRONG! This book proves that the movies always seem to leave out the "good stuff" in the background.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Let Me In?

    When the little girl realizes 'He' wants to approach the issue in another manner.


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

    No


    If you could rename Let Me In, what would you call it?

    Who are you?


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    Geoffrey Robinson Atlanta, GA 11-18-16
    Geoffrey Robinson Atlanta, GA 11-18-16 Member Since 2016

    Anime is always on my mind

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    "Let me in to a great horror story"

    I first heard of this story when I saw the Swedish movie version in Wal-Mart and loved it. When the American remake came out I bought that to. Now that an hearing the sort in its fullest an upset I didn't do it earlier

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    Michael W. Brewer Jr. 11-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Frightful Tale That'll Keep You on Edge"
    What made the experience of listening to Let Me In the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is the same guy who narrates "Peppa Pig," a kid show my child watches. It made the book that much more creepy!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fully developed characters were engaging! The wicked twists in the stories caught me off guard! And I found myself cheering for the vampire! The moral ambiguity made for a hell of a ride from beginning to end of this twisted story.


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

    He narrates "Peppa Pig," a show for children. I've heard his voice many times over the years in my house. My four year old listens to him through Peppa Pig all the time. That made this performance wickedly delightful.


    Who was the most memorable character of Let Me In and why?

    Oscar. Who doesn't love an underdog they can relate to?


    Any additional comments?

    It is a long book, but it keeps you hooked. The story draws you in to the lives of its inhabitants. Some you cheer on hoping to see them succeed. Other characters you love hating and can't wait to see them reap the suffering they've sewn.

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    Michael D Mercer 08-11-16

    I love listening to audio books during my commute, they make the drive much more bearable.

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    "Good overall story, but for the pedophilia aspects"

    Good overall story, but the pedophilia aspects make my stomach turn. I know that stuff happens, just hard to hear. As for the vampire aspects, I really liked it.

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