I Remember You

A Ghost Story
Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
4 out of 5 stars (290 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In I Remember You, Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir will stun listeners once again with this out-of-this-world ghost story that will leave you shivering.  

In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a run-down house. But soon they realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide, the terrifying truth is uncovered.

©2012, 2012 Yrsa Sigurdardottir, English translation copyright Philip Roughton (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Lucy Paterson's smart pacing and subtle applications of intensity and tone guide listeners through Icelandic author Sigurdardottir's two seemingly unconnected plots and characters.... This intriguing mix of understated horror and mystery offers listeners a unique audio experience." (AudioFile Magazine)

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Absolutely terrifying web of misfortune

Through most of this story I was completely freaked out. This is my kind of horror. It isn't gory, it isn't sex ridden, it isn't just humans at their worst and it is blissfully not YA. It IS supernatural, roundabout detective, atmospheric, and scary. I loved the way it all weaved together. It is just awesome in every way, story and narration both great. Well worth 2 credits!!

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This is a great ghost story

This story is incredible! I loved the interweaving stories and mystery of how things tie. The tone set by the author gives you that good old ghost story feel. Great characters and scenery established from the beginning.

Completely cliche, but I’m saying it: I wanted to find out what happens, but did not want it to end.

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loved it!

A ghost story with a bonus mystery or is that the other way around. I'm off to watch the movie now.

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Classic Gothic Ghost Story

A couple and their dear friend set off for a desolate, abandoned village in Iceland, where they have invested in an old \ house. Their plan is to renovate the structure into a bed-and-breakfast for the warmer seasons' visitors. They soon discover, however, that the "bad reputation" the ferry captain spoke of about the house is all too true.

Meanwhile, in more populated Icelandic town, a psychiatrist sets out to investigate the suicide of a woman who bore strange scars on her back. He's also endlessly searching for his son, who disappeared without a trace several years past.

This story is slow to start and difficult to follow in the opening chapters, partially due to an American's unfamiliarity with the strange character and place names. Basically, two tales are told in parallel, gradually converging with horrifying clarity. Avoiding the gore often in modern horror, this author relies instead on the subtlety of Gothic horror, where what is not exactly seen but heard and vividly imagined is scariest of all. Any reader who enjoys a truly creepy ghost story, written with a definite flair for the literary, will definitely enjoy "I Remember You: A Ghost Story."

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Highly recommended!

Great narration. If you like supernatural tales and psychological crime stories you'll love this one.

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Great Suspense!

This book had a wonderful tightly wound plot.
The language was concise and evoked images of both terror and mystery that were believable and spine chilling. I have heard that one out of ten Icelanders is an author of some sort and I will be a very loyal reader of Sigurdardottir if this book is even remotely like the rest!

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Scared the bageezies outta me!!!

Great book and narrator was perfect!So spooky and great storyline! Definitely worth a credit!!

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Entertaining

Narrator was great. Story was good. Recommend listening to for a good scare. Liked it very much

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Good god...

I’m trying to like this book, but the main characters are insipid. I’m most of the way through, so I don’t know the outcome and thus spoiler alerts are unnecessary, but I’m not sure I can keep listening...out of irritation, not suspense. If ever a set of characters deserved to die it’s these morons. I mean, ok, they are out of their element, but who goes to an isolated island with no means of communication or electricity without at least a backup battery pack?!! And that is but one minor example. They are a trite amalgam of all cheesy horror movie characters. Someone, please, kill them off soon....

Maybe it’s just lost in translation, but I’m really not connecting with this one.

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Sooo Creeeepy!

Excellent bone-chilling story that was a perfect read for Halloween! Could have done without all the bickering between the three on the island, but by the end, I could see why they would be quarrelsome with each other. Nice twists and turns, and I loved how almost everyone and everything was connected in some way.
Lucy Paterson did an amazing job narrating.

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