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Abandon Audiobook

Abandon: Revised Edition

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Publisher's Summary

On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins - and not a single bone was ever found.

One hundred sixteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them to the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened. Recently, a similar party had also attempted to explore the town and was never heard from again. Now the area is believed to be haunted. This crew is about to discover, 20 miles from civilization with a blizzard bearing down, that they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.

Revised edition: This edition of Abandon includes editorial revisions.

©2015 Blake Crouch (P)2016 Blake Crouch

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    Tokyo Phil Tokyo 11-14-16
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    "Meh"

    The best part of this story was the amazing, creative swearing attributed to the late 1800s. I wonder if the author created it or used references from period literature to make it authentic. Fun, in any case.

    This is a 9-hour morality play whose message is that "Greed corrupts." I felt like the story went on too long. The protagonists made too many unrealistic choices, and just when the story should've been winding down, yet another layer of evil was revealed. By the end I was exhausted.

    The performance, however, was excellent.

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    Leeann 11-18-16
    Leeann 11-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but not what I expected."

    If this had been the first Crouch book I had read I think I would be singing praises. Do not get me wrong it has a great plot and interesting characters but I kept waiting for the supernatural or bizarre to happen. My bad. It is worth reading. Good mystery and a few plot twists.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diane R 08-17-17
    Diane R 08-17-17 Member Since 2012
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    "fast forward."

    Should have been two separate books. Every other chapter flips from past to present some less than four minutes,Boring. Luckily you can skip or fast forward. The individual stories are interesting but the author missed the mark in blending the two unlike other authors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-25-17
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    "Wild ride"
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    I really enjoy Blake Crouch's work and Luke Daniels is without question one of my favorite narrators, so it was a no brainer that I would pick this one up. While this isn't Blake's best work, it's still quite a fun tale. This is the story of the town of Abandon. Today it is a ghost town with a mysterious history. One night all the residents disappeared and no one knows what happened to them. Blake does a good job of weaving an intriguing tale, jumping back and forth between the past and the present, giving us glimpses at the tragic history of the town even as in the present chapters we go along a wild search for the truth and hidden treasure. It might not be Blake's best work, but it's a fun tale and Luke Daniels does his usual outstanding job and bringing the adventure to life.

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    Jessica 11-07-16
    Jessica 11-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring"

    This book was interesting enough that I made it all the way through, but frustrating, because I kept wishing it would end.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    TLRizen REDMOND, WA USA 10-29-16
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    "Story very good but the language was horrid "

    If liked the story. The characters were well developed. The story line was very interesting. The constant foul language was not needed. It wish authors could write a book without Every sentence laden with horrid langauge. A few words would be good enough to show the three different characters.

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    Jeff 10-15-17
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    "voice acting was okay, story was lackluster, avoid"

    female character voice acting was excruciating. The story promise to get better but was a huge letdown even Midway, the end was worse than I expected.

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    tukule22 10-12-17
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    "could have stayed 8n abandon"

    great book releases the spirits of the ghost town, then and now. the good the bad and the ugly kicking and screaming

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    Rebekah 09-23-17
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    "would have enjoyed the story better reading"

    good story but I would have enjoyed it more reading it myself rather than the stilted reading I endured.

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    Amazon Customer 09-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    If your ready for a book that doesn't follow the predictable formula of other novelist get this book and buckle your seat belt. The characters are flawed and real. There is no soft edged filters to endear the charicters to you , you understand their motivations and the novelist leaves it up to you to determine if you feel empathy for them or not, this way each reader takes a different take on each charictor and this makes for true conversation and talking points if you are a part of a book club.

    Kudos to the author for this breath of fresh air. I will purchase another of his works.

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    "Turned me into the walking dead for three days. Had to listen to it."

    I don't know what I was expecting... Supernatural? Monsters? Not sure. What I got was two interwoven stories with well rounded characters and enough interest to fill three novels. No spoilers here , it's just exceptional. Atmospheric, immersive. Listen somewhere warm.

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  • John
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    "very good, but not his best"

    After Dark Matter, and the Wayward Pines Trilogy Blake has set the bar very high indeed. in my view this is a great story, complex, twisting, and interlinking well. but... it's still not his best work. but it's still very welcome in my collection. thanks Blake

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    "wicked deception in the wild west!"

    a story that at first throws a mystery upon the reader. With good characterisation and a twisting plot that switched cleanly between the 'before and after' scenes (something a great deal of authors make a mess of) I found this a great listen from one of my now favourite audible authors.

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    "Good but not great"

    Very enjoyable book that keeps the listener entertained but was lacking in surprises. Narration was well done with excellent characterisation. Blake crouch audios are always worth the effort and this is no exception.

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