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Hidden Bodies Audiobook

Hidden Bodies

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In the compulsively listenable follow-up to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You, Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls "the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman".

Hidden Bodies marks the return of a voice that Stephen King described as original and hypnotic, and through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit.

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past 10 years, this 30-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he's heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.

In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can't stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don't always stay that way. They reemerge like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: true love. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he's more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn't want to hurt his new girlfriend - he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he's done, he may not have a choice....

©2015 Alloy Entertainment, LLC (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 02-25-16
    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 02-25-16 Member Since 2014

    I listen to something educational on my way to work to wake myself up, and listen to a page-turner on my way home to stay alert on the road!

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    "Approach With Caution, All Ye Who Enter Here"

    At the start of this book, I had a lot of second thoughts, along the lines of "Why did I DO it? Why did I buy this sequel to a book that needed no sequel, and never should have HAD a sequel?" But only one hour in, just as in "You," I was completely hooked. Yes, it's sick, twisted, sexually explicit and violent, but that's because the reader is inside the head of a crazily smart, wickedly self-rationalizing serial killer. How could it be anything else? Let's just say that if you loved "You," you'll love (or at least become temporarily infatuated with) this book, but if you DISLIKED "You," you're making a HUGE MISTAKE. Turn back now, before it's too late. This book is everything "You" is, only MORE so. More of EVERYTHING. Along with even more laugh out loud moments and more wicked surprises.

    Once again, many thanks to Audible and to Santino Fontana for the out-of-this-world, note-perfect narration. How does he DO it? He must absolutely spend WEEKS rehearsing to become this character. Highly recommended--but for mature, unshockable audiences only.

    89 of 98 people found this review helpful
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    Hihosilver Texas 02-28-16
    Hihosilver Texas 02-28-16 Member Since 2014

    shoe lover

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    "I want Caroline Kepnes for my new best friend!"

    Okay, I'm really beginning to worry about myself. I WANT a serial killer to evade the justice system. Joe's character works because he has many of the same thoughts about everyday life situations that we all do. The irritations of the idiots you meet everyday, but his thoughts are hilarious. Joe only works with the performance of Santino Fontana. His performance is perfection! If you can stand four letter words (an abundance of them, c-word included), and what to get into the charming mind of a serial killer, this is your book. Be sure to buy the 1st book before this one. It will set the stage.
    To my new BFF-Tell me more about Joe's childhood.

    33 of 41 people found this review helpful
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    Tina 02-28-16
    Tina 02-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "WOW!!!!!!"

    This book was even better than the first book, You. The author makes the reader actually root for a psychopath. As for the other negative comments about bad language and garbage..... This book is about a serial killer, right? You know that going in. Joe is your average likable guy, who just happens to be a killer. Santino Fontana is perfection as a narrator. His voice flows like satin. Bravo! Can't wait to follow Joe's next adventure!

    16 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-06-16

    An artist with a fondness for cats, tea, and a good listen.

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    "Like The Little Mermaid 2,this is a sequel alright"
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    'You' was enthralling. 'You' was suspenseful, 'You' was a guilty pleasure. Hidden Bodies -- not so much. I wanted so, so badly to love it, just as I loved its predessecor. Hidden Bodies is not terrible (unless you're offended easily, and if so, steer clear!!!). It is not terrible, but it is all over the place--literally--and should probably have been half its length.<br/><br/>Thank goodness for Fontana!!! He saves the day on this one, and kept me interested enough to keep listening. I think this book would have been unbearable to read on paper with SO. MUCH. RAMBLING. There are so many comments meant to sound satarical, but really just sound like a girl whining about other girls. Like I said, Fontana really saved so many passages with his tone and sarcasm. The character of Joe begins to feel more and more like a judgy girl throughout this book, and no longer the interesting and intelligent killer we weirdly love. Speaking of love, can I say how much I hate that there is a character named Love?<br/><br/>All in all, if you loved You, give Hidden Bodies a chance. It's NOT terrible. If you didn't really care for You, definitely don't bother with this one.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    CR 02-24-16
    CR 02-24-16
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    "Hidden Bodies"

    It felt like I waited forever for this book to be released. I absolutely loved "You", and Hidden Bodies didn't disappoint. Definitely worth a credit.

    25 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    SLS69 03-12-16
    SLS69 03-12-16
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    "Just as good as her first book You"

    Way to go Caroline, You did it again. This book was just as good as her first book YOU, hard to put down, always wondering whats next. Waiting for a Third in this series

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Trista Houston, TX, United States 02-26-16
    Trista Houston, TX, United States 02-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "please please write a third!"
    Where does Hidden Bodies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's an excellent book -- I hope a series, is that kinda messed up?


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well, the narrator has a voice like butter. He kinda makes you root for Joe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No particular scene is a favorite.


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

    There were several moments I laughed out loud.


    17 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Dee LA 03-02-16
    Dee LA 03-02-16

    I download over 100 books a year. I don't even know how to go about my day without listening to a title. It's my happy place!

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    "Too much anticipation"
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    I pre-ordered Hidden Bodies because I could not wait to get back inside Joe Goldberg's head. I even counted down the days and woke up early to check my library for the download. I was giddy on the excitement. I think I flew too close to the sun.<br/><br/>This Joe is not my Joe. This Joe sounds like my Joe (Santino Fontana is incredible!) but the Joe in "Hidden Bodies" is mean and shallow. The Joe in "You" was misunderstood and insightful.<br/><br/>I know I'll be in the minority with this review but Caroline Kepnes made us empathize and root for a serial killer in "You." In "Hidden Bodies", you just want to cringe and report him to the nearest authority.

    13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Telsa 02-27-16
    Telsa 02-27-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Absolutely the best narration EVER combined with an incredible book!"

    I agree with a previous reviewer who claimed that "they could listen to Santino read a phone book".. It is true. I could listen to him saying ANYTHING - he is that good.

    On top of an amazing incredible disturbing (in all the right ways) book, it is just the best combination ever.

    I had the release date of the book in my Outlook calendar marked and was dying to hear it. It did not disappoint! One of my favorite books ever and I have well over 1000 audible books and many more in Kindle and hardback format.

    Do NOT pass this up. But please read YOU first. WOW.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Skot 02-24-16
    Skot 02-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome."

    I love you, Ms. Kepnes. Non stop internal and external action. Never had so much fun rooting for the bad guy.

    18 of 28 people found this review helpful

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