• The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home

  • A Welcome to Night Vale Novel
  • By: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
  • Narrated by: Mara Wilson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home

By: Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor
Narrated by: Mara Wilson
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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling authors of Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours! and the creators of the number-one podcast comes a new novel set in the world of Night Vale and beyond.

In the town of Night Vale, there's a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone's home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from...until now.

Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of the Woman is revealed, as she guides, haunts and sabotages an unfortunate Night Vale resident named Craig. In the end, her dealings with Craig and her history in 19th century Europe will come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way.

Part The Haunting of Hill House, part The Count of Monte Cristo, and 100 percent about a faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home.

©2020 Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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  • Philippa
  • 09-03-22

Excellent

Absolutely loved this!
Beautifully written and excellently narrated.
Conjured up a wonderful mixture of emotions and I found the time split really interesting

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-22

wild ride

This was a wild and weird journey, but I was here for all of it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-01-22

brilliant

An utterly soul destroying read. I couldnt ask for more.

Beautifully performed and written.

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  • CJ F
  • 11-17-21

Loved every Second

This really is just the quintessential Night Vale and I highly recommend it to you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-21

I hoped for the best and it over delivered.

I've loved the faceless old woman for so long and her story was utterly captivating. It took me to places I never thought possible. Worth a listen regardless of if you're a Nightvale fan or not.

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  • Joseph
  • 10-14-21

probably my favorite listen this year!

Could have been a standalone title, a great historically framed story, with minimal nightvale knowledge required, although an understanding of the podcast provides glimpses of the original world, narration by Mara Wilson is superb! adding real weight to the emotions felt throughout the book.

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  • Mags
  • 08-29-21

Epic

The exact right amount of darkness. the performance alone, is worth the listen. there are lines in the book that stopped me dead on my tracks between being in shock or laughing. i hoped to get an epic story and I definitely got it.

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  • David Connor
  • 11-16-20

The Desert Bluffs of Nightvale Novels

It's a testament to the fantastical, Lovecraftian acid trip of a world that Nightvale has built, that a Pirate/Assassin revenge adventure romp just seems bland in comparison. Fermenting the origins of such a mysterious creature as the FOWWSLIYH in such mundane normality is like the end of a scooby doo episode, unmasking the character and revealing nothing more than bad people, doing bad things, with bad motivation.
Well read with some potentially creative characters ( Rebecca!) and the segments of pseudo second person perspective were interesting, but like labyrinthine ships on the Mediterranean, the great lines in this book are few and distant.

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  • Johanna
  • 08-31-20

Best Book so far

Really good weighting and surprise ending.
Gave me some really good cries and got really emotionally invested!
Would recommend strongly! The vice actress is amazing as always and convey emotions with really good intensity.

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  • Faerieryn
  • 06-21-20

This appeared in my library unbidden... loved it!

TFOWTLIYH must have downloaded this for me, and I'm thankful (Ya hear!). Once I'd gotten over the shock of finding bees in my bathroom taps, spun to see the message on the mirror, and retrieved my phone from the carcas of a racoon on the front door I gave it a listen and loved the development, twists, and non-answers about that good ol' town of Nightvale. Great if you already listen, great if you don't as a starting point.

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  • neko_cam
  • 04-30-21

As pure a tale of revenge as you’re likely to find

A substantial (and welcome) departure from the standard Night Vale formula which demonstrates the talents of the authors beyond the confines of their usual style of weird fiction.

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  • Carol
  • 02-19-21

Thoroughly creepy and entertaining

Mara's performance as the faceless old woman is devine. Listening to her voice this "autobioraphy" was a complete pleasure and makes the audio version of this book well worth worth listening to! She has such a beautiful smooth voice to listen to that you are lulled into a calm pool of relaxation before you realise the horror of the faceless old woman's story. I loved every moment of this deep dive into the background of one of my favourite characters from Welcome to Night Vale*.

Joseph and Jeffrey never disappoint, there is action, mystery, devastation, friendship, horror, deeply thought out meaningful prose and answers to who the faceless old woman is, and why she is secretly living in your home.

*you don't need to know anything about the Welcome to Night Vale podcast to enjoy this book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-13-21

The faceless old woman who secretly lives in your home.

I liked this audiobook. I listened to the podcast and it was great. One of my favourites.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-12-20

TLDR Pro Mara Wilson Neg Unfurfilling Storyline.

I've listened to Nightvale since finding the Pilot one day while scrolling Tumbler and have enjoyed almost everything produced by the team but this book, While performed fantastically its storyline never caught my attention in the way other stories in the Nightvale multiverse have.

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  • Peita Ball
  • 05-29-20

Wonderful

All three books in the series have been great. However this one, by far, blew me away! A combination of the bizaare Nighvale humour and cleverness and this meandering tale of betrayal and revenge spanning generatikns. Love love it and want more!

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  • Huw
  • 05-09-20

Faceless old woman who live in my heart

A culmination of perfect writing, casting and performance.
Both sprawling and personal, an exciting and suprisingly emotional journey through the life and continued life autobiographied by a woman with no face.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-06-20

haunting

Narrated by a brilliant voice actress, written by a dynamic duo of authors, this audio book is utterly gripping from start to finish and will stay with you long after you finish it

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  • Belbeeblebrox
  • 04-06-20

probably my favourite yet!

Mara Wilson is perfect as the faceless old woman the secretly lives in your house. And the story is gripping - piracy, revenge, oranges, and secret organisations.
I have enjoyed each night Vale novel, but I'd say this is my favourite. It has a different feel to it, while still very much feeling like a night Vale story.
Would definitely recommend.