Your audiobook is waiting…

The Taking of Annie Thorne

Narrated by: Richard Armitage
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)
Regular price: $24.00
$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor, read by Richard Armitage. 

Then.... 

One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after 48 hours, she came back. Though she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her.

But something happened to my sister. I can't explain what. 

I just know that when she came back, she wasn't the same. 

She wasn't my Annie.

I didn't want to admit, even to myself, that sometimes I was scared to death of my own little sister.

Now....

The email arrived in my inbox nearly two months ago.

I almost deleted it straight away - but I clicked Open:

I know what happened to your sister. It's happening again....

©2018 C. J. Tudor (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    7
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    7
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Spooky!<br />

Beautifully narrated, Richard Armitage was the perfect choice for a sarcastic, disillusioned man with so many demons in his past.
The book had lots of twists and kept surprising me to the very end.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant Thriller

The Taking of Annie Thorne is a brilliant thriller. It's difficult to write a review without giving anything away. There are plenty of twists and turns, and a few red herrings, too! The last third, where the whole plot is resolved, is brilliant. The beginning is intriguing as the story unfolds. The writing is compelling. I couldn't stop reading once I started. I started it on Friday evening and finished it on Saturday after lunch. The main character is flawed, but likeable. It's chilling and sinister, with some creepy and scary scenes, which aren't too gory. Overall a very satisfying and engaging thriller. By the way, Richard Armitage read it brilliantly.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Simon
  • 02-24-19

A Tudor King / Queen?

This is a devilishly good thriller from CJ Tudor making it a more than worthy follow-up to The Chalk Man. It's finely balanced with lots of creepy undertones as her latest lead is pitted against dark forces. It's twisty, sinister and well-paced with gradual reveals and it is brilliantly read by Richard Armitage. It keeps a good pace as the story and characters develop and the plot, which has several twists that certainly blindsided me, keeps its poise and quality all the way up towards the end. Whether you think it manages it all the way to Audible hoping you enjoyed this program will depend on whether you are willing to give the author a bit of leeway with some of her resolutions.

The whole thing once again has echoes of some of the Stephen King classics with IT being the most obvious reference. Split timelines, spooky events of the past coming back to haunt the future and the careful nurturing of characters who aren't perfect or necessarily noble but who get tested to their limits. Of course, it doesn't have the sheer depth of those King classics but indeed it is a story that has its own merits and individuality making it a very satisfying listen.

20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tom
  • 02-24-19

The Best Thing on Audible

Simply the best book I have listened to yet. Get this and get this now.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-25-19

alright but not spectacular

It's not horrible but not outstanding in any way. Good enough that I wanted to finish it but the characters are a cliché making it hard to be invested or interested in them, no personalities with any realistic feel. The story is predictable in places. The mystery is the main focus which is fair enough but for that reason wouldn't recommend if you're looking for anything deep or thought provoking. It is alright for what it is. Richard Armitage does a great job narrating. All in all decent for a long drive, flight or the beach but not something I'll remember for a long time.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 02-22-19

Flawless

A great story brilliantly told. Richard Armitage is peerless and I will listen to this many times.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 02-25-19

Great read

My 1st audio book , its been on in bed at work in the car and our running with me , gripping read

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 03-21-19

Pet Semetary !!!

This is nearly identical to Stephen kings pet semetary couldn’t listen to it and sent it back as knew exactly where this was going it’s all been done before but better the first time !!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs D J Fraser
  • 03-18-19

Believe the first class rave reviews!

Prior to ordering a Headline caught my eye in the review section, "This is the best thing on Audible..." . I thought, ok, that is a statement you don't often read, it made me sit up and take notice. Having spent the last 24 hours binge listening to the wonderfully seductive Richard Armitage, I am in total agreement! It's just bloody brilliant. The comparisons with Stephen King are spot on, to draw too many will spoil the plot. But if you have a day to spare or a long car journey ahead, extend your mileage or downtime because you're in for a treat!!! C J Tudor, congratulations on an amazing accomplishment in a saturated genre. She is fearless in her pursuit of first class suspense, paired with a welcome dose of early 90's nostalgia, this is one you shouldn't pass on! I think we will see her work translated to the big screen before long! And Richard Armitage would be top pick for Joe Thorne too!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs Natalie Smith
  • 02-26-19

Loved it

This audiobook really pulled me in from the start.

I loved the main character, Joe. His character is very authentic and the narrator, Richard Armitage, brought him to life perfectly.

The story is great. It is original and unpredictable from start to finish.

I listen to audiobooks everyday while doing my jobs. But this audiobook stopped me from getting my jobs done. I would just stare into space while the story engulfed me. This happens often with this narrator. It always feels like he's in the room, reading the book to me.

This is the first book I've read from this author and I'll definitely be purchasing The Chalk Man next. I hope there are many more to come.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Laura day
  • 02-26-19

What a rollercoaster

The story had me hooked from the first line
Almost like a Stephen king Novel for the newbies of thrillers
But C J Tudor had it spot on
Couldn’t see the twists and turns till they were on you
And made even more So by Richard Armitage one of the best narrators

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jules
  • 03-23-19

I Really Enjoyed This One

The story is different and I thought Richard Armitage was the perfect narrator for the main character. There's a pretty good twist that I liked too. I enjoyed it and would definitely recommend this one.