Above

Written by:
Isla Morley
Narrated by:
Madeleine Maby

Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
2
Narrator
2
Release Date
March 2014
Duration
13 hours 54 minutes
Summary
“Reeled out with the chilling calmness of a Hitchcock film, Above haunts as it illuminates. Deftly told, this tale of human resilience in the face of madness is a horror classic for our times” (Lynn Cullen, bestselling author of Mrs. Poe).

Blythe Hallowell is sixteen when she is abducted by a survivalist and locked away in an abandoned missile silo in Eudora, Kansas. At first, she focuses frantically on finding a way out, until the harrowing truth of her new existence settles in—the crushing loneliness, the terrifying madness of a captor who believes he is saving her from the end of the world, and the persistent temptation to give up. But nothing prepares Blythe for the burden of raising a child in confinement. Determined to give the boy everything she has lost, she pushes aside the truth about a world he may never see for a myth that just might give meaning to their lives below ground. Years later, their lives are ambushed by an event at once promising and devastating. As Blythe’s dream of going home hangs in the balance, she faces the ultimate choice—between survival and freedom.

Above is a riveting tale of resilience in which “stunning” (Daily Beast) new literary voice Isla Morley compels us to imagine what we would do if everything we had ever known was taken away. Like the bestselling authors of Room and The Lovely Bones before her, Morley explores the unthinkable with haunting detail and tenderly depicts our boundless capacity for hope.
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Karlie Parker

I read this book in jail, and normally I could get thru a book in a day or 2, but for some reason this book took me weeks because although it was such a good, easy, page-turner read, it was almost too good, that it stressed me out. I was always like "Noooooo!", and t would take me a few days to have the nerve to pick it up again. And I've got nerve. I mean, c'mon...I was in jail. It just struck me. I thought it was great.

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Sherri Barclift

Loved this book, it surprised me and I love that! I would highly recommend it. The narrator was very good also.

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