The Cypress House

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Michael Koryta

Narrated By: Robert Petkoff

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: January 2011

Duration: 11 hours 53 minutes


Arlen Wagner has an awful gift: he can see death in the eyes of men before it strikes. He's never wrong.

So when Arlen awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill believes him, and the two abandon the train, hoping to escape certain death. They continue south, but soon are stranded at The Cypress House--an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady--directly in the path of an approaching hurricane.

It doesn't take Arlen and Paul long to realize that the storm isn't the only approaching danger--a much deadlier force controls the county and everyone living in it. But Paul refuses to abandon Rebecca to face the threat alone, and Arlen's eerie gift warns him that they'll never leave. From its chilling beginning to terrifying end, The Cypress House is a story of relentless suspense from ""one of the best of the best"" (Michael Connelly).


  • John True

    Good book! I'm becoming quite the Michael Koryta fan. At first I didn't see how Arlen Wagner's "awful gift" was really going to play into this book. So much of the book (after our initial exposure to this gift) seemed focused on building up tension. At the end though, Koryta pulls all the threads back together and shows us just how awful Arlen's gift can really be. Robert Petkoff's narration was brilliant. If you like this book.. make sure you check out The Ridge and So Cold The River by Michael Koryta. Both books are great. Both books are also narrated by Robert Petkoff

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