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The Night Strangers: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Chris Bohjalian

Narrated By: Alison Fraser, Mark Bramhall

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2011

Duration: 14 hours 0 minutes


From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story.
In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. 
The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, has to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure. Unlike the Miracle on the Hudson, however, most of the passengers aboard Flight 1611 die on impact or drown. The body count? Thirty-nine – a coincidence not lost on Chip when he discovers the number of bolts in that basement door. Meanwhile, Emily finds herself wondering about the women in this sparsely populated White Mountain village – self-proclaimed herbalists – and their interest in her fifth-grade daughters. Are the women mad? Or is it her husband, in the wake of the tragedy, whose grip on sanity has become desperately tenuous?   

The result is a poignant and powerful ghost story with all the hallmarks readers have come to expect from bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian: a palpable sense of place, an unerring sense of the demons that drive us, and characters we care about deeply.

The difference this time? Some of those characters are dead.


  • Vicky W

    Mostly enjoyed the book. Rated it 3 stars for a terribly disappointing ending???? Also why the woman To woman kiss?

  • craig s

    This was a very good book, I really enjoyed listening to it especially towards the end kept me in suspense. The narrators were very good.

  • Jill

    Boring boring boring.... after forcing myself to listen to 5 of the 11 discs I had to turn it off. It never hooked me. I really got tired of reliving the plane crash.... I got that he was suffering from PTSD but where did the ghost story begin??? Don't waste your time. Not even if you were stuck in traffic...

Night Strangers: A Novel

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