The People in the Trees

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Hanya Yanagihara

Narrated By: Arthur Morey

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: August 2013

Duration: 16 hours 36 minutes


In 1950, a young doctor, Norton Perina, signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub 'The Dreamers,' who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating consequences.

Editor's Pick. "... impeccably read by Arthur Morey...Both readers masterfully draw listeners in to this vivid character study..." - SoundCommentary


People in the Trees

by Hanya Yanagihara

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People in the Trees, Hanya Yanagihara