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An Unwanted Guest

Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lepena, read by Hillary Huber.

We can’t choose the strangers we meet.

As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell’s Inn, they’re all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance. 

Usually we can avoid the people who make us nervous, make us afraid.

With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in - or out. And then the first body is found...and the horrifying truth comes to light. There’s a killer among them - and nowhere to run. 

Until we find ourselves in a situation we can’t escape. Trapped.

©2018 Shari Lapena (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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  • S. Christie
  • 25-09-2018

Gripping tale

I enjoyed this book which was definitely written in the style of Agatha Christie. Whilst not a patch on Dame Agatha’s classics which, to me, will never be beaten, it was a good and gripping book. The setting was perfect and the story thrilling and difficult to put down. I did had to park believability to one side as the plot stretched reality quite thinly, but that aside I really enjoyed it. Narration was good bit not outstanding.

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  • Vicky Younger
  • 14-09-2018

Really great voice enjoyed the storyline.

Great voice interesting story line would highly recommend it. Woukd read another by author great

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  • Cara Moretta
  • 06-12-2018

Middling murder mystery.

Not nearly as good as the previous books of the author I have read or heard.
The tone of the narrator was very monotonous.

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  • Hannah
  • 03-05-2019

Generic Murder Mystery

Stunned that this has so many positive reviews - sounded like an interesting thriller and despite the generic premise assumed there would be something different about it.

Wow, was I wrong! Everything about it was unbelievably unimaginative - I kept waiting for something interesting to happen.

Didn't help either that it felt like it was being read by Siri.

Also, way too many characters, I had to keep trying to remember who they actually were.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-2019

I felt like I was actually there!

The build up of learning about the characters was deftly done. Chilling in parts. Didn't want it to end.

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  • Robert1981
  • 07-09-2018

Modern Day Agatha Christie

It was no 'And Then There Was One' but It did keep me guessing until the end. I did enjoy it.

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  • Brentwooder
  • 28-08-2018

The story has nothing new to offer! <br />

It is a very weak story. You can finf these characters in any other story. it feels like, the writer has written the whole thing in a week!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-2018

average <br />

It was okay. Not that interesting. Not a good ending, double suspense.
No more to say.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-2019

Good book awful narrator

I’d read the couple next door by Shari Lapena before reading this one, and whilst this one definitely wasn’t as good it’s still worth a read if you enjoy murder mystery style books.
However the narrator honestly sounded like Siri/Alexa, I was surprised at the end that it was a genuine human and not a robot. So if you can I would read the actual book not audible version

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  • Dee J
  • 31-05-2019

disappointing book.

I didn't like that everyone had to have a dark story behind them. I didn't like the reveal. I thought the second reveal was better and it made sense. yes the first reveal of the murderer made sense but it was just disappointing. i had to finish the book. oh well it was a story with a very big potential but it was ruined by nonsense that was not needed at all. I found myself in chapter 4 somehow and still wasn't gripped. I had taken a break from reading as I had just read 3 amazing books back to back and I didn't want to ruin the memory. and now the first book I read after a while turns out to be so disappointing. anyway I'm rumbling now. ugh