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Abandon Audiobook

Abandon: Revised Edition

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Publisher's Summary

On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins - and not a single bone was ever found.

One hundred sixteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them to the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened. Recently, a similar party had also attempted to explore the town and was never heard from again. Now the area is believed to be haunted. This crew is about to discover, 20 miles from civilization with a blizzard bearing down, that they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.

Revised edition: This edition of Abandon includes editorial revisions.

©2015 Blake Crouch (P)2016 Blake Crouch

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  • Leeann
    18/11/16
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    "Good but not what I expected."

    If this had been the first Crouch book I had read I think I would be singing praises. Do not get me wrong it has a great plot and interesting characters but I kept waiting for the supernatural or bizarre to happen. My bad. It is worth reading. Good mystery and a few plot twists.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    25/03/17
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    "Wild ride"
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    I really enjoy Blake Crouch's work and Luke Daniels is without question one of my favorite narrators, so it was a no brainer that I would pick this one up. While this isn't Blake's best work, it's still quite a fun tale. This is the story of the town of Abandon. Today it is a ghost town with a mysterious history. One night all the residents disappeared and no one knows what happened to them. Blake does a good job of weaving an intriguing tale, jumping back and forth between the past and the present, giving us glimpses at the tragic history of the town even as in the present chapters we go along a wild search for the truth and hidden treasure. It might not be Blake's best work, but it's a fun tale and Luke Daniels does his usual outstanding job and bringing the adventure to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tokyo Phil
    Tokyo
    14/11/16
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    "Meh"

    The best part of this story was the amazing, creative swearing attributed to the late 1800s. I wonder if the author created it or used references from period literature to make it authentic. Fun, in any case.

    This is a 9-hour morality play whose message is that "Greed corrupts." I felt like the story went on too long. The protagonists made too many unrealistic choices, and just when the story should've been winding down, yet another layer of evil was revealed. By the end I was exhausted.

    The performance, however, was excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    7/11/16
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    "Boring"

    This book was interesting enough that I made it all the way through, but frustrating, because I kept wishing it would end.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • TLRizen
    REDMOND, WA USA
    29/10/16
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    "Story very good but the language was horrid "

    If liked the story. The characters were well developed. The story line was very interesting. The constant foul language was not needed. It wish authors could write a book without Every sentence laden with horrid langauge. A few words would be good enough to show the three different characters.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Diane R
    17/08/17
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    "fast forward."

    Should have been two separate books. Every other chapter flips from past to present some less than four minutes,Boring. Luckily you can skip or fast forward. The individual stories are interesting but the author missed the mark in blending the two unlike other authors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    29/07/17
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    "Outstanding!!"

    There isn't any other author that I know in the past decade that can bring your mind into a situation and physically display a reader to become part of the plot. So lifelike and totally possible for the kind of world that we live in. Great job Blake. Best one of yours I have read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kirk
    20/03/17
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    "Anandon (wow)"

    love the back and forth between the past and the present licking everything together
    truly enjoyable looking forward to reading more by this author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ann B.
    17/02/17
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    "Brilliant Word Painting"

    Loved it. I will be looking for Blake Crouch's other books. Complete storyline, vivid scene descriptions, edge-of-your-seat suspense in the proper places.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    25/01/17
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    "Tedious and confusing but also fascinating."

    Struggled to finish and keep my mind engaged as to century . I am not sure what happened to preacher and Harriet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • I. Burke
    Sunderland UK
    14/11/16
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    "Turned me into the walking dead for three days. Had to listen to it."

    I don't know what I was expecting... Supernatural? Monsters? Not sure. What I got was two interwoven stories with well rounded characters and enough interest to fill three novels. No spoilers here , it's just exceptional. Atmospheric, immersive. Listen somewhere warm.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • John
    St Leonards on Sea, United Kingdom
    24/12/16
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    "very good, but not his best"

    After Dark Matter, and the Wayward Pines Trilogy Blake has set the bar very high indeed. in my view this is a great story, complex, twisting, and interlinking well. but... it's still not his best work. but it's still very welcome in my collection. thanks Blake

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A. P. Hughes
    Surrey
    8/04/17
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    "wicked deception in the wild west!"

    a story that at first throws a mystery upon the reader. With good characterisation and a twisting plot that switched cleanly between the 'before and after' scenes (something a great deal of authors make a mess of) I found this a great listen from one of my now favourite audible authors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Glenn Lloyd
    18/03/17
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    "Good but not great"

    Very enjoyable book that keeps the listener entertained but was lacking in surprises. Narration was well done with excellent characterisation. Blake crouch audios are always worth the effort and this is no exception.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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