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Hidden Bodies

Narrated by: Santino Fontana
Series: You, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (114 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the highly acclaimed You ["Hypnotic and scary." (Stephen King)] comes an equally terrifying and addictive new thriller.

Joe came to Los Angeles to start over, to forget about what happened in New York. But in a darkened room in Soho House, everything suddenly changed.

She is like no one he's ever met before. She doesn't know about his past and never can. The problem is, hidden bodies don't always stay that way.

©2016 Caroline Kepnes (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Darkly glittering...totally absorbing." (Erin Kelly)

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Kepnes should’ve stopped at just “You”

The narrator’s soothing voice and Kepnes writing style is all that kept me hooked until the end. But I struggled to keep listening. Was nothing like the first book. I wasn’t able to empathise with Joe like the last book and the characters of Love & Forty just seemed ridiculous. The ending ended up annoying me a bit too. It’s a shame but I felt the death scenes were less gripping and the sex scenes were like that from the mind of a teenage boy. Meh. Wouldn’t recommend.

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loved it

great story, characters, reading... I never expected to be a serial killer fan like I am for Joe. a perfect ending with a lot of thought poured into both books. 10/10 recommend

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Trash TV meets American Psycho

The start intrigued me, however towards midpoint I found it a chore and by the end I was completely bored and anxious to finish.

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hooked from minute 1

loved it. listed to it whilst i drove and on the train. the writer is amazing and the narration was mesmerising

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Ok

It was ok and the ending was not what I expected and a little disappointing really.

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A must listen

Just as good as You - definitely worth a listen. Highly recommend Hidden Bodies to anyone who liked You

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A great sequel

This follow up to 'You' is just as thrilling and enjoyable. You really root for Joe and get locked into his thoughts. Definitely worth the read.

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following on from the novel 'you' storyline is unique narrator is brilliant

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Awesome.

Insanely fun and actually better than 'You'. The narrator is perfectly Joe. Can't wait for the next book.

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Celeb Crazy

The first book in this series was so great so I thought I'd try the second. Eh. Not too impressed. It was a bit strange with all the celebrity name drops, so often. It seemed like every few sentences there was a 'dinner with Amy Adams', 'coke with James Franco', 'drinks with Seth Rogan', 'Meryl Streep gave me a hug'. It was odd. It was nice and twisty towards the end though. Did not like that Forty character. And the way that Joe had to keep so many secrets about everything he was doing and thinking, even when it seemed unnecessary and pointless was a bit annoying. Saying all that I would still read another Caroline Kepnes book. This one has to be a one off miss. I just know it.

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  • Emma
  • 14-07-2016

Excellent narration!

I read 'you' - and listened to 'hidden bodies' the narration in hidden bodies really brings joe to life- can't wait for the next instalment!

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  • naveed mir
  • 13-04-2018

Gripping till the end

Such a good book, absolutely gripping until the end. And the reading was really well done

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  • Ninecatz
  • 01-12-2016

Compelling

If you could sum up Hidden Bodies in three words, what would they be?

Dark, compelling, unputdownable!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hidden Bodies?

When Forty turns the tables on Joe - but there's really too many to mention. The dialogue is spot on and occasionally laugh out loud.

Have you listened to any of Santino Fontana’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Love his narration...he's an excellent 'Joe.'

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh in the same way the show 'Dexter' does.

Any additional comments?

Very well written books - but you must read 'You' first. I was actually rooting for Joe at the end of 'Hidden Bodies' and I hope there' s a sequel. The narration is excellent, I listened to both 'You' and 'Hidden Bodies' within a week! Only thing I'd warn about is both books have quite a few 'sex' scenes which some people may not like and a couple of uses of the 'C*** word.

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  • Coolie
  • 14-05-2019

It’s really not all that!!

I did not see the hype with this book, it was ok... just! It started off with opportunities in the storyline to thrive... however quite a few times I felt like asking for my credit back, but previous reviews had said to persevere. So I did! Even though it peaked in the middle, it was dire in the end. It was overwhelming, trivial and full of what felt like incomplete bits!
The ‘best parts’ award goes to the narrator!!

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  • sanaz
  • 11-03-2019

pathetic story line. cringey and expected.

boring, expected, unrealistic no real writing techniques used at all. guy reading was good and clear

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  • Trotpot
  • 11-02-2019

Jo is back and as deliciously evil as before

Having listened to You with a fascination that both horrified and entertained I wanted to find out what happens next

I was not disappointed- jo mind and viewpoint is as warped twisted and self obsessed as ever - and his new love Love seems to have similar dark twisted secrets

Was hooked again and drawn in - and left wondering - what happens next 😀

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  • juan
  • 10-01-2019

EXCELLENT INGENIOUS THRILLER - KILLER JOE IS FAB!

I simply adored this outstanding and unusual thriller which above all was so much pure FUN with such a naughty but irresistible antihero - who despite his despicable deeds, bad language and graphic adult thoughts still charms and wins the reader over until you are on the edge of your seat hoping that the law will not catch up with this lovable. clever, witty and mischievous, book loving bad boy.
I read the prequel to this thriller YOU ages ago but I am so taken with the narrator Santino Fontana as Joe Goldburg that I have now got the audio book and to be honest I was just so sorry to come to the end of this amazing, unique, hilarious, entertaining thriller that this is the only thing that is consoling me as as the though of life without a daily dose of Joe was a daunting prospect.
Joe is swears a lot more than I recall his doing in the first book and a lot of his internal dialogue is not for the easily shocked, but somehow, with the help of the brilliant narration and skilful tongue in cheek dialogue he gets away with it and amuses rather than offends.
I really cannot ever recall such an endearing murderer and I found myself at one stage saying "Go on, kill her!" at one stage as some of the characters who come into Joe's cross hairs are loathsome creatures and you can see his point that he would be doing the world a favour.
I loved the way this book took Joe to California and I really enjoyed the trip there like a holiday as it was so well described I felt I was there. Loved the way the different characters were narrated. Often men can make a real mess of reading female dialogue but this was a real treat. I have to say that I often dismiss what look like great books as I feel some of the US accents are too strident and while I love American TV and Films I tend to prefer UK or neutral accents but this was just so amazing and after having read the first book this second one really was brought to life by Santino Fontana who will forever be "Joe" for me.
I just loved his internal dialogue and hung on his every word, loved the story being taken onto film sets and into the sometimes seedy world of Hollywood and the entertainment business and also the walk on parts by real celebrities. So many twists and turns, such rich description and great writing which really brought the story to life as if I saw a film version.
They even visited one of my favourite places in Mexico and ate my favourite meal of fish tacos and margaritas all wrapped up in murder and mystery, intrigue, suspense - so witty, so enthralling, so laugh out loud funny - not a spare word in the whole book - just 100% solid gold.
A book which has you sympathising and rooting for the murderer really is like a breath of fresh air and there are surprises and unexpected plot twists and location changes which just keeps you riveted from page one - please please bring on book three - Caroline Kepnes in a GENIUS and whoever is responsible for casting Santino Fontana as the voice of Joe needs to take a bow too - great production values on the recording too 10 STARS!!!

Note to audible.uk - please could you make The Voices of Joe: Caroline Meets Santino ( Free interview between Caroline Kepnes and Santino Fontana, the author and narrator of You and Hidden Bodies) available on audible.com available to fans over here too please as sounds amazing. Thank you

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  • Amelialegbar ♥️
  • 21-03-2018

Loved this!

Excellent sequel to YOU

Good story and excellent narration and an author I will keep an eye out for in the future!

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  • Bert
  • 02-02-2018

unprepared

Unprepared for this book, not knowing what will happen it surprised me. It all started off good with the main character. Sort of a "Hey nice to meet you" which rapidly switches to "you silly goose" & "omg what!?". Then eventually you slip into a love hate relationship and although you sometimes hate him you don't want to put this book down.

It's a good story, love the performance and great suspense!

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  • Judi G
  • 07-01-2018

bravo

amazing story. How I came to root for Joe in the end is utterly surprising. the writing is excellent and the narrator is beyond brilliant.

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  • Roo :)
  • 04-01-2018

Not quite what I thought

Liked the narrator . Wasn't keen on the graphic sexual references. Shouldn't really be in the crime/thriller section

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