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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 (134 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Can't wait for the next series of You? Then don't miss this, the sequel, now a major Netflix series. 

You was a word of mouth best-seller around the world -- and now Joe Goldberg is back!

Joe Goldberg 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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Twisted

Loved every word, inmersed in the life and doings of a psychopath, thrilling to the end.

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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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The Perfect Sequel

Again - like 'You' this is am amazing continuation of this story - same amazing narrator and the story line was even more intense - cannot wait for book 3 !!

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nowhere near as good

only good thing about this was the narrator. crap story. boring. joe not likeable anymore

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Female characters read with barbie dolls voices?!

I can’t stand listening to male narrators reading female characters in typical dumb, sexy-Barbie doll voices. It grates on my nerves and totally affects my ability to relate to the characters. Seriously, in this day and age, how does does this sort of performance get through? I know the story is told from a rather misogynistic narrator but without the balance of actually being able to see the women as people, the whole story falls flat. We deserve better than this, Audible.

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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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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-2020

Amazing Narrator

I felt like I was in the narrator's head the entire book. The story had a bit of a lull in the middle. But that's probably on purpose for the big finish. Definitely recommend. But you would have had to have read the first book to understand everything.

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  • Jane M
  • 28-12-2019

Better than the TV series

Very dark. Much better than the TV version. The reader captures Joe so well. I can highly recommend.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-01-2019

Santino Fontana captures the feeling of this story perfectly!

A good follow on to the original You, Joe suddenly packs up and moves out of NY and has to cover his trail along the way....great sequel, showcasing the growing paranoia, delusion and narcissism of Joe Goldberg...just like ‘You’, you will find yourself constantly going between hating him then rooting for him, and once again left wanting to know what happens next in the life of Joe Goldberg.
I originally read You, then decided to try the audiobook and it was brilliant so decided to listen to Hidden Bodies instead of reading it. I honestly think that the quality of the narration is what made me enjoy both these books so much, he portrays the story so well.

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  • Zara
  • 03-01-2019

Great story, narration and excellent characters.

This was different to the first book in the series ‘You’, but still just as good, gripping and excellently written. The characters were so realistic and the narrator did a great job. Really enjoyable listen! Will miss it.

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  • marc
  • 19-07-2018

Far better than expected

After listening to You and finding it excellent I couldn’t wait to listen to this. The character of Joe is brilliant and that is why this is so good. If you liked the first book you must listen to this.

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  • Vampvision
  • 29-06-2018

An absolute treat.

More please! Please!! Superb book, narrated to perfection. Absolutely loved it. The feeling I got when I finished this was akin to the feeling I got when I finished Breaking Bad. Life will be incomplete with Joe. Loved it as much as the first book. Both highly recommended.

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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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  • Awesumson
  • 12-01-2020

Very different from the show, still good

After finishing season 2 of You on Netflix I was interested in seeing how the books differ from the show. I’ll keep this as spoiler free as I can.
You, the book, was nearly identical to season 1, a few minor changes, and one pretty major change that would have prevented a key plot point in season 2 of the show.
This book was completely different, the only similarities being the character names and SOME plot points.
I enjoyed both the plot lines from the show and the book, but I feel like Joe is more cruel in the books than on the show. Some of his motives for killing certain characters are a bit unjustifiable, and I’m glad the show runners tried to make him a bit more realistic.
Overall I enjoyed the twists and turns, and I had no idea what to expect next due to it being completely different to the plot I already knew about. The narrator was fantastic. I can’t wait for book 3!

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