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Alice Isn't Dead

A Novel
Lu par : Jasika Nicole
Durée : 8 h et 44 min
4,3 out of 5 stars (3 notations)

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From the New York Times best-selling coauthor of It Devours! and Welcome to Night Vale comes a fast-paced thriller about a truck driver searching across America for the wife she had long assumed to be dead, performed by the voice of the Alice Isn’t Dead podcast, Jasika Nicole, with an exclusive essay written and read by Joseph Fink.

"This isn’t a story. It's a road trip."

Keisha Taylor lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to get on with her life. But that was before Keisha started to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America. Alice isn't dead, and she is showing up at every major tragedy and accident in the country.

Following a line of clues, Keisha takes a job as a long-haul truck driver and begins searching for Alice. In pursuit of her missing wife, she will stumble on a forgotten American history of secret deals and buried crimes, an inhuman serial killer who has picked her as his next target, and an otherworldly conflict being waged in the quiet corners of our nation’s highway system - uncovering a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.

©2018 Joseph Fink (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Best book ever

I just loved it, Jasika Nicole's voice is just so amazing to listen to her performance was so great, the emotions, each character had a distinct voice and were easily recognizable. Having listened to the podcast I can also say that the book might be scarier also I loved the development of Keisha and Alice's relationship

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I love love LOVE alice isn't dead!!

If you love gothic and horror books then this is the story for you!! As usual Jasika Nicole is amazing as a narrator, and Joseph Fink's writing is just incredible. It just has this little something that makes it so différent than the other books

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  • Hayley Lambert
  • 02/11/2018

Great story, but conditionally recommended.

The book is a more condensed, streamlined version of the podcast's series-plot. Despite being "a different take" on said plot, and giving some very nice looks into characters other than the main character's heads, it still moves through the stations of the canon in the same way. That was a little disappointing as someone who's listened to the podcast. I was hoping for some new angle somewhere. However, if you've never experienced Alice Isn't Dead before, it's an excellent story and I would recommend giving the book version a read over the podcast if you want to get to the heart of it sooner. I also had a very slight issue with the performance, in that I thought it needed more pauses between sections. I had trouble sometimes getting that a change in scene had happened because there was no break between the two scenes. It was like the audio version of not putting line breaks between paragraphs.

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  • Christian Torres
  • 15/09/2019

Spectacular horror. Well done!

Let me start with this. The Podcast was better. The advantage this novel has is that the podcast should never have been told from the first person. Joseph Fink abandoned that idea late in the second season. And the third season kinda just forgot that it was being told from first person limited perspective. This novel rectifies that by just making it what it was supposed to be. 3rd person omniscient perspective. The novel declares itself a re-imagining of the podcast, but it isn't. Only season 2 of the 3 was 're-imagined' and even then only slightly. But the story is good. It has two major plot holes. Which, after listening to the podcast 6 times and listening to the novel two times, have become annoying to me. But I enjoy this book thoroughly and would recommend. But if I had to choose between the podcast and this novel, I'd do the podcast for sure. The Thistle Men meet the Uncanny Valley almost perfectly. Which is well done, but unfortunately predictable for people who are heavily invested into writing horror fiction. But for the litterally everyone else, it'll just be a great spook. Highly recommend this work. Recommend the podcast even more.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 31/10/2018

Loved this book!

I loved the podcast, and I love the book, in both similar and different ways. Alice Isn’t Dead is a truly unique and gripping story, with action and adventure, as well as romance and anxiety. Joseph Fink is an amazing writer, and I cannot wait to see what more he has in store for all of us. Jasika Nicole is also a terrific narrator. She did a great job on both the podcast and the book, and I continue to love her as Dana Cardinal in Welcome to Night Vale. I really hope to continue to hear her voice.

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  • Valeria V
  • 01/11/2018

A beautiful reimagining.

I loved every minute of the original podcast this book was born from, so when they announced the audio book, before it even ended, I preordered this book. Then I devoured it in three days. Visceral and deep. I loved Jasika's reading and the new vision for the story.

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  • Kyle N.
  • 26/11/2018

My New Favorite Book!

"The stories of old women are the quiet overlooked fabric of history" ... damn right, Jasika Nicole. I loved this book. I love everything Joseph Fink puts out there, but this one "speaks to me" as someone who suffers what the doc calls "Generalized Anxiety Disorder". It's so nice to read a story about someone who does brave things without being the dictionary definition of brave. Someone who doesn't stand before a massive army to belt out the Braveheart speech, but hops in a truck and drives across the country. Not because she wants to, but because she has to, and not doing it is cause for more anxiety than doing it. Because the right thing typically is the anxious thing. Jasika is the voice of Keesha in the podcast (which I am just starting part 2 on), and she is the awesome narrator for the audio book. She does such a good job telling the story and conveying the emotions of the story. I can't wait to experience her next project. If you like Welcome to Nightvale, even slightly, then you do yourself a disservice by not experiencing "Alice Isn't Dead", and if you're not a fan of Welcome to Nightvale, well then I can't help you.

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  • Diana Aleman
  • 09/11/2018

Amazing!

Big fan of the podcast and I the book was just as amazing or better..

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  • TheMovieHero
  • 29/10/2019

I'm so disappointed.

From reading the synopsis of this book, and reading the glowing reviews, I was so excited. It sounded like a creepy mystery, and one I could get lost in. I love monster stories, creepy "middle of no where" stories, trucker stories, and mysteries. This should have been a hodgepodge of perfection for me. I started it, and was not impressed after it set up the story. But I kept going. I really did. I finished the entire book, hoping for some revelation where it was all going to fall into place and be amazing it. It never was. The "Monsters" are revealed and explained what they are, but it's a very big cliché as to what they are, and unsatisfying as a result. Every statement or thought the main character says/has it supposed to be some deep philosophical or political, or societal reflection, and it comes off as pretentious. The few scenes that are actually trying to be horror are good, (Their are only two in the entire book, and they each last a few minutes, so if you're looking for scary, look elsewhere, as their is only about 10 minutes of "scary" in this entire book full of hours of story) with one character who's sort of the "big bad", but once again, once it's explained what they are, which I won't, it's nonsensical. The performance was good, however the story was a chore, and the first audible book of my dozens and dozens listened to where I actually struggled to finish it and dreaded to continue. I really did soldier through, as I kept wanting it to be good. It just never got there for me.

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  • Benji Helbein
  • 16/11/2018

Just as good, if not better than the podcast!

This story is both written and performed incredibly! The characters feel so grounded in reality while facing such a terrifying world! Thank you for this awesome experience!

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  • Display Name
  • 30/10/2018

Not dramatized.

I think the important thing to know about the audio book is that it isn’t the same sort of dramatic performance as the podcast. This isn’t the frantic first person narrative experience, it’s a narrated novel of that story. I’m really just writing this because it was a little weird hearing the same voice calmly narrate events that podcast described in a panic. The Nightvale books didn’t have this problem as much, but I think that might be because the Nightvale podcast tone was closer to “calm radio announcer”.

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  • Daegan Acevedo
  • 22/08/2020

So so so so so good!

Joseph’s writing is just amazing and Jasika’s performance is brilliant. I love the little differences between the podcast, it felt as new and exciting!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04/11/2018

still smiling

I loved the podcast (even though horror usually repels me) and this was just as good! different but equally thrilling. Jasika Nicole did a tremendous job and I love Joseph Fink's take on anxiety in particular and the human condition in general.