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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

  • De : Iain Reid
  • Lu par : Candace Thaxton
  • Durée : 5 h et 22 min
  • 4,1 out of 5 stars (17 notations)

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    Description

    In this deeply scary and intensely unnerving debut novel, Jake and a woman known only as "The Girlfriend" are on a drive to visit his parents at their secluded farm. But when Jake leaves "The Girlfriend" stranded at an abandoned high school, what follows is a twisted unraveling of the darkest unease, an exploration into psychological frailty, and an ending as suspenseful as The Usual Suspects and as haunting as Misery.

    Deeply scary and intensely unnerving, Iain Reid's debut novel is a tightening spiral of a story about a woman's uncertainty of her relationship with her boyfriend, Jake. After an uncomfortable and confusing trip to meet Jake's parents at their isolated farmhouse, reality unravels, and events spin out of control when Jake and "The Girlfriend" make an unscheduled stop at an abandoned high school.

    Part murder mystery, part psychological thriller, I'm Thinking of Ending Things is about doubt, psychological fragility, and the lengths we'll go to avoid the truth. As twisted as Shutter Island, as suspenseful as Under the Skin, and as atmospheric as The Sisters Brothers, Reid's breakout literary thriller is sure to keep listeners guessing until the last minute.

    ©2016 Iain Reid (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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    • Elizabeth
    • 15/06/2016

    What a ride! This is a must read!

    You will read the summary and think you have an idea what this book will be like. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO GET INTO! This book will stay in your head long after you put it down. It's not for everyone, I'm sure. It's creepy, bizarre, philosophical and really makes you use your brain! It's unsettling but in a good way in my opinion. Again, not for everyone but if you like something creepy and bizarre this is for you!

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 25/06/2016

    Skip it

    Narration was quirky with odd inflection. (Why does everyone try to read like Ira Glass?). Even if it worked for the story (which it doesn't), it was frustrating to listen to after awhile. Story had interesting ideas, but never really went anywhere. Not really as shocking or surprising as other reviews let on. But thought it was well written.

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    • S. S. Reiter
    • 29/06/2016

    Strange book with an odd time-line.

    I felt like I was missing something throughout the entire book. it definitely had a twist but was confusing and I'm still not sure of what was actually going on. I think it doesn't lend itself well to the audio format.

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    • Jim N
    • 22/05/2018

    Skip the description and just dive in!

    The less said about the plot of this excellent debut novel, the better. I suggest you don't even read the description beyond "In this deeply suspenseful and irresistibly unnerving debut novel, a man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm." It contains a spoiler you're better off not knowing. Just listen to the book and listen carefully. It's written in a conversational, first person style that moves so casually it would be easy to overlook just how carefully crafted it is, to miss subtle moments that have significance.

    It's an unnerving and compelling novel. I highly recommend it!

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    • Julie
    • 17/06/2016

    Couldnt stop listening!

    Any additional comments?

    This is one of those stories that I love getting from Audible, one I just cant stop listening to. The ending is not clear cut, it is very elusive. I believe the author wanted you to put some thought into why and what, and so there are answers, but not the epiloge that is usually tied with a bow. Not sure I am a fan of that, but it does keep you thinking long after the story is done.

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    • Nicole B.
    • 06/12/2017

    An ending I never saw coming

    This audiobook was 10 different layers of conflicting emotions. Twists and turns and a last chapter I never saw coming. The banter between the two main characters was intelligent and witty. The backstory was told beautifully. As it went along I definitely got engrossed in the storyline but I would never have guessed how it ended. The narrator did a great job and the story was told well with great inflection and emotions that were believable. If you’re looking for something different, a challenge to see if you can figure it out, this audio is for you.

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    • Sony
    • 28/06/2016

    A beautiful let down.

    There was such potential in the storyline. But it took a long time to get used to the performers chirpy voice so that it wasn't so distracting. I think a lot of wonderful questions and concepts are raised in the introspective reflections of the narrator but there is a lot of tremendous buildup for a not so fulfilling ending.

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    • fatkid1979
    • 28/06/2016

    I wish I knew...

    loved it from the beginning and literally couldn't put it down but alas a horrible ending. I do not recommend wasted time.

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    • Judy
    • 26/06/2016

    Still Thinking

    This book promises much and delivers little. Parts, such as the interminable, pointless conversations between Jake and his protagonist girlfriend, try the soul of willing listeners/readers.
    The suspenseful moments outside and inside the high school are frightening and seem to be leading us to the core of the mystery, until they don't.
    Audible/Amazon goes way too far in comparing this weak first novel to stars such as MISERY or THE USUAL SUSPECTS.

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    • jill
    • 26/06/2016

    Psychological mystery

    Very unique. You know early on that something is not right in the relationship and you can probably guess to some extinct the problem but the writing is so creative that you still enjoy the journey to the end. Highly recommend.

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    • Sakis
    • 06/09/2022

    Captivating is an understatement

    I absolutely loved this book. It might also be one of the few books I prefer as an audiobook. The performance of the reader was superb and the story was so good I could not get enough.

    Please do yourselves a favour and give it a go!

    The plot is chilling and the foreshadowing is done amazingly. It never drags and it does not disappoint. Might be my favourite book I read this year!

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 13/07/2022

    Fesselndes Buch

    Habe das Buch bereits oft gelesen, aber es Mal zu hören war eine neue Erfahrung. Es ist wundervoll gelesen. Es gibt einem dieses unbehagliche Gefühl welches mich nur zu sehr fasziniert.

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    • Anjuli
    • 19/06/2021

    Truly enjoyed it, until ….

    This is a different type of book. It's well-written and VERY scary. Some reviewers on GoodReads didn't like it until they got to the end. The opposite is true for me. I enjoyed it *up until* the last chapter. I thought the ending was a cop-out (no spoilers from me!). Listen to it, and see for yourself. The narrator is very good.

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    • Vince
    • 15/03/2021

    Sadly as underwhelming as the movie

    After all the hype surrounding the movie, we watched it a couple of months ago and were incredibly disappointed – it clearly considered itself to be quite deep and clever, while not really diving below the surface of any subject and instead resorting to name-dropping of other, better writers and thinkers. Digging around online, I saw that many who loved the book felt similarly let down by the movie, so I gave it a try myself. However, I don’t feel that the original boasts any layer of depth beyond what we’ve seen on screen. Many of the narrator’s supposedly deep or eye-opening thoughts and ideas revolve around subjects and reach conclusions that any introspective person is likely to have reached on their own at some point in their life. And perhaps that’s one reason for this story’s popularity – it pleasantly tickles the ego to find one’s own, often mundane ideas presented as deeply philosophical and deserving of artistic representation. A story that can offer neither an engaging plot nor any new concepts or ideas feels like a waste of my time.

    As an aside, I am heartily sick of horror/thriller stories whose frightening element can be summed up as “mental illness”.

    What I will give this is that I enjoyed Candace Thaxton’s performance.

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    • Katharina Sohm
    • 05/02/2021

    Great story

    After I watched the movie I had to check out the source. The book added a lot to the over all experience.

    The story really sticks with you I'm still thinking about its true meaning. There is a lot of subtext to discover.

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    • Anonymer Hörer
    • 16/09/2020

    the best things in life are what you go after

    This story is an examination of relationships and reality itself. one choice could change lives