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The Chalk Man

De : C J Tudor
Durée : 8 h et 39 min
4 out of 5 stars (5 notations)

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Description

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor, read by Andrew Scott and Asa Butterfield.

None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning.

Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own?

Was it the terrible accident?

Or when they found the first body?

©2017 C. J. Tudor (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

Critiques

"[I] haven't had a sleepless night due to a book for a long time. The Chalk Man changed that. Many congrats C. J. Tudor." (Fiona Barton, best-selling author of The Widow)
"It's been a while since I've read such an impressive debut." (James Oswald, author of the Inspector McLean series)
"Tense, skillful storytelling." (Ali Land, best-selling author of Good Me Bad Me)

"If you like my stuff, you'll like this." (Stephen King)

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Notations

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Interprétation

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Histoire

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Prepare to be surprised

With a story that jumps between the past and the present, believable characters. This book makes you care about the people and their (extra)ordinary lives.
A book about friendships, family, prejudices and being at receiving end of society’s judgement.

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  • Tom
  • 07/03/2018

Great story. 1/2 the narration god awful.

The story is great let’s get that out of the way. The one narrator who does the chapters from flashbacks is great. The man whoever that does the 2016 chapters. Is beyond horrible. I noticed that on some of the reviews before buying people saying the same thing. I’ve never seen such a harsh review be so correct. He is so bad, honestly doesn’t seem like he’s even trying. He mumbles so some words aren’t even understandable. He also whispers for intense moments trying to make it sound creepy but it doesn’t work. They should have just had the one guy do both parts. Duo narrations always are weird but this was bad. I would have just rather bought the book.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • OA
  • 12/03/2018

Ok, but flawed narration

I really don't understand why the producers of this book decided to use an Irish narrator for the 2016 parts. It suggests that Eddie grew up to become Irish, which doesn't make much sense, since he stayed in the same town until the age of 42.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09/01/2019

The narration was awful.

The guy with the Irish accent was a horrible narrator. I still don’t know he had an Irish accent being from England, or why every other sentence he read trailed off in lazy mumblings.

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  • Kconnerty
  • 31/12/2018

Excellent story

But I will never listen to an Andrew Scott read again, I’m very sorry to say. Some of his reading was barely audible. And some of it was so garbled I missed it. I would pump up the volume and then when Asa came on I would have to turn it down. The whole book was listened to in this way. Remember: you’re reading a book that will be listened to in numerous settings. Amongst those will be noisy places. So being all dramatic with a falsetto type voice is not conducive to those places.

Otherwise,the story was very good and I enjoyed the two voices very much.

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  • AudioBW
  • 12/05/2019

Didn't like

I found the negativity towards Christians and prolife work unfounded and unfair. The narration was ok.

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  • Gracie
  • 30/10/2019

mediocre

the jung Eddie narrator is significantly better than the old Eddie narrator.
old Eddie sounds like he's half asleep. I can't even tell apart people in a conversation sometimes. most of the time I can not hear him properly because of his deliberately hushed voice. it's at the point I can not keep listening. what a shame.

about the story, when Tudor said she got her inspiration from Stephen King, I didn't think it was this straightforward. the story can almost pass off as reversion of IT.
the delivery of the book....
"'Never assume,' my dad once told me. 'To assume makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me",.... 'See this chair? You believe it will still be here, where it is now, in the morning?'
'Yes'
'Then you assume.'....
'The only way to be sure this chair is going to stay in the exact same spot is to glue it to the floor.'

... wtf?

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  • Melanie Prager
  • 08/09/2019

Story fine, delivery poor

the overall voices of the readers is quite nice, but the pacing is sometimes so off, that I thought I missed part of the story and went back. during dialogues it is sometimes unclear which line belongs to whom and there is quite the disconnect between the younger and older "storyteller"

the story overall is quite nice but it reminds me a lot of IT by Stephen king, at times.
the second book (about the return of annie - the hiding place) is by far my favourite of the two.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09/06/2018

what a great story

Well read. Interesting story. Enjoyed listening to it. Not too gory but full of suspense. I hope to hear more from the author.

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  • lisaschu
  • 27/08/2018

3x angefangen, schreckl. monotone Stimme, Umtausc

3x angefangen, schreckl. monotone Stimme, Umtausch, kann nicht einmal den Inhalt der ersten Kapitel wiedergeben

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