Blackbirds : Miriam Black

  • by Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by Emily Beresford
  • Series: Miriam Black
  • 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Miriam Black knows when you will die.
Still in her early twenties, she's foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days he will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name.
Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. No matter what she does, she can't save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she'll have to try.

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What the Critics Say

"Blackbirds is a story of loss and what it takes to make things right. It's a story about fate and how sometimes, if we wrestle with it hard enough, maybe we can change it. It's the kind of book that doesn't let go even after you've put it down." (Stephen Blackmoore)

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Customer Reviews

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Hated it at first but then was gripped

I really didn't enjoy this at the beginning and rolled my eyes with the cliched main character and her excessive 'potty-mouth', which usually doesn't offend me in the least. But when I stuck with it with the early intention of writing a scathing review (bad, I know), I got drawn into what is actually a very good story and ended up unable to put it down - I give it five stars for this reason, because there have been few books I have listened to recently that have achieved this level of interest.

So my advice is stick with it, even if you don't like it at the beginning - it is worth it and you do actually discover that the main character is more complex than her initial impression suggests, and her predicament makes for an interesting, well-told and well-narrated story.

If you don't like profanity, then please don't pick this book up - it is chock-full of offensive language. *Cert 15*.
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- Peter

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Any additional comments?

The language in this book was awful, sorry (and I don't mean that swearing was a problem). I tried to persevere as a previous review said the book gets better so I kept up with it and it doesn't get better. I wasn't gripped at all possibly because the clichés and attempted 'wit' of the main character etc. had my eyes rolling so much I got dizzy. It was like this was written by a teenage boy. I am not one to leave bad reviews so sorry Chuck but this was just not for me. Sometimes men writing as women is just a bad idea, I don't know any woman that thinks or talks like this, is she meant to be a confident heroine? She just comes across as insecure, immature and annoying. I was really wanting to like this as I love this genre and I love a series of books even more but I seriously cannot face the sequels, this is it for me.

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- Miss Joann Murray

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-04-2012
  • Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio