The String Diaries

  • by Stephen Lloyd Jones
  • Narrated by Gemma Whelan
  • 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An imaginative, tight, edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller which follows an historical mystery through to its nail-biting contemporary conclusion.
The String Diaries. A jumble of entries, written in different hands, different languages, and different times. They tell of a rumour. A shadow. A killer. The only interest that Oxford Professor Charles Meredith has in the diaries is as a record of Hungarian folklore... until he comes face to face with a myth.
For Hannah Wilde, the diaries are a survival guide that taught her the three rules she lives by: verify everyone, trust no one, and if in any doubt, run. But Hannah knows that if her daughter is ever going to be safe, she will have to stop running and face the terror that has hunted her family for five generations. And nothing in the diaries can prepare her for that.

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Very disappointing

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I'm surprised by the positive reviews this book received. It's very average. The concept is fabulous and in the right hands this should be an absolute block buster. However the writing lacks depth and the characters are largely underdeveloped. A good comparison would be Anne rice's interview with the vampire as a perfect demonstration of how beauty can be found in the macabre but this falls significantly short. The narration certainly did not help my enjoyment of this book with constant swallowing sounds and an unnecessary tendency to pronounce every foreign place name in a thick 'local' accent. Very unprofessional to leave all these additional sounds on the final edit. Could have been so much better on numerous levels.

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- p

Breathtaking, brilliant and beautiful

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An intriguing and exciting supernatural thriller that grabs your attention from its opening words and never lets go. Written in beautifully evocative prose, The String Diaries is full of characters that draw you in, and scenes that feel as though you’re there in the heart of the story.

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- LJ

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2013
  • Publisher: Headline Digital