Under the Skin

  • by Michel Faber
  • Narrated by Gerri Halligan
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An incredibly powerful and unsettling thriller, here is the audio edition of Michel Faber's debut novel, read by Gerri Halligan.
Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built, and alone?
An utterly unpredictable and macabre mystery, Michel Faber's debut is an outstanding piece of fiction that will stay with you long after you have finished listening.


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Customer Reviews

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Not sure what to make of this book

I bought this following a recommendation from a friend. I struggled to get into it from the beginning and found I had to keep putting it aside to listen to something else. I get the commentary the story is trying to convey but I struggled with the execution. I can't really explain what I mean by that without potentially giving something away about he plot. The story itself was an interesting one. I found the main character difficult to like though and that made it difficult to stick with. She became more likable as the story progressed though. I certainly wouldn't advise against reading/listening to this but equally I'm not sure I can recommend it either. I guess it just wasn't my cup of tea.
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- Annette Wright "Tee"


What didn’t you like about Gerri Halligan’s performance?

Worst performance ever! Do not be misled by the audio sample she seems like a perfectly good narrator until she tries to affect the characters' accents. Once she starts trying to speak as the characters I can't bear to listen it's so bad. I have stopped listening and I intend to return this book.

Any additional comments?

Unfortunately, I can't comment on the story as the narrator puts me off continuing with the book.

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- Darren - UK

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-07-2012
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd