The Drowning of Arthur Braxton

  • by Caroline Smailes
  • Narrated by Leighton Pugh
  • 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An urban fairy tale from the acclaimed author of 99 Reasons Why.
Arthur Braxton runs away from school. He hides out in an abandoned building, an old Edwardian bathhouse. He discovers a naked woman swimming in the pool. From this point on, nothing will ever be the same.
The Drowning of Arthur Braxton is an unflinching account of the pain and trauma of adolescence and of how first love can transform the most unhappy of lives into something miraculous. It is a dark and brooding modern fairy tale from one of our most gifted writers.


What the Critics Say

"Magical, weird and wonderful. Dark unique brilliance." (Matt Haig)
"A dark but enchanting tale of the redemptive power of love." (Tom Vowler author of What Lies Within)


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Customer Reviews

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Great Audiobook

Really good audiobook. The narrator does a great job of bringing each of the wonderful characters, and thus the story, to life. Magical! :)
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- Grins


It was amazing I loved the humour in it and the topics it discusses are explained well. I would recommend this to anyone who likes reading humorous stories but with mentioning some dark topics. I would have to say my favourite part is the ending that is the most hilarious part but you only get it if you listen to the entire thing. Enjoy!!
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- molly parker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-07-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios