The Virgin Suicides

  • by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Narrated by Nick Landrum
  • 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This nationally best-selling novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides was adapted into an acclaimed film by Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola. A haunting yet wickedly funny tale, The Virgin Suicides has captivated countless readers with its intoxicating portrait of lost innocence. A brilliant fusion of dark humor and tragedy, it is an atmospheric, allegorical masterpiece about five oppressed, suicidal sisters and the boys who dream of rescuing them.


What the Critics Say

"Eugenides' voice is so fresh and compelling, his powers of observation so startling and acute, that most will be mesmerized....This is an auspicious debut from an imaginative and talented writer." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A finely crafted work of literary if slightly macabre imagination....A black, glittering novel that won't be to everyone's taste but must be tried by readers looking for something different." ( Library Journal)
"Mr. Eugenides is blessed with the storyteller's most magical gift, the ability to transform the mundane into the extraordinary." ( The New York Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Brilliant performance from Nick Landrum

Loved the narrator's understated, yet emotive delivery of this compelling story. I could listen to Nick Landrum's voice all day!
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- Julian

Morbid but beautiful

It's short, I finished it in a few days. The prose is hauntingly beautiful and the narrator's voice makes it even more of a delight. Reading about death is not fun, so leave it if that is what you are looking for.
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- nandita

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2006
  • Publisher: Recorded Books