We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • by Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by Lorelei King
  • 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, 2005.Kevin Khatchadourian killed several of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a teacher, shortly before his 16th birthday. He is visited in prison by his mother, Eva, who narrates in a series of letters to her estranged husband, Franklin, the story of Kevin's upbringing. A successsful career woman, Eva is reluctant to forgo her independence and the life she shares with Franklin to become a mother. Once Kevin is born, she experiences extreme alienation and dislike of Kevin as he grows up to become a spiteful and cruel child. When Kevin commits his murderous act, Eva fears that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become. But how much is she to blame?


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We need to talk about Kevin

This is a compelling and thought provoking read, I found it a little disturbing but I couldnt put it down. It is beautifully written - download now!
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- Jacky

Excellent narration

I've already read this book twice, but when I saw that Lorei King was the narrator on this - I had to have it.

I wasn't disappointed. The story itself is riveting, an unusual and maybe difficult subject for some as it is in part about a parents honesty of their dislike of their child. The narration, which I think is actually acting, makes it even more believable and enjoyable.


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- Tessi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-08-2006
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited