Let the Right One In

  • by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Narrated by Steven Pacey
  • 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel, a huge best seller in his native Sweden, is a unique and brilliant fusion of social novel and vampire legend. And a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty.
The international best seller and the book behind the film and play Let Me In.
Oskar and Eli. In very different ways, they were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends.
And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself.
Oskar is a 12-year-old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. He dreams about his absentee father, gets bullied at school, and wets himself when he's frightened.
Eli is the young girl who moves in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. She is a 200-year-old vampire, forever frozen in childhood, and condemned to live on a diet of fresh blood.

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What the Critics Say

"A terrifying supernatural story yet also a moving account of friendship and salvation." (The Guardian)
"A whiff of the new Stephen King. Don't miss it." (The Times)
"Lindqvist has reinvented the vampire novel and made it all the more chilling by setting it in the kind of sink estate we all know from the media. Immensely readable and highly disturbing." (Daily Express)

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Gripping

Giving this book 2/5 stars because it's 'dark' is like giving a PG Wodehouse book 2/5 stars because it's funny, i.e. utterly stupid and missing the point entirely. It's a dark, brutal book, a chilling tale, and utterly absorbing as a magical realism story. A similar feel to Pan's Labyrinth, and just as good.
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- Alexander

Darker than a panther in a coal cellar

This unconventional vampire tale is absolutely superb from start to finish and parts of this audio book had the hair on the back of my neck standing up. This book is darker than a panther in a coal cellar but there are also moments of genuine beauty. The characters are well developed and the narration is skilfully executed by Steven Pacey. Dark horror fantasy at it?s best. 5/5
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- kmcca5

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-10-2010
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Ltd