Summary

Winner of Audible's 2017 Editors' Pick Award
A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming listen about one 14-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul.
'You think you're invincible. You think you won't ever miss. We need to put the fear on you. You need to surrender yourself to death before you ever begin and accept your life as a state of grace, and then and only then will you be good enough.'
At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall;
that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it;
that her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world.
And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her with him.
She doesn't know why she feels so different from the other girls at school;
why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see;
why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done;
and what her daddy will do when he finds out....
Sometimes strength is not the same as courage.
Sometimes leaving is not the only way to escape.
Sometimes surviving isn't enough.
©2017 Gabriel Tallent (P)2017 Random House Audio
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"The word 'masterpiece' has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one." (Stephen King)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. Caroline Bradshaw on 11-01-18

So grim

This has so many plaudits I was intrigued.
Struggled to finish, repetitive, far fetched and so dark.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Dizyrunner on 28-01-18

Difficult to listen to at times

Extremely graphic and difficult to listen to at times. Found myself wondering why the writer would choose to write in this way. Had it not been for the fact that I'm studying psychotherapy I would have stopped listening. I didn't like the storytellers voice and the constant. he said; she said all the way through.

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