The People in the Trees
- Narrated by: Jeff Harding
- Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 14-11-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price.
As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By LBB on 23-04-14
Bizarre. Unique. Uncomfortable.
I won't say I didn't enjoy this book because I did, I did but... It left me uncomfortable for the fact. A wonderful story of hidden natural wonders sandwiched between some very teeth clenching events of extreme taboo for our society underwritten with the questions of how such things are perceived by other societies - a questioning of moral values which no one wants to face.
Uncomfortable stuff, by the end, but none the less magical in parts.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By sarah on 22-01-14
narrator seemed as bored as his listeners
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A narrator who seemed to be enjoying the story
What was most disappointing about Hanya Yanagihara’s story?
The epilogue. It was too predictable, and there could have been a good twist there.
Any additional comments?
I carried on listening, partly because I'd paid for it, and partly in hope for an amazing ending. I didn't have any empathy with the main character, and no other character was fleshed out enough to get to know. I didn't know where the story was going but was left deflated.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful