Listen to Me

Listen to Me

eBook - 2016
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A page-turning modern gothic about a marriage and road trip gone hauntingly awry
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
“Pittard deserves the attention of anyone in search of today’s best fiction.” — Washington Post

“Revelatory.” — The New Yorker
“[Listen to Me] gripped me completely and even gave me nightmares, which is high praise in my book.” — Chicago Tribune

Mark and Maggie’s annual drive east to visit family has gotten off to a rocky start. By the time they’re on the road, it’s late, a storm is brewing, and they are no longer speaking to each other. Adding to the stress, Maggie—recently mugged at gunpoint—is lately not herself, and Mark is at a loss about what to make of the stranger he calls his wife. When the couple is forced to stop for the night at a remote inn completely without power, Maggie’s paranoia reaches an all-time and terrifying high. But as Mark finds himself threatened in a dark parking lot, it’s Maggie who takes control. 

“Pittard proves herself a master of ordinary suspense.” — New York Times

Listen to Me elides so many genres that it’s Houdini-like, bursting through constraints. It moves between its two characters’ inner lives as effortlessly as an Olympic swimmer strokes through water.Ann Beattie, Paris Review blog
“A psychologically complex, addictive, and quick-moving read. I didn’t want it to end!” — M.O. Walsh, author of New York Times best-selling novel My Sunshine Away


A modern gothic about a marriage and road trip gone hauntingly awry by acclaimed writer Hannah Pittard. ("If she's not on your radar yet, she should be." —

Baker & Taylor
Embarking on a stressful annual road trip to visit their family back east, Mark and Maggie endure the stresses of a recent assault that has caused Maggie's anxieties to spiral out of control when they spend the night in a remote inn where the power has been knocked out by a storm. By the author of Reunion.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin,, 2016
ISBN: 9780544715233
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Jan 28, 2017

This is a very slow read. I am 3/4 the way through and nothing much has happened. Giving up on it. Not a thriller!

Oct 12, 2016

Disappointing, the writer isn't bad in terms of describing details but in terms of telling a very "good" or "satisfying" story they need a lot more practice before publishing any more books. Until then I don't intend on reading anything further by this author.

Oct 11, 2016

To be truthful, I kept waiting for something to happen in this book to peak my interest but absolutely NOTHING happened in this book. I didn’t find anything about this novel suspenseful. This book has clearly been marketed incorrectly because there was nothing tense or thrilling about this book.

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Sep 22, 2016

Did not really enjoy this book - there was no real connection with these characters and it took a long time to get no where.

Aug 17, 2016

A grim, tight and tense little plot that relies too much on readers identifying with its characters. I got annoyed at the decisions this couple made and the meta processing by each of what the other was thinking doing, etc. Tiresome. Caveat emptor.


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