Bird Box

Version: Unabridged
Author: Josh Malerman
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2014
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

"Something is out there "

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat blindfolded with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?

Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside-and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?

Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page."

Reviews (13)

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Written by Tracy k on September 17th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I liked the story, pretty cool concept. I liked that the creatures were up for interpretation. I was totally drawn in to the story, and was never bored. I like the narrator too, I've listened to her before and she does a great job.

Written by Melissa B on September 12th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have read many, many books and can honestly say I have never read one that was as intense as this one. There was never a moment that wasn't filled with suspense and worry. I hated it to end but since it had to I am going right away to find another book by this author. The narrator did an excellent job. I could always tell which time period The main character was in by the slight change in her voice. Excellent!

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Written by Robert Y on August 19th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The idea is sort of original - a variation on the zombie apocalypse theme. Lots of scary parts. Overlong, I think.

**THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**

Written by Jessica C on July 2nd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The writer must have been killed by the creatures before she could explain what they were. That\'s the o ly possible explanation for this poor ending.

Written by Michelle B on May 24th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent book. I loved the audio version. It kept me on the edge of my seat!! Well done!!

Written by Scott A on May 17th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Creepy and compelling. I could feel my own world closing in as the story drew me in deeper.

Bird Box: A Novel

Written by Corey Speight on November 13th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Narrator was good in my opinion, but the highs and lows left me listening at top volume. This story is all about the journey and personal growth of the main character and not so much a destination. Also a lot of he said ... she said ... said the boy.

Bird Box: A Novel

Written by Winifred Huntley on October 28th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The narrator was flat and dull and the story was so slow moving. I struggled to get to the end. Skip it!!!

Written by Kristy Erickson on June 28th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good- It was very suspenseful! Even though the narrator for every voice- you could easily distinguish who she was talking for.

Written by Kathryn Roberts on February 17th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

In contrast to other listeners I enjoyed the readers voice, some of the characters kinda sounded like Ellen DeGeneres, however some characters had a lot of sass that wasn't captured very well. The book was really interesting and talking about the book with friends is really fun.

Author Details

Author Details

Malerman, Josh

Josh Malerman is the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band the High Strung. He lives in Ferndale, Michigan.