The Maidens by Alex Michaelides Audiobook Free is a captivating novel that tells the story of three women whose lives are all irrevocably intertwined by the tragedy that changed them forever. THE MAIDENS AUDIOBOOK is a stunning, elegant, and authentic literary thriller with heart-stopping suspense and psychological thrills that will grab you from page one and never let go. If you love reading Thriller novels, then, this is a book you shouldn’t miss for anything.
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The Maidens by Alex Michaelides Audiobook Free Download
- Book Title: The Maidens Audiobook
- Author: Alex Michaelides
- Narrator: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Louise Brealey
- Published: June 15th 2021
- Goodreads Link: The Maidens by Alex Michaelides Audiobook
- ISBN: 9781250304452
- Formats: Mp3
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 19 minutes
- Size: 140 MB
- Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Contemporary, Suspense, Crime Fiction
- Language: English
- File Status: Available
- Price: $0
The Maidens by Alex Michaelides Summary
“Between the three of them, author Alex Michaelides and narrators Louise Brealey and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith cast a spell that will have listeners glued to this suspenseful novel every chance they get.” (AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner)
“The audiobook is narrated primarily by actor Louise Brealey, who has given life to complex female characters in the audio editions of The Girl on the Train and The Silent Patient, Michaelides’ first novel. Here, she does an excellent job of conveying Mariana’s confusion, courage and determination to solve the mystery at any cost. Actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s nuanced performance as the killer reminds us that monsters are made, not born, and that within even the most heinous murderer is a shattered, lonely child.” (Booklist, starred audiobook review)
“Listeners will not be disappointed with this suspenseful and intelligent thriller.” (Booklist, starred review)
From the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements “Michaelides as a major player in the field” (Publishers Weekly).
Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike — particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens.
Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge.
Mariana, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister. And she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld?
When another body is found, Mariana’s obsession with proving Fosca’s guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships. But Mariana is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything — including her own life.
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“Stunning…. The intelligent, cerebral plot finds contemporary parallels in Euripides’s tragedies, Jacobean dramas such as The Duchess of Malfi, and Tennyson’s poetry. The devastating ending shows just how little the troubled Mariana knows about the human psyche or herself. Michaelides is on a roll.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
“A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive read — with a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I loved The Silent Patient and that’s saying something!” (Lucy Foley, New York Times best-selling author of The Guest List)
The Maidens by Alex Michaelides Audio Book Review
When I’m reading a mystery, there is no feeling more satisfying than having the wool pulled over my eyes. I’m always looking for that special story to misdirect me, throw red herrings my way, make me feel confident that I’ve got it all figured out, and then prove me dead wrong. And The Maidens did exactly that.
Mariana is called to Cambridge when her niece Zoe’s closest friend is brutally murdered. Mariana soon realizes that this idyllic campus of higher learning conceals something sinister lurking beneath the surface. The dead girl was a member of The Maidens, a secret society of beautiful female students led by the charismatic Professor Fosca. Mariana immediately suspects Fosca and becomes obsessed with proving his guilt, in the hopes that she can stop him before more innocent lives are lost.
This story feels unusual and intriguing right off the bat. Its drawing upon of Greek mythology adds this creepy and almost otherworldly atmosphere to the tale. There is this ominous foreboding, as if misfortune will befall any moment, that permeates the pages. It made for a most unsettling and delicious read.
We are introduced to a small but interesting cast of characters, all harboring secrets and puttering around in their own suspicious behaviors. As the story progresses, I can’t help but take each person, mull over their actions and try to suss out their true intentions. And for me, this deliberation of each character, is one of the most entertaining parts of reading a murder mystery.
It did take me a while to warm up to this story at first. I think it’s because I found its initial buildup to be a little slow. There was a fair amount of background information to introduce, and also a lot of references to Greek mythology and psychotherapy, which I’m not super familiar with. But once it got going, the pacing tightened up and I was hooked, all the way until the very end.
I read so many mysteries that it’s not often one manages to completely surprise me. Yet, Michaelides has successfully done so to me, twice now. After loving his debut book, I went into this with so much sheer excitement and immense expectations, I was afraid it couldn’t live up to it. And while this book didn’t quite slay me the way The Silent Patient did, it still took me by surprise in all the best ways, and I can’t wait to read more from Michaelides.