The Secret History by Donna Tartt audiobook

The Secret History: A Novel

By Donna Tartt
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22.06 Hours Unabridged
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In this brilliant novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt gives us a richly textured and hypnotic story of golden youth corrupted by its own moral arrogance. Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable. Yet as Richard was accepted and drawn into their inner circle, he learned a terrifying secret that bound them to one another ... a secret about an incident in the woods in the dead of night where an ancient rite was brough to brutal life ... and lead to a gruesome death. And that was just the beginning ...

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A New York Times bestseller

In this brilliant novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt gives us a richly textured and hypnotic story of golden youth corrupted by its own moral arrogance.

Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable.

Yet as Richard was accepted and drawn into their inner circle, he learned a terrifying secret that bound them to one another ... a secret about an incident in the woods in the dead of night where an ancient rite was brough to brutal life ... and lead to a gruesome death. And that was just the beginning ...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Secret History succeeds magnificently…A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment…Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled.” New York Times
“Beautifully written, suspenseful from start to finish.” Vogue
“A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read, pleasurably devoured…Gorgeously written, relentlessly erudite.” Vanity Fair
“A haunting, compelling, and brilliant piece of fiction…Packed with literary allusion and told with a sophistication and texture that owes much more to the nineteenth century than to the twentieth.” Times (London)
“An accomplished psychological thriller…Absolutely chilling…Tartt has a stunning command of the lyrical.” Village Voice
“Her writing bewitches us…The Secret History is a wonderfully beguiling book, a journey backward to the fierce and heady friendships of our school days, when all of us believed in our power to conjure up divinity and to be forgiven any sin.” Philadelphia Enquirer
“Highly entertaining…[Tartt’s] writing is powerful and evocative…A mysterious, richly detailed story told by a talented writer.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] well-written first novel.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Donna Tartt

Author Bio: Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt is the author of The Goldfinch, which was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, as well as other major awards. Her novels The Secret History and The Little Friend have been translated into thirty languages. She was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 22.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English