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Rina’s Quick Audio Bytes ~ Audiobook Reviews in Short: The Fever by Megan Abbott

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The Fever cover

 

 

The Fever

Written by Megan Abbott

Duration: 9 hrs 12 mins

Narrated by: Caitlin Davies, Kirby Heybourne, Joe Barrett

 Story: 4 stars

Performance: 3.5 stars

Overall: 4 stars

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

 

“Hey, girl.”…“Hey, girl.”

 

Synopsis:

Life at Dryden High School is turned upside down when Lise Daniels collapses onto the classroom floor, overcome by a violent seizure. When Lise is suspiciously hospitalized and the health department arrives to investigate the matter further, questions surface as to what could’ve been the cause when two more girls appear stricken with the same condition.

 

Quick Byte:

This was a difficult review for me to write. Not because I didn’t enjoy The Fever by Megan Abbott. Quite the opposite really. I enjoyed The Fever very much. So much so, I found myself annoyed when life got in the way of me reading. However, I don’t want my review to ruin what makes this book so good in my eyes, the less you know…the better the journey. The Fever is dark, twisted and unnerving.

Although, I will say the book primarily focuses on the social dynamics of high school students in a small town, with two of the three points of view being that of teenagers. So if you have any aversion to those two elements, there is very good chance you might not like this book. If not, I highly recommend a dip into this neo-noir world Megan Abbott creates with expert precision.

As mentioned before, The Fever is told by three points of view and the audiobook is read by three different people. It took me a little bit longer to get used to the dynamic of three different voices, enjoying Caitlin Davies’s portrayal of teenage girls the most.

~Rina

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