Title: Orient
Author: Christopher Bollen
Narrator: Michael Rahhal
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Release Date Book: April 9, 2015
Release Date Audio: Mai 5, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary, Murder/Mystery, Thriller
Page Count: 624
Audio Length: 21 hrs and 37 min
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

A gripping novel of culture clash and murder: as summer draws to a close, a small Long Island town is gripped by a series of mysterious deaths—and one young man, a loner taken in by a local, tries to piece together the crimes before his own time runs out

Orient is an isolated town on the north fork of Long Island, its future as a historic village newly threatened by the arrival of wealthy transplants from Manhattan—many of them artists.One late summer morning, the body of a local caretaker is found in the open water; the same day, a monstrous animal corpse is found on the beach, presumed a casualty from a nearby research lab. With rumors flying, eyes turn to Mills Chevern—a tumbleweed orphan newly arrived in town from the west with no ties and a hazy history. As the deaths continue and fear in town escalates, Mills is enlisted by Beth, an Orient native in retreat from Manhattan, to help her uncover the truth. With the clock ticking, Mills and Beth struggle to find answers, faced with a killer they may not be able to outsmart.

Rich with character and incident, yet deeply suspenseful, Orient marks the emergence of a novelist of enormous talent.



The reasons I wanted to read this book were:

    ok_16x16 THIS BOOK IS A FINALIST of the 28th Lambda in the category GAY FICTION.

    ok_16x16 THIS REVIEW on Amazon

The reason I chosen an audio book:

    ok_16x16 I listened to a sample and I loved the narrator

    ok_16x16 I looked for an audio book and I wanted as much as I can get. 21 hours and 37 min sounded like the most I could get for one credit on the Audible.

Christopher Bollen is an extremely talented writer and he did an excellent job in creating a gripping and paranoia atmosphere of a small community on Long Island. The mystery is outstanding. I am not going to tell a single word about it. You’ll have many suspicious, assumptions, guesses. They will be probably ALL wrong. No spoiler from me.

READ IT. OR BETTER LISTEN TO IT. That is all I’d like to say.

If you have a possibility to chose an audio book, just do it. Michael Rahhal made this incredible book into a listening experience of the highest perfection.


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A passionate reader from Germany. I learned to read at the age of 4 and never stopped since then, though my books from that time were very different from what they are now. English is my third language, and I’m sorry for all grammar mistakes I made in my reviews. But I assure you, that my reading English is much better than my writing English. I’m a seeker for the books that differ from mainstream, that provoke the reader or have very often very opposite ratings.

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