Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet audiobook

Sweet Lamb of Heaven: A Novel

By Lydia Millet
Read by Lydia Millet

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6.98 Hours Unabridged
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Blending domestic thriller and psychological horror, this compelling page-turner follows a mother fleeing her estranged husband. Lydia Millet’s chilling novel is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who’s just launched his first campaign for political office. When Ned chases Anna and their six-year-old daughter from Alaska to Maine, the two go into hiding in a run-down motel on the coast. But the longer they stay, the less the guests in the dingy motel look like typical tourists―and the less Ned resembles a typical candidate. As his pursuit of Anna and their child moves from threatening to criminal, Ned begins to alter his wife’s world in ways she never could have imagined. A double-edged and satisfying story with a strong female protagonist, a thrilling plot, and a creeping sense of the apocalyptic, Sweet Lamb of Heaven builds to a shattering ending with profound implications for its characters―and for all of us.

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Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the National Book Award

Finalist for the PEN Literary Award

A Washington Post Best Book of 2016

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016

Blending domestic thriller and psychological horror, this compelling page-turner follows a mother fleeing her estranged husband.

Lydia Millet’s chilling novel is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who’s just launched his first campaign for political office. When Ned chases Anna and their six-year-old daughter from Alaska to Maine, the two go into hiding in a run-down motel on the coast. But the longer they stay, the less the guests in the dingy motel look like typical tourists―and the less Ned resembles a typical candidate. As his pursuit of Anna and their child moves from threatening to criminal, Ned begins to alter his wife’s world in ways she never could have imagined.

A double-edged and satisfying story with a strong female protagonist, a thrilling plot, and a creeping sense of the apocalyptic, Sweet Lamb of Heaven builds to a shattering ending with profound implications for its characters―and for all of us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Addictive, unsettling…sneaks in some high-minded themes without distracting one iota from the suspense. A winner.” People magazine
“[A] hypnotic novel of psychological and philosophical suspense.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Part fast-paced thriller, part quiet meditation on the nature of God.” Washington Post
“An extraordinary metaphysical thriller.” Slate

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Author

Author Bio: Lydia Millet

Author Bio: Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is the author of the New York Times Notable Book Ghost Lights and several other works of fiction. Her short story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 6.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English