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Rooms - A Novel

Lauren Oliver

After a number of highly acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, including the Delirium trilogy and the standalone novels Before I Fall and Panic, Lauren Oliver returns with a spellbinding tale that confirms her place as one of our finest storytellers. Fueled by the same inspired feel for plot and character that drew readers to Oliver's earlier works, Rooms is a mesmerizing and suspenseful story of guilt, love, and family secrets. Estranged patriarch Richard Walker has died, leaving behind a country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His alienated family-bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna-have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Alice and Sandra, two long-dead and restless ghosts, linger within the house's claustrophobic walls, bound eternally to its physical structure. Jostling for space and memory, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself-in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a lightbulb. The living and dead are haunted by painful truths that surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide-with cataclysmic results. Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

After a number of highly acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, including the Delirium trilogy and the standalone novels Before I Fall and Panic, Lauren Oliver returns with a spellbinding tale that confirms her place as one of our finest storytellers. Fueled by the same inspired feel for plot and character that drew readers to Oliver's earlier works, Rooms is a mesmerizing and suspenseful story of guilt, love, and family secrets. Estranged patriarch Richard Walker has died, leaving behind a country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His alienated family-bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna-have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Alice and Sandra, two long-dead and restless ghosts, linger within the house's claustrophobic walls, bound eternally to its physical structure. Jostling for space and memory, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself-in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a lightbulb. The living and dead are haunted by painful truths that surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide-with cataclysmic results. Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.
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After a number of highly acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, including the Delirium trilogy and the standalone novels Before I Fall and Panic, Lauren Oliver returns with a spellbinding tale that confirms her place as one of our finest storytellers. Fueled by the same inspired feel for plot and character that drew readers to Oliver's earlier works, Rooms is a mesmerizing and suspenseful story of guilt, love, and family secrets. Estranged patriarch Richard Walker has died, leaving behind a country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His alienated family-bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna-have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Alice and Sandra, two long-dead and restless ghosts, linger within the house's claustrophobic walls, bound eternally to its physical structure. Jostling for space and memory, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself-in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a lightbulb. The living and dead are haunted by painful truths that surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide-with cataclysmic results. Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Orlagh Cassidy, Barbara Caruso, Courtney Shaw, Cynthia Darlow, Elizabeth Evans, Noah Galvin

Length:

9h 21m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:52


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:46


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:26


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

20:00


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:26


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

06:14


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:08


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

08:17


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

13:03


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

12:49


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

14:55


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

15:23


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

12:55


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

01:24


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

01:56


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

20:50


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

22:32


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

06:37


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

16:09


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

04:03


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

10:02


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

07:57


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

18:26


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

08:47


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

19:33


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

05:56


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

26:35


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

07:27


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

05:14


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

12:03


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

00:32


Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 31

10:44


Part 6, Chapter 32
Part 6, Chapter 32

03:22


Part 6, Chapter 33
Part 6, Chapter 33

17:03


Part 6, Chapter 34
Part 6, Chapter 34

03:18


Part 6, Chapter 35
Part 6, Chapter 35

02:55


Part 6, Chapter 36
Part 6, Chapter 36

02:02


Part 6, Chapter 37
Part 6, Chapter 37

19:52


Part 6, Chapter 38
Part 6, Chapter 38

01:35


Part 7, Chapter 39
Part 7, Chapter 39

07:33


Part 7, Chapter 40
Part 7, Chapter 40

10:56


Part 7, Chapter 41
Part 7, Chapter 41

01:28


Part 7, Chapter 42
Part 7, Chapter 42

05:13


Part 8, Chapter 43
Part 8, Chapter 43

17:32


Part 8, Chapter 44
Part 8, Chapter 44

04:02


Part 8, Chapter 45
Part 8, Chapter 45

06:14


Part 8, Chapter 46
Part 8, Chapter 46

06:52


Part 8, Chapter 47
Part 8, Chapter 47

14:21


Part 8, Chapter 48
Part 8, Chapter 48

07:56


Part 8, Chapter 49
Part 8, Chapter 49

03:39


Part 9
Part 9

04:35


Part 10, Chapter 51
Part 10, Chapter 51

12:45


Part 10, Chapter 52
Part 10, Chapter 52

05:25


Part 10, Chapter 53
Part 10, Chapter 53

14:48


Part 10, Chapter 54
Part 10, Chapter 54

05:55


Part 11, Chapter 55
Part 11, Chapter 55

02:08


Part 11, Chapter 56
Part 11, Chapter 56

06:20


Part 11, Chapter 57
Part 11, Chapter 57

02:51


Part 11, Chapter 58
Part 11, Chapter 58

06:09


Part 11, Chapter 59
Part 11, Chapter 59

01:44


Part 11, Chapter 60
Part 11, Chapter 60

01:15