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The Taker

Alma Katsu

True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . . On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated. Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town's founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley. Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.

True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . . On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated. Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town's founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley. Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.
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True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . . On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated. Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town's founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley. Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Laurel Lefkow

Length:

14h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

19:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

20:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

25:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

21:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

14:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

20:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

13:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:37