Captivated by Sound – The Listeners

The Listeners by Jordan Tannahill

As you can see, old habits die hard. I planned to free up some time by not writing lengthy posts about every book I read, but I still did that with the last book and was planning to do it with this one too.

The problem is, I have a million other things I should be doing, and a few books I need to write myself. But I love reading and sharing with you. That being said, I will be brief with this one.

The Listeners was a captivating book that had been whipping through it as fast as I could. I didn’t want to put it down. I identified with the main character, somehow. Maybe because she was a teacher. Perhaps because I could understand her level of obsession. So, as she told her story, I was with her all the way. Almost.

It starts out with hear noticing a strange sound one night. It was an almost inaudible hum, but it still kept her from sleeping. So she tried to figure out where it was coming from. She searched and searched but couldn’t determine its source. The noise didn’t go away either. It was constant and distracting.

She soon discovers that she’s not the only one who can hear it. They form a small community and things get quite interesting.

I wish the story had ended differently, but I’m not sure how it could have. Overall, it was a captivating read that I could write an essay about. This book review, will have to do though. I’m going to work on some other writing now.

My List of 2022 Reads