The Farm

  • von Tom Rob Smith
  • Sprecher: James Langton, Suzanne Toren
  • 9 Std. 23 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son...
Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden, the country of his mother's birth. But with a single phone call, everything changes.
Your mother... she's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things - terrible, terrible things. In fact, she has been committed to a mental hospital.
Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls: Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad... I need the police... Meet me at Heathrow.
Daniel is immediately caught between his parents - whom to believe, whom to trust? He becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury. Presented with a horrific crime, a conspiracy that implicates his own father, Daniel must examine the evidence and decide for himself: Who is telling the truth? And he has secrets of his own that for too long he has kept hidden...


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Crime and Paranoia in rural Sweden

Tom Rob Smith knows how to spin a decent yarn and this book is no exception. "The Farm" might not have the heart wrenching agony, nor the fast paced action of "Child 44", but it is a gripping story nonetheless.
James Langton and Suzanne Toren are the voices of the two main characters, of Daniel and his mother Tilda and both do a great job. The voices match the characters perfectly, spoiled and stupefied Daniel and haunted Tilda.

Daniel, a gay young man, who lives with his partner in London does not have a clue of the difficulties, his parents are faced with on their farm in Sweden, where they retired to. Obviously he missed a lot during his pampered childhood and it comes as a big surprise to him, when his father suddenly calls him to tell him that his mother has run from a mental institution and cannot be found. Hours later his mother shows up in London with a bizarre story of child abuse and murder in the area, where she lives. She fears for her life and asks Daniel for help.

Daniel as well as the reader have a hard time to decide, whether the story is the product of a paranoid mind or the danger is real. More and more will be revealed, but we do not get a final answer yet.

Tom Rob Smith skillfully puts the pieces together. Sometimes you might get annoyed by Tilda's roundabout way of telling her story or by Daniel's cluelessness, but this is all part of the narrative, as you will find out.

A great story by all means with a surprising, but very plausible ending.
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- BikerJoe

Good story hampered by poor voice acting

The story was quite good with a very interesting and gripping outset.

But the voice acting, especially the female parts were really annoying. Especially the bad foreign accents and the main voice. Made it really hard for me to push through this book, despite the interesting story.
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- G. Dittrich

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 13.02.2014
  • Verlag: Simon & Schuster UK