A Sudden Light: A Novel
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Published:
Simon & Schuster Audio 2014
Status:
Checked Out
Description
From Garth Stein, author of the beloved bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain—now a major motion picture! The New York Times bestselling "witty, atmospheric" (People) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: "A captivating page-turner" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990, Trevor Riddell recalls the events surrounding his fourteenth birthday, when he gets his first glimpse of the infamous Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant whole trees and is set on a huge estate overlooking Seattle's Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have separated, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with Aunt Serena, dispatch the ailing and elderly Grandpa Samuel to a nursing home, sell off the house and property for development, and divide up the profits. But as young Trevor explores the house's hidden stairways and forgotten rooms, he discovers secrets that convince him that the family plan may be at odds with the land's true destiny. Only Trevor's willingness to face the dark past of his forefathers will reveal the key to his family's future. Spellbinding and atmospheric, A Sudden Light is rich with vivid characters, poetic scenes of natural beauty, and powerful moments of spiritual transcendence. "Garth Stein is resourceful, cleverly piecing together the family history with dreams, overheard conversations, and reminiscences...a tale well told," (The Seattle Times)—a triumphant work of a master storyteller at the height of his power.
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
09/30/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781442378278
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
10

There are 5 holds on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
70be4260-0e21-bb9d-9777-7c956bb726a4
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 15:56:14
Date Updated:
Nov 14, 2019 13:40:25
Last Metadata Check:
Nov 14, 2019 13:40:52
Last Metadata Change:
Aug 06, 2019 18:18:41
Last Availability Check:
Nov 14, 2019 13:40:54
Last Availability Change:
Nov 14, 2019 13:11:21
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Nov 15, 2019 01:51:36

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/5054-1/{D82FB317-9A7E-4DFF-8094-2959609CE7FA}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/5054-1/{D82FB317-9A7E-4DFF-8094-2959609CE7FA}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/5054-1/D82/FB3/17/{D82FB317-9A7E-4DFF-8094-2959609CE7FA}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/5054-1/D82/FB3/17/{D82FB317-9A7E-4DFF-8094-2959609CE7FA}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: simonandschuster_audio#9781442353244
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781442378278
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: simonandschuster_audio#9781442353244
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781442378278
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Garth Stein
title
A Sudden Light
dateAdded
2015-04-03T11:00:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=792235
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Sudden Light A Novel
crossRefId
792235
subtitle
A Novel
id
d82fb317-9a7e-4dff-8094-2959609ce7fa
starRating
3.9

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: SuddenLight-7073
      • partCount: 10
      • fileSize: 333285064
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: simonandschuster_audio#9781442353244
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781442378278
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 09/30/2014
      • samples:
            • source: A Sudden Light
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/5054-1/792235-ASuddenLight.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/5054-1/792235-ASuddenLight.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=D82FB317-9A7E-4DFF-8094-2959609CE7FA&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: SuddenLight-7073
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 333242822
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: simonandschuster_audio#9781442353244
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781442378278
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 09/30/2014
      • samples:
            • source: A Sudden Light
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/5054-1/792235-ASuddenLight.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/5054-1/792235-ASuddenLight.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=D82FB317-9A7E-4DFF-8094-2959609CE7FA&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Stein, Garth
      • bioText: Garth Stein is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels, A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain, and two previous novels, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets and Raven Stole the Moon. He is the cofounder of Seattle7Writers, a nonprofit collective of Northwest authors working to foster a passion for the written word. He lives in Seattle with his family. Visit him online at GarthStein.com.
      • name: Garth Stein
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Numrich, Seth
      • name: Seth Numrich
publishDate
2014-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
A Sudden Light
fullDescription
From Garth Stein, author of the beloved bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain—now a major motion picture!

The New York Times bestselling "witty, atmospheric" (People) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: "A captivating page-turner" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).
Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990, Trevor Riddell recalls the events surrounding his fourteenth birthday, when he gets his first glimpse of the infamous Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant whole trees and is set on a huge estate overlooking Seattle's Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have separated, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with Aunt Serena, dispatch the ailing and elderly Grandpa Samuel to a nursing home, sell off the house and property for development, and divide up the profits.

But as young Trevor explores the house's hidden stairways and forgotten rooms, he discovers secrets that convince him that the family plan may be at odds with the land's true destiny. Only Trevor's willingness to face the dark past of his forefathers will reveal the key to his family's future.

Spellbinding and atmospheric, A Sudden Light is rich with vivid characters, poetic scenes of natural beauty, and powerful moments of spiritual transcendence. "Garth Stein is resourceful, cleverly piecing together the family history with dreams, overheard conversations, and reminiscences...a tale well told," (The Seattle Times)—a triumphant work of a master storyteller at the height of his power.
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        July 7, 2014
        In a complete change of pace from his dog-centric The Art of Racing in the Rain, Stein transports the reader to Riddell House, a 100-year-old mansion made entirely of wood overlooking Puget Sound. Jones Riddell and his 14-year-old son, Trevor, move there following the failure of Jones’s business and his ensuing separation from Trevor’s mother. Jones has come to Riddell House to help his younger sister, Serena, persuade their Alzheimer’s-afflicted father to sell the family land, which is worth a fortune, to housing developers. But supernatural forces stand in the way of the deal. Clever Trevor, as he is called, begins to see ghosts and have visions. Researching the history of the Riddell clan—rapacious timber barons—he finds that it is rife with sexual secrets, incest, illness, and even madness, which forces him to realize that his dream of seeing his family whole again might come at too great a cost. With its single setting and small cast of characters (ghosts not included), the story’s feeling of claustrophobia adds to the tension. Stein dramatizes the various tensions between his characters well, although narrator Trevor comes off as a tad precocious for 14. The history of the Riddell family fails to shock after a while, even as events in the present lead to the tragic denouement.

      • premium: True
      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: Effective ghost stories are always about atmosphere and characters who struggle to uncover secrets that are best left undiscovered. In this one, master storyteller Garth Stein finds a consummate collaborator in talented narrator Seth Numrich. Fourteen-year-old Trevor, who is trying to keep his divorcing parents together, has moved into a mansion on Puget Sound with his father. As the story unspools, Numrich's smooth delivery, caring tone, and perfect pauses allow the growing horror to creep into your psyche. Numrich shines at portraying Trevor's teenaged angst, especially his longing to understand adult decisions. Goosebumps are guaranteed as Numrich's performance elevates this tale of twisted terror to heights attained by Poe and Lovecraft. It's that good. R.O. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine
popularity
694
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/d82fb317-9a7e-4dff-8094-2959609ce7fa/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
d82fb317-9a7e-4dff-8094-2959609ce7fa
starRating
3.9
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/5054-1/{D82FB317-9A7E-4DFF-8094-2959609CE7FA}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/5054-1/{D82FB317-9A7E-4DFF-8094-2959609CE7FA}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/5054-1/D82/FB3/17/{D82FB317-9A7E-4DFF-8094-2959609CE7FA}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/5054-1/D82/FB3/17/{D82FB317-9A7E-4DFF-8094-2959609CE7FA}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fantasy
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
publishDateText
09/30/2014
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
From Garth Stein, author of the beloved bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain—now a major motion picture!

The New York Times bestselling "witty, atmospheric" (People) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: "A captivating page-turner" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).
Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990, Trevor Riddell recalls the events surrounding his fourteenth birthday, when he gets his first glimpse of the infamous Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant whole trees and is set on a huge estate overlooking Seattle's Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have separated, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with Aunt Serena, dispatch the ailing and elderly Grandpa Samuel to a nursing home, sell off...
sortTitle
Sudden Light A Novel
crossRefId
792235
awards
      • source: The New York Times
      • value: The New York Times Best Seller List
subtitle
A Novel
publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio