The Hotel Neversink by Adam O’Fallon Price audiobook

The Hotel Neversink

By Adam O’Fallon Price
Read by Steven Jay Cohen

Tantor Audio 9781947793347
9.86 Hours 1
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Thirty-one years after workers first broke ground, the magnificent Hotel Neversink in the Catskills finally opens to the public. Then a young boy disappears. This mysterious vanishing—and the ones that follow—will brand the lives of three generations. At the root of it all is Asher Sikorsky, the ambitious and ruthless patriarch whose purchase of the hotel in 1931 set a haunting legacy into motion. His daughter Jeanie sees the Hotel Neversink into its most lucrative era, but also its darkest. Decades later, Asher's grandchildren grapple with the family's heritage in their own ways: Len fights to keep the failing, dilapidated hotel alive, and Alice sets out to finally uncover the murderer's identity. Told by an unforgettable chorus of Sikorsky family members—a matriarch, a hotel maid, a traveling comedian, the hotel detective, and many others—The Hotel Neversink is the gripping portrait of a Jewish family in the Catskills over the course of a century. With an unerring eye and with prose both comic and tragic, Adam O'Fallon-Price details one man's struggle for greatness, no matter the cost, and a long-held family secret that threatens to undo it all.

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Winner of the Edgar Award

Thirty-one years after workers first broke ground, the magnificent Hotel Neversink in the Catskills finally opens to the public. Then a young boy disappears.

This mysterious vanishing—and the ones that follow—will brand the lives of three generations. At the root of it all is Asher Sikorsky, the ambitious and ruthless patriarch whose purchase of the hotel in 1931 set a haunting legacy into motion. His daughter Jeanie sees the Hotel Neversink into its most lucrative era, but also its darkest. Decades later, Asher's grandchildren grapple with the family's heritage in their own ways: Len fights to keep the failing, dilapidated hotel alive, and Alice sets out to finally uncover the murderer's identity.

Told by an unforgettable chorus of Sikorsky family members—a matriarch, a hotel maid, a traveling comedian, the hotel detective, and many others—The Hotel Neversink is the gripping portrait of a Jewish family in the Catskills over the course of a century. With an unerring eye and with prose both comic and tragic, Adam O'Fallon-Price details one man's struggle for greatness, no matter the cost, and a long-held family secret that threatens to undo it all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Steven Jay Cohen brings a note of eeriness and elegy to his narration of Price’s Edgar Award-winning novel….[A] compelling listen.” AudioFile
“The storytelling structure that Price has constructed will leave the reader slackjawed and eager to reread.” Booklist (starred review)
Cohen's voice is perfectly weary as he recounts the experiences of the family as Alice survives a brutal attack and Len desperately schemes to save the hotel. AudioFile
“Told by a cast of family members that spans generations, this is a family saga with a mystery at its heart and a Doctorow-like take on the rise and fall of a particular era of American life and the American dream. Price has written a compelling chronicle of grand dreams and dark secrets.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Price is a sharp writer, and his novel wonderfully critiques family obligation while simultaneously delivering a crafty, sinister whodunit.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Adam O’Fallon Price

Author Bio: Adam O’Fallon Price

Adam O’Fallon Price was born in California but grew up in the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia before attending high school in Tennessee. He first found success as a screenwriter and author of short stories, having published a story in the Paris Review that made it to the Other Distinguished Stories list in the Best American Short Stories 2014 anthology. He spent time teaching English and creative writing at Cornell University before moving to Iowa City, Iowa.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English