Announcement for Erik Larson's Audiobook Original No One Goes Alone including an Image of the Cover in a Phone
Ghost Stories Are Best Told Aloud: Erik Larson’s Thrilling Audiobook Original

Erik Larson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile and The Devil in the White City, has been thrilling fans of narrative non-fiction for years. Now his first ever work of fiction, No One Goes Alone, will be available as an audiobook original. Narrated by acclaimed British actor Julian Rhind-Tutt and available in time for Halloween (on sale September 28, 2021, pre-order here), No One Goes Alone is an otherworldly tale of intrigue and the impossible that marshals Larson’s trademark approach to nonfiction to create something new: a ghost story deeply grounded in history and available exclusively on audio, because as Larson says, “ghost stories are best told aloud.”

Photo of Erik Larson in the studio reading his author's note for NO ONE GOES ALONE

Erik Larson in the audiobook recording studio, reading his Author’s Note

I love a good ghost story, and decided while I was on tour for my book Thunderstruck, that I’d write the kind of story I wanted to read—something, moreover, that would incorporate some of the really bizarre, real-life material I’d uncovered in the course of researching the book…For example, the fact that in Victorian England many of the country’s top physicists and writers were all members of the Society for Psychical Research, which really did have a Committee on Haunted Houses. I also realized the perfect medium for this project was the audiobook, especially an audio original, because I do believe that ghost stories are best told aloud, whether at a campfire, or in front of the fireplace on a ghoulishly windy night. I can’t wait to hear this one myself.Erik Larson

No One Goes Alone follows pioneering psychologist William James, a prominent member of the Society for Psychical Research, as he leads a team of researchers to the remote Isle of Dorn in 1905 to investigate the cause of several mysterious disappearances, most notably a family of four who vanished without a trace after a weeklong holiday on the island.

Headshot of Narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt

Actor Julian Rhind-Tutt, Narrator of No One Goes Alone

Was the cause of the disappearance rooted in the physical world…or were there forces more paranormal and sinister at work? The idyllic setting belies an undercurrent of danger and treachery, with raging storms and unnerving discoveries adding to a growing sense of menace. As increasingly unexplainable events unfold, the isolated party is unsure whether they can trust their own eyes, their instincts, one another—or even themselves.

Marrying a love of the ghostly tales of Henry James and Shirley Jackson with his passion for history, Larson has delivered a clever and spooky tale that will have listeners captivated till the blood-chilling end.

No One Goes Alone joins a growing list of audiobook originals from Penguin Random House, which includes three audiobooks set in the Star WarsTM universe (Dooku: Jedi Lost; Doctor Aphra; Tempest Runner), projects with Nick Offerman (All Rise), MeatEater’s Steven Rinella (MeatEater’s Campfire Stories: Close Calls), Tartine Bakery’s Chad Robertson and Jennifer Latham (Getting Started with Sourdough), and more.

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