Under the Whispering Door

    • 4.5 • 69 Ratings
    • $24.99

    • $24.99

Publisher Description

"Narrator Kirt Groves provides an excellently distinct cast of voices."- Locus

A Man Called Ove
meets The Good Place in Under the Whispering Door, a delightful queer love story from TJ Klune, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea.

Welcome to Charon's Crossing.

The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through.

When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be dead.

And when Hugo, the owner of a peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace decides he’s definitely dead.

But even in death he’s not ready to abandon the life he barely lived, so when Wallace is given one week to cross over, he sets about living a lifetime in seven days.

Hilarious, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is an uplifting story about a life spent at the office and a death spent building a home.

"Graves matches his narrative pace to the measured unwinding of the story's layers, focused but unhurried, in the same way that Hugo brews his therapeutic cups of tea." —AudioFile

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Kirt Graves
hr min
September 21
Macmillan Audio

Customer Reviews

Josey86 ,

Complete Perfection… again

This was even better the second tIme through. I almost forgot ho horrible Wallace was at the beginning. I really enjoyed the little hints at Cerulean. Even known how it all turned out, I still got teary at the end. Such a wonderful book. This was just the first reread of many.

screamo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ,

New Favorite Book

It’s very rare for me to actually cry while reading, but this book just shattered my heart into pieces. And somehow, it managed to mend it back together. Wallace is completely unlikeable at the start of the book, but by the end I was really rooting for him. The character development in this book is amazing. TJ Klune does a great job giving his characters strong voices and personalities. Kirt Graves also does a great job brining these characters to life with his narration. This is one of the sweetest most thoughtful books I’ve ever read and I can’t recommend it enough.

EDG owner ,


I was not convinced at first, but I have laughed out loud more times than I can count. Well told story, and unique.

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