Limetown: The Prequel To The #1 Podcast

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From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where more than three hundred people have disappeared—including her uncle—with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town.

On a seemingly ordinary day, seventeen-year-old Lia Haddock hears news that will change her life forever: three hundred men, women, and children living at a research facility in Limetown, Tennessee, have disappeared without a trace. Among the missing is Emile Haddock, Lia’s uncle.

What happened to the people of Limetown? It’s all anyone can talk about. Except Lia’s parents, who refuse to discuss what might have happened there. They refuse, even, to discuss anything to do with Emile.

As a student journalist, Lia begins an investigation that will take her far from her home, discovering clues about Emile’s past that lead to a shocking secret—one with unimaginable implications not only for the people of Limetown, but for Lia and her family. The only problem is…she’s not the only one looking for answers.

Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie are first-rate storytellers, in every medium. Critics called their podcast Limetown “creepy and otherworldly” (The New York Times) and “endlessly fun” (Vox), and “readers will have a hard time putting this story down, even as it pulls them deeper into the rabbit hole that is Limetown” (Publishers Weekly). Working with Cote Smith, a PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Finalist, they’ve crafted an exhilarating mystery that asks big questions about what we owe to our families and what we owe to ourselves, about loss, discovery, and growth. Threaded throughout is Emile’s story—told in these pages for the first time ever.


  • 001 Limetown Title

    Duration: 40s
  • 002 Limetown Ch1

    Duration: 38min
  • 003 Limetown Ch2

    Duration: 56min
  • 004 Limetown Ch3

    Duration: 51min
  • 005 Limetown Ch4

    Duration: 55min
  • 006 Limetown Ch5

    Duration: 37min
  • 007 Limetown Ch6

    Duration: 58min
  • 008 Limetown Ch7

    Duration: 47min
  • 009 Limetown Ch8

    Duration: 49min
  • 010 Limetown Ch9

    Duration: 42min
  • 011 Limetown Ch10

    Duration: 36min
  • 012 Limetown Ch11

    Duration: 36min
  • 013 Limetown Ch12

    Duration: 55min
  • 014 Limetown Ch13

    Duration: 53min
  • 015 Limetown Ch14

    Duration: 39min
  • 016 Limetown Credits

    Duration: 01min