I thought the plot sounded fairly interesting, so I used a credit and got it. The narrater wasn't bad at all. But the story itself dragged on and on and on. This should have been a short story, not a book. The flashbacks to what happend oh so many years ago were, at best, boring. It was like listening to someone recall a really lame dream they had 25 years ago. I found nothing scarey or interesting at all in this book. I had to force myself to listen to the ending. And the ending, it's best not even spoken about. Back to square one of trying to find a Good scarey book.
This one is taking a long time to warm up. In all fairness I am not continuing past chapter 3.
I can't be sure if the negative is the writing or the narrator but 2.5 hours in and I'm still confused by who's who and rerunning sections of book cause I realize I've gotten distracted and missed something. Too bad - it really seems like something might be there but I have lost my struggle and am moving on.
Seems like most people reviewing this book just hated it, but I'll give a lukewarm affirmative. While his flashbacks seem to wander and the plot limps along bit, I have no regrets on purchasing the audiobook. Narrator was good, plot interesting, just not transcendent.
I'm finally done with Straub, his books have just gotten worse, not better, this one I couldn't even finish. Unfortunately the narration for this one was mediocre so didn't help, but the story is relentlessly boring.