This story was one of the friehtening but, possible stories about the backwoods I've heard in a long time.
Yes! I would deffinately recommend this book to my friends that are into terror/horror.
Gruesome, heart wrenching, and fast paced.
This is a toss up, I really enjoyed Florence and Mal. Florence is someone I'd like to physically be like when I'm older; Mal had the best sense of humor despite everything that the characters encounter.
Lane's performances were amazing; however Eleanor stands out. He was able to embody the matriarch of the Roosevelt clan in such a way you actually liked her and her odd way of thinking...if only for a moment.
Sheer determination is the only means to survival.
This books proves that no matter the circumstances and challenges you face in your life, you CAN survive anything you set your mind too.
I can see this as a scary movie! The narrator totally made the story exciting. There were only a few character descriptions that were to outlandish to swallow but for the most part the pace of the story and the steely female characters kept me on the edge of my seat.
This is the first book I have listened to by this author and narrator. I will definitely be looking for more books by these guys!!
I have read this novel at least three times and have listened to it on Audible at least twice because even as someone who grew up on John Saul, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and other masters of horror no other piece of fiction I've come across to date hits me with such an absolute visceral reaction of pure fear that I cannot shake even after I have put it down for a break!
The reading of the journal on the bedside table for guests to write about their experience at the inn so others can then read it as happens with the main character here as she decides to read it...
The ability to be so versatile with so many voices yet have the continuity that each characters voice is easily recognized each time. That and the ability to be able to hold the tension for extended periods as called for to the point that any unexpected sound in real life can, and has, made me jump!
Don't watch this alone... Unless you want to sit up in fear for hours, jumping at every sound the night brings!
If you like true, old school tension filled thrillers with a good dose of horror combined in a way that sticks with you long after the book is done then check out one of the new masters of horror in Jack Kilborn, whether he writes alone or with someone else. Guaranteed to be a book you'll remember long after the last page is read!
It was graphically violent and gross. It relied on deformity and depravity to create suspense.
The general premise was interesting, but it was so over the top that it was really hard to concentrate on the characters and the plot. I love suspense, but do not care for horror that relies on graphic violence and sadism alone, which this book largely did.
Yes and no. He had a number of different voices, but Lettie and Florence often sounded the same, and virtually all of the "freaks" sounded the same.
I did have a bit of curiosity about what happened next, and that kept me listening, but it was painful. If I hadn't waited so long to download and listen to this book, I would have taken advantage of the opportunity to return it.
I think people who truly enjoy slasher movies may like this book, but I'm not one of those people.
This book was beyond gross, The writing was aimed at grossing people out and nothing more... I couldn't even listen to it....I don't know what kind of people could enjoy this kind of depravity
I have listened to other books by Him, but I don't know if i ever will again after this one
No idea, I don't think it would have mattered
all of them
It wasn't at all as represented in the review!
No, but he was good. It was the story that was awful.
Revulsion, Anger that it was not as promoted.
Correct your review. Give a truer representation of the amazing amount of gore in the rediculous story!
I was told that Jack Kilborn wrote books that scared the pants of people. This time of year, when the dark creeps up on you sooner, I love listening to books like that. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. There is nothing scary about cannibalism and rape. This book must have been a point of reference for "The Hills Have Eyes" and "House of a Thousand Corpses." While there is nothing wrong with those movies, I just don't consider them "scary".
If rape and gore is something you want to listen about, then go ahead and get this book. I can honestly say it is unnerving and some times uncomfortable to listen to what is happening to the characters in the book, if that works for you.
He didn't have to do much work. Almost all the rednecks were the same in their manner of speaking and accent. But he did well, to the point where I could imagine their distorted faces from the way he portrayed their voices.
I plan to listen to another Jack Kilborn book and will definitely look forward to any book that Christopher Lane reads. But if you are looking for a scary book, look somewhere else.