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I think I wanted this story to be something it wasn't. The narration was quite good, which made it easy to finish, despite not enjoying the story. I think I wanted the story to be more gripping, about 'something'. I was very disappointed in the ending.
....just creepy-crawly.....Being a fan of horror books I decided to give this one a try.....it wasn't scary but when the bugs were biting and doing the creepy-crawly stuff they do.......it did kinda get under my skin. It wasn't hard to figure out the bad guy in the story and it was a fairly straight forward 'seen it before' horror story. Would I recommend it to others.....if you can deal with hearing the word 'bedbugs' at least 5,453 times and enjoy listening to someone go mad from being tormented by nasty little bugs......then SURE....go for it and ENJOY!!!
Narrator was just okay. I HATED the main character- this author had a GREAT idea for a story, but every single one of her characters is unlikeable. The young mother is a self involved, selfish and unbelievable character. Seriously, what money scrimping mother leaves her child to a relatively full time nanny when she's not working AT ALL and goes off to do all sorts of silly self involved things while her one dimensional husband ostensibly hates her, and then is all of a sudden very supportive and understanding when it seems that she is mentally unstable? The little girl as opined by the narrator is whiny and obtrusive as well as one dimensional as well, and the little old lady landlord and super are in turns sinister and silly. Redeems itself somewhat at the end, but in a fairly predictable manner. Not a bad story- in fact, a good story, but perhaps a green (great idea, though!) writer who's editor should have stepped in a bit.
I really didn't like this book. I think the author had few good ideas (which makes me give the book 2 stars instead of 1) but wasn't able to execute them properly. My main critique is that the book doesn't know what it wants to be - is a haunted house story, a thriller or journey into one persons growing madness? Of course blends of genres can work, but in this case they don't.
This is a truly creepy book. A good story and a surprise ending. You'll be checking your sheets every night for a while after reading this one.
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It was a pretty enjoyable book to listen to. The performance was great. The story kind of lost me towards to the end. The bedbugs were real then or was she just imagining them? The ending was a little weird but overall the book was pretty good. As if bedbugs weren't creepy enough....
I love The Last Policeman trilogy. It centers around a credible alteration in normalcy. Bedbugs fails this test, it just isn't believable that this woman sees the bugs, no one else does, then later they are real? Sorry - this didn't work for me.
I have literally a few thousand audible books, I have Parkinson's, always an avid reader. I tend toward horror, paranormal, love Vampires .
This book was just ridiculous. I bought it on sale, thank goodness. Needed more than an exxterminator .
If you truly can stand creepy crawly references.
It was part woman losing her mind, part Murder Mystery and mostly gross bugs..
This is a strong book, you are either going to hate it or love it.
The reading by Elisabeth Rodgers was spot on.
The female perspective is strong in this book, she pulled it off perfectly
To many to mention, a good cast that all relied on each other
Bugs...everywhere ! In your throat, your ears.. Aiiieeeee
The narration was well done. You could just picture everything.
Starter House. It was so intense trying to figure out if the main characters are crazy and its all in their heads or if something is really happening to them.
When the exterminator came back and they realize too late that it's the old woman from downstairs.
The exterminator. She was such a zany, intense character. Can anyone really be that serious about eradicating bugs?
This was a fun read. I bought it on sale because it sounded kind of interesting. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. There were parts when I didn't want to leave my car!