This book perfectly fulfilled my itch to hear an engrossing, spine tingling ghost story. Well written with constant forward movement, this story covers all bases and lacks any major plot holes. It's terrifying, gory, sad, and at times 'R' rated. Very clever and modern for the old "move into a new house" angle - not typical in the slightest.
Yes, the intensity of the story carries very well throughout the story.
The way the author builds suspence and keeps you interested not just in the story but in the characters too.
His voice and style fit the tone of the book very well.
I think the mother is the most memorable. Her emotional reactions to the incedents seemed very real and relatable.
Once the nature of the entity was reveiled the idea seemed counter intuitive and perhaps not as well connected to real life accounts of hauntings as the rest of the story was. I had a hard time reconciling that. But overall, the book was great.
This was the first book of Bently Little that I have either read or listened to, I will certainly look up this author in the future. Bently was able to give extra depth to the story by allowing the reader a look into the crumbling psyche of the characters as their new home scares them to the brink of insanity. Butler's narration is pretty spot on for the book. I had been craving some good haunted house stories lately, this was a pretty good fix.
Spooky, Scary, Spooky
Meg. The daughter seemed to be the most frightened and real.
The oldest of evil
I'm a huge Stephen King fan. In fact I've read or reread most of his stuff. This story was right there with SK's stories. My husband walked up on me while I was listening to a very scary part...I jumped and screamed when he tapped my shoulder to get my attention. Seriously engrossed in the story.
This one was a creepy, fun, spellbinding story. I could feel myself in each of the character's place in the story. It seemed hard to tell sometimes for me and for the characters involved, if they were doing things because of their own internal struggles or because the haunting caused them to do it. Especially in the beginning.
It was defintely a suprise ending. I did not see it coming. Sad, but a conclusion, which this reader personally likes to have in a scarey story. I would definately read it again. I have already recommended it to some of my friends who like haunted stories.
Truly creepy. This may make you want to keep the lights on. It is a truly scary story of a family moving into a haunted house. Would love to see this made into a movie.
Bentley Little has written a story that keeps your interest. The suspense is dark and constant, and doesn't let up for the entire story. I will certainly listen to more of his stories.
I enjoy a good thriller as much as the next gal, and never tire of tired plots. But, this was the first ghost story that was HAUNTED BY embedded advertising, the kind of product placement that insinuates itself into movies. Now, how can you escape, suspend disbelief enough to get into this twisting, interesting plot of a blobby monster thingy causing trouble in a nice New Mexican suburb, when you are reminded at every twist and turn, of the our all-too-real consumer world? Everything from brands of breakfast food to television programs leapt out of every dark, shadowy corner.
I am not talking about one or two mentions, but a constant barrage of ads. Loved the book, but feel SLIMED. YIKES, those ads were the scariest parts of the book!! Instead of asking, "Who done it," I ask, "Why'd the author do it?"
IF, there was a conspicuous absent of PRODUCT PLACEMENT, the story has merit for its genre.
The narration was great. It was a good ghost story...I could really picture the characters and places.
The bizarre things that happened to the family.
Great voice...creepy at times!
Yes but couldn't.
If it weren't for the unnecessary sex scenes, this book could be a teenage novel. There is very little plot development and the story is quite predictable. I also didn't appreciate the preachy political commentary dispersed throughout the story. I haven't read any other books by this author and after this, I'm not inclined to do so.