I have enjoyed this book so much! And I want more! I've enjoyed each character in its own capacity, from the no nonsense lil gangster to the miserable head of entertainment, I really enjoyed the narrator who brought the characters alive...
I've got this policy, if a book keeps you thinking afterwards, it was worth it, and this book will stay with me for a good time to come!
All time fave book series is Fear Street by R.L. Stine. I have read them all...I think.
I love when a story line develops all along the way with the twist at the end. This novel delivered!!!
I would compare this to "Rose Red" mini series. It is about a house with a disturbing past.
This was my first time listening...He did such an amazing job bringing in the creepy factor with the entity
Halloween Special...LOL...Once you listen to the book you will get that comment.
This is def a must listen. I am going to look for more by this author. I loved it.
I especially liked the characters, Julie and Kelly as well as Gabriel and their interactions. I enjoyed Jennifer's "ghost" and how he was portrayed and tried to actually protect her when conquering the evil inside the house.
Definitely Gabriel. He was a hero!
When they conquered the beast and all the good souls were set free. I also liked that finally they convinced the cop that real evil does exist.
I wouldn't. I like the name as it fits the theme of the story.
It's a long book, but well worth listening to. I'd listen to it again in a few months because I always get more out of it the second time.
Audio Book Fiend
This was a really fun and modern take on the horror story genre. The characters were a tad bit confusing, but the story was great. I generally had shivers and could see this as a real story. The forward by the author made that feeling even stronger. I highly recommend this to any Stephen King horror fan as the story strongly reminded me of something he would right. The story moves quickly and has fantastic sub-plots. Enjoy!
Yes it was a book that keeps you wanting to get to the next part
I enjoyed this very much! Highly recommend
At the center of the book is a top-notch ghost story that was very compelling. Sadly the secondary plot dealing with back-stabbing and in-fighting at a major TV network bogged things down.
I might. Though I was a bit put off by the obvious "this is going to be a series" ploy at the end.
I really liked his performance as Gabriel and his foibles and fears.
I think it could be a good film, if they got rid of the network subplot and just focuses on the haunted house at the paranormal team determined to find and fight whatever is inside.
A very good, well timed, well-plotted story. I was afraid that this would be a horror book more like a slasher movie (and I avoided it for a long time for that reason), but instead, it builds slowly. The personalities of the characters involved are well drawn, and carefully developed until you have the underlying structure of power alliances, old grudges, politics within the TV station, guilt, and the past. On this framework, Golemon adds the house, and the 'things' that live in it. Throughout the section that deals with people and the supernatural, all the characters try to twist the happenings to their own advantage, and to fit their own view of the truth.
This book satisfies not only the horror buff, but also those who like a more cerebral book along the lines of 'Rebecca', where you aren't always sure what is real. Although more pop-culture than 'Rebecca', the gist is the same. Very, very well done. Hope this is the beginning of a series!
While I worship Shirley Jackson's "Haunting of Hill House" too, I think there was a bit too much direct reference to it here. The book ends forcefully, and once into the denouement, it flowed well, but the bickering conflict amongst and between the main characters leading up to it was overworked. Still, good ghost story fiction, a rare thing today. Also, in the same thread as Jackson's work, I think the greatest fear is in our minds - what might be behind the door, instead of seeing what it actually is. Invariably, I lose interest in a story or movie that shows too much of "the bear" as they say in the UK. The scene in Jackson's short book where the door bends inward, or the door knob turns is terrifying because you don't know what's on the other side, and would have been far less chilling were the door to open and reveal the ghost.
I'll be honest, though. I think my opinion is in the minority. Judging by the content of modern horror, folks seem to want to see graphically and explicitly what is behind the door.
I haven't read the print version
The suspense and the weaving of the story
I didn't enjoy the performance very much. The various accents and characters voices came and went and changed, making it confusing. I did enjoy the special effects of the supernatural elements. Very creepy when listening late at night, but the narrator's voice became annoying by the end.
I would read this author again.