Miami, FL | Member Since 2009
Rare do I write such a great review. This book kept me spellbound, jawdropping at one point.
Who would not like to take revenge on a wrong, have that power to love, be lost upon losing her, blamed for her death, and forsake life, God Himself, or Satan for that matter, for the wrong it did to us. And ah finally a great story with a great and suprise ending. That is rare it itself Ah the most amazing book I have read in a long, long time. I recommend it highly.
This is Deep Psychology, real enough to be real..which makes it all the more Scary. I thought Koontz and Craven had the Top of the list, but Wow, this was a story and Joe Hill nailed it.
1. Suspenseful, it kept it going, to the very last 30 seconds I kept thinking 'Will She...'
2. Dark and Deep, a kind of Hypnotic Lull.. I at times thought it to dark and I wanted to be happy, but I wanted to find out how the story played out. The characters are on constant edge, so tired of the chase that it would be easier to give up kind of drama.
3. "It Could Happen" kind of Ghost / Spirit points. Who hasn't seen a ghost, had a premonition etc.
One of the Darkest Stories ever, not gore, but Pure Evil, Angry vs Love and Triumph. But mostly the ending, that is always the hardest point of any book/story. Again Joe Hill Nailed it, it will surprise you to the bitter end. Imagine someone from beyond the grave can control your mind, and whose one goal is to kill you at all cost. He can appear anywhere, control others to come at you, even your girlfriend...that my friend is not something I want to happen to me..
Tick Tock by Dean Koontz. This one was better than Tick Tock but it had the same 'being chased by the Devil Himself Panic.
Craddock...The one who came back from the dead with a Vengance to Kill Jude and anyone who helped him. The Voice was un-nervingly evil, calm and leacherous.
Craddock. His Character just never quit, was around every corner, a evil presence that could control your mind and make you see/do what ever he wanted you to do. Part Army Interrogation/Hypnosis and Voodo...
A Dark Book, it evelopes you this way. As noted a few times I was like 'to depressing' and I wanted to go out and do something else. But ever time I stopped the audio book I couldn't wait to continue it.
I definately thought I saw a 2nd part brewing there...Craddocks daughter is still alive after all !
Overall I don't follow comic books, but this is kind of like 'If Superman was Evil' concept. A strange planet gives many across earth 'Epic' powers..Invisibility, Strength, Shape Shifting, Darkness etc. More than X-Men, a story of how a few overpower Earths people.
Yet where there is Evil, Hero's arrive.
It seemed far more realistic than XMen or Avengers etc. Here you see ones Epic powers used to cause fear, others who support him, aligning like Nazi's, afraid to go against the powerful, people go in, the light of the Sun is blocked, people move underground out of fear. A police state ensues, yet a band of 'Reckoners' seeks to end the Reign of evil by 'Steel Heart' the most powerful Epic on the earth.
Oddly each Epic has a weakness, and one nerd spent his life documenting them, and his skills will not be lost!
If I could have I would. The Action is never ending, the plot beliveable, just a great action story of Super Heroe's gone bad and a small rag tag band seeking to end their Reign and restore peace.
One of my favorite books of all time!
I saw 'The Conjuring' and wanted to know more. I am just that way, factual, investigative and seeking evidence. I also love a good story, and this one didn't fail. Part 'Campfire Scary' part 'Holy Crap, I will never look at an Ouija Borad again' scary. I ended up listening to this along my commute, not quite wanting to listen to this at night.
But in the end, I didn't finish it. Oh it was interesting for sure, but 'Demon Cars along icy roads racing into us' said to me 'Not a Ghost or 'Non Human Spirit' but immagination gone a bit to far.
But still, case studies don't lie, history is there, something is there.
I grappled with the 'Physcial' Part of Energy being able to focus, why can a spirit pull a girl by her hair but you can't touch or see what is doing this. But facts are facts and again, something is doing something out there. Just as I can't see infrared, i am sure that it does exist.
The book was definately more detailed than the movie 'The Conjuring' and mystery surrounds all their case studies. Why they keep a room with so much evil objects is beyond me.
Don't get me wrong, I didn't finish this book out of boredom. I almost never, ever quit a book before the end. I guess as a super postive guy, the very thought of all that Evil, especially at night was just to much to keep putting into my brain.
Dont' take this book lightly. After so much of this book, it makes sense. Why do normal people snap and go on murdering rampage, are so evil to rape, but later not realize why they 'Snaped' Is it the Army of the Fallen Angels that lined up with Satan, eternally corrupting those who seek their dark powers, are full of hate etc.
I just wish there was a companion book 'Angel's among us' that show how great some people truly are, from Mother Teresa, Ghandi, suvirors of the Boston Marathon, such as Lance Benson, who ran the race with no legs. Surely Angels inhabit us just as easily as Demons.
So in the end, super scary because it is real, so real you don't want to pull out a Oujia Board and say 'Talk to me, is there anyone there'
I dare you, after reading this book, I double dog dare you!
Ed and Lorraine both. I truly belive they can tap into these forces of the spirit world.
It was good audio reading, it kept me listening, engaged.
The Devil or God, choose a side, else it be choosen for you. I kid but this point rang true. Be Positive and good things come (I know, I am and they do) but be negative, run to this negative energy and what do you expect will happen.
One of the most fascinating books I couldn't finish..or didn't dare to finish. Read it, you will sew what I mean when you read this book.
A True Story, often so better than Fiction. How the story was woven from historical to modern day, allowing the family views to the scientiest. It was a wonderful read who I would recommend everyone read. Why? It shows no matter how small, one person can change the world for the better!
Imagine never Knowing your mother. I had that experaince but at least at 18 I had a chance to meet her before she died shortly after. Deborah never had this, was shuffed to a horrible home, beaten and abused. As she emerged in Adult life, this haunted her.
This story allower to get to know her past, her future and bonded a family in one purpose, the get the credit due to one amazing Mother.
The ugly truth behind the Black Communities medical testing. Cruel, Horrible to Heroic at times.
The reader was just fantastic, one of my favorite so far.
The Death of Deborah, especially as explained in the post script. It hits home.
Every Human Matters, have empathy for all. This was a story about a Mother a Daughter new had a chance to know, a Sister that was lost to hear. Had not this book been written, a most wonderful family line would have never been shown the light.
I was a big fan of the 'Old' Stephen King when he was pure. I had read this as a Teen. It was always one of my favorite books. Later as I got to be Audible based, I kept looking for it over 5 years until, finally the Audible Version came out!
This story is solidly based on the main characters, he weaves their story's of a Pregnant Teen, A lonely teen ager, Good Old Boy Texans and Dark Women, Men gone bad in Prision and the Devil Incarnate
Good vs Evil, the ultimate story. This book weaved the tale back and forth like a fine tapestry, the ulitmate storyline that kept me up late listening this book. It was one I couldn't leave.
So just hope you don't have 'Trashcan Man' in your area, much less a guy in Jean Jacket, leather boots and a black amulet.
Few master such a grand tale over the long run of this very long book. To me this is and will always be Stephen Kings masterpiece!
Good vs Evil ..who wins comes down to the last second of the book.
I had high expectations on this book. As any audible owner knows the Reader can make or break it. Grover Gardner pulled it off perfectly.
To many to list, but I am a sucker for a good ending. This one has some very sad moments in it, but any good story does!
Finally Stephen King....what took you so long to release this book to Audible!
I never read the book, but I think the Audio has to be better
A truly great story. You think ..What is 5 people in an Apartment about...Trust me on this, the levels of this book amazed me. They just kept going. It kept me glued.
Nate and Zeela.
I could have. I made the mistake of listening to this before I go to sleep..ha...the story kept going and kept me up late at night.
Probably one of the best overall stories I have listened to in a long time. I was sad when it ended, that is a mark of a great book right!
Yes, it keeps you anticipating the next moves.
Not anyone character, they were all played out equally well.
The Lost Treasure of the Water Pit.
A rare find, I am so glad I picked this up! The Narration is great, a love story and a happy ending (of sorts)
Upon another great review and as a fellow 'Zombie' genre lover, I bought this book not expecting much. But as I listened more and more it draws you in. Fast paced, realistic and gritty. My only 'ummm' was the ending...but then that is what we all look for ...closure. Lets just say the book was very well done and I am glad I bought this audio book. And now..sigh...the hunt for yet another good book!
Historical and Accurate.
I don't live in Texas now, but ah the memories it brought back and ones I never knew. Did you know that during the Great Depression, the East Texas Oil Fields were booming and work was plentiful.
Thsi goes over the nail biting deals, debt and fortunes made during this days. A very exciting historical book. I highly recommend it.
This was a sleeper hit, I didn't expect it to be this good.
From 'Breathers' I went to this one, and was pleasantly suprised. The storyline kept me going till the end! Very well done.
Who needs Vampires, Zombies you can kill guilt free !
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