Dean and Jess knew the house had a tragic past but it did not stop them from making the move with their young daughters. It was supposed to be a new - and bigger - home with which they could continue to build upon their already established happy memories but as the house's past begins to haunt them they realize it is not the dream they first hoped it to be.
From Matt Shaw (author of The Cabin, Happy Ever After and Sick B*stards) comes a new novella; a tale of psychological horror and slow-building tension leading to an unforgettable climax.
©2014 Matt Shaw (P)2014 Matt Shaw
I really enjoy a good 'Mystery/Thriller' but the narrator can cause me, at times, to not listen to what might have been a really good story.
I guess that the end of this story is left up to each individual reader because there certainly wasn't one in the final chapter!
First off, the narrarator did this thing with his voice where he would drop it down unnaturally low; it was very annoying. I think I could have dealt with it if it had been the book's only issue.
The story itself started off okay and held my attention well for a while. It wasn't one that was difficult to walk away from, but I did care about the characters and wnated to know what was going on with them. And then, the story shifted. It went from being a supernatural thriller to one that should be filed away in the erotica section. In the beginning, the couple in the story was intimate, but by the end of the book, everyone was and in a more graphic manner than they were in the beginning. It was like he couldn't figure out what to do with these characters, so he would fill the pages with sex and hope for the best. The actual story line at the end of the book was weak and was poorly covered by the author's attempt at erotica. It was not scary and was actually pretty lame.
For the most part, yes. Enjoyed the story up until the final scene. More disappointed than surprised. At first, enjoyed the suspected paranormal approach. Kind of wished it had remained so. The ending or final scene was too much of a let down.
Of course not. Although, I didn't enjoy the final scene of this particular story, still would continue to read more of this author's contributions.
Wayne Farrell's performance was top notch. His voice and inflections reflected the story perfectly. Would continue to listen to his other performances.
I am a part time fiction writer and do specialize very close to this genre. Yes, I'm afraid his story of A House in the Country does inspire me to return to my writing.
My criticism of A House in the Country is best described as a story left unfinished. There was too much left unsaid and undone.
I have only listerned to the audio but I would buy the print version.
I loved the twists in the story but I loved the ending.
This is the first Wayne Farrell audio I have listered to and I really enjoyed it.
I made me think. Never dismiss your children as most things they say or see is the truth.
"What a let-down!"
Can appreciate there are short stories but this just didn't have enough time or quality to go anywhere - got to the end and just thought 'so what'?!! :-/
Not at all! BUT wouldn't be tempted to read any more of author's books!
Pseudo-creepy , condescending voice! Nearly gave up a couple times but hoped the story would be a good one - but being as it wasn't, feel let down and cheated on that book.
It had the potential to be BETTER that's the sad and unfortunate thing!
"Rather condescending narrator"
I found the narrator carries a rather condescending / patronising tone throughout the story. Unfortunate really.
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