A helicopter has crashed near Safe Haven and unleashed something horrifying. Now this merciless force is about to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate. As residents begin dying in a storm of gory violence, Safe Haven's only chance for survival will rest with an aging county sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom. And each will have this harrowing thought: Maybe death hasn't come to their town by accident...
©2009 Jack Kilborn; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This is the first time I have ever rated any title 5 stars. I absolutely loved this book, everything about it was great. It was very exciting right from the beginning, I would recommend it to anyone who loves thrillers. I am a huge Koontz fan but I am switching over to Jack Kilborn. Mr. Kilborn does not go over board with his description to details like so many other authors do and Phil Gigante's narration was PERFECT!!!!! I could vividly picture each character and really get into what was happening to them. This is the first book I have listened to that caught my attention in the first 5 minutes. It had a great plot twist and the characters were strong and determined. I couldn't wait to get back into the car and listen to more. I will be anxiously waiting for Afraid's sequel "Trapped" to come to audible and I will be listening to more of Mr. Gigante as well.
I really enjoyed this book. It was simple, well-written and delivered more than it promised. It reads like a well-done B movie. Lots of fun.
This book is NOT for the squeamish. I read some of the reviews before buying this book, and although their warnings were very clear, I didn't understand the depth of the squirm factor. There were several long passages that were excrutiating to listen to--not through any lack of skill on Kilborn's part, but precicely the opposite--a detailed and explicit depiction of torture. Believe the reviewers on this one!
For fans of horror and suspense, this is a winner.
Not for those with a weak stomach, but great fun! Is the plot far-fetched... for sure! Are the characters (especially the bad guys) over the top...yup! Will this book give you the chills...absolutely (but with a smile on your face). It is well written, the story keeps hurling along almost without a break, and the characters are well developed and enjoyable. One of the few books lately that had me right from the start and kept me going until the end. One note about the reader: Mr. Gigante is without a doubt, one of the best narrators in the business. He is so good at making the separate characters different, you would swear that there are 4 or 5 different people reading. He is obviously having a great time......almost too good! His interpretation of Santiago and Ernie (two bad guys) is downright scary (and a bit weird). This one is a keeper!
Non stop action from start to finish. Author goes above and beyond the gross out factor numerous times. Very enjoyable book and great narrator!
Love scary stories and thrillers.
I couldn't stop listening! Very intense. I walked around with my iPod all day to see how it all ended. Great book!
Story was pretty thrilling but a little far fetched. Characters a little to macho and hard to believe. Action and fighting was like a Bruce Willis "Die Hard" movie. Was definitely gruesome in parts.
I just finished listening, and WOW! this book is great! It is a little on the gory side, but that just adds to the intensity of the story. AFRAID is a truly scary book, that tells an amazing story and just keeps getting better and better!! It will keep you hooked from the beginning to the very end, Very Highly Recommended!!!
needed a book to get me through the night and for the price and length this one did the trick- the narration was over the top which worked well for this book because the whole premise was over the top including the gore- if it was a movie it would be a solid b horror/action type film- it was by no means a classic, more like fun literary junk food- but the story line was cohesive,and even though you could pretty much guess the ending- it was suspense full enough to keep me going and the violence was new and creative as far as that stuff goes-
Not just improbable. Inconceivable. I stopped listening. Gratuitous gore. Too many bleeding-heart contrivances in favour of the evil-doers for me. Waste of a good credit.Who would enjoy it? I hope no one in my life would enjoy Afraid.
One in which there are no psychopaths who's victims don't fight back.
He did the many voices and the screams very well.
Not an appropriate question. They were all just fodder for the psychopaths anyway.
Someone somewhere will enjoy this book. I would never think of having it removed from a library because I believe in freedom of expression; but, why would you write this stuff?
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