WELCOME TO SAFE HAVEN, POPULATION 907...
Nestled in the woods of Wisconsin, Safe Haven is miles from everything. With one road in and out, this is a town so peaceful it has never needed a full-time police force. Until now...
A helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of town and something terrible has been unleashed. A classified secret weapon programmed to kill anything that stands in its way. Now it's headed for the nearest lights to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate.
Soon all phone lines are dead and the road is blocked. Safe Haven's only chance for survival rests on the shoulders of an aging county sheriff. And as the body count rises, the sheriff realizes something even more terrifying—maybe death hasn't come to his little town by accident...
WELCOME TO SAFE HAVEN, POPULATION 907... 906... 905...
AFRAID by Jack Kilborn
Are you afraid of the dark? You will be.
©2009 Jack Kilborn; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
All the poor reviews are true. It's one grizzly murder after the other. I like a good murder mystery. I like a good sci-fi adventure. I like JA Konrath's Jack Daniels series. I don't like slasher movies, and I think that is what this is in book form.
This is just gore with no direction or meaning. I couldn't finish it.
With all the bad reviews I had to see what was so bad. To be honest I enjoyed it. It wasn't too much and wasn't too little. I found it to be pretty good for the genera. If you like torture and death it's for you. It's not sleep with the lights on scary but once again it was pretty good.
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Not only NOT worth a credit, it's a truly awful and unnecessarily gory book. And I LIKE Stephen King books.
The narration was good-or as good as could be expected from a poor story arc-and the basic premise behind the book is a good one but for some reason the author needed to try and make it more violent, gory and just plain gross than the plot called for.
Though nothing like the Chelsea Cain "Heartbreak" books, I was reminded of them while listening to this - and I did listen to the whole thing. thats the frustrating part..the premise was good..WHY did these monsters want 'Warren' so badly. The reason why was a big let down and the ending trite.
I've not heard of the author before and I doubt I'll be looking for more of his work
Perhaps because I recently listened to Kilborn's Endurance, which was fantastic, this one fell pretty short. Kilborn is a master of sadism and gore, and Afraid delivers, but the pacing and story aren't as solid as in Endurance and it was sorely missed. I didn't care about the characters much, although I admit there was a scene toward the end that involved a monkey that had me actually crying boo-hoo tears of sadness, but I'm a sucker for critters. The bad guys are some kind of military creation, leave it at that, which somehow isn't as much fun as accidents of nature. That said, I couldn't stop listening until the end, so not bad at all, if you're a fan of the genre!
I don't give spoilers
Not one of my favorites but good enough not to be bad. The military lose a group of chemically enhanced killers, who terrorize a small town in Wisconsin.
It's in my top 5.
It did! Everytime I took a break I had to go back and find out what happened.
Wiley. But Phil was a great narrator overall!
Worth the purchase! I really enjoyed it!
The narrative is stilted, characters, particularly the antagonists, uninteresting and the lukewarm plot leaves much to be desired.
Coupled with an overly dramatic narrator what you got here is an incredibly regretful purchase.
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
Interesting read/listen I enjoyed the story line and the characters with the follow thru of what they did and where they ended up at the end of the book. The military side of it was most interesting and the killers themselves were interesting as well. The who's and why's proved to be capturing and I'd recommend the book to anyone who enjoys a government conspiracy type story.
I'm torn somewhat about this book. It consists of mostly graphic depictions of torture and mass murder, but like a train wreck it's hard to look away. I found all of it distasteful, but the story did keep moving and the narration was perfect. I suppose my only other complaint is that it had a few places where it could have broken away from the tired old formulas they use to write stories that make each one identical to the last, and try something new. Instead they went with the old "our government is secretly evil" story.
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