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Afraid | [Jack Kilborn]

Afraid

Welcome to Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Miles from everything, with one road in and out, this peaceful town has never needed a full-time police force. Until now.... 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Safe Haven, Wisconsin. Miles from everything, with one road in and out, this peaceful town has never needed a full-time police force. Until now....

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.

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    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 10-18-10
    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 10-18-10 Member Since 2013
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    "A Thriller In Every Sense"

    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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lorrie Lubecki 03-31-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent!"

    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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kendall Rockaway, NJ, USA 05-11-09
    Kendall Rockaway, NJ, USA 05-11-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Gory and Good"

    Non stop action from start to finish. Author goes above and beyond the gross out factor numerous times. Very enjoyable book and great narrator!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States 05-09-09
    Lee Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States 05-09-09 Member Since 2008

    Love scary stories and thrillers.

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    "Constantly suspenseful!"

    I couldn't stop listening! Very intense. I walked around with my iPod all day to see how it all ended. Great book!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Tucson, AZ, USA 05-08-09
    Pam Tucson, AZ, USA 05-08-09
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    "Afraid"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Schilz Aspen Colorado 05-05-09
    Joe Schilz Aspen Colorado 05-05-09 Member Since 2015
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    "AMAZING!"

    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!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Trudy L. Soura up state ny 05-03-09
    Trudy L. Soura up state ny 05-03-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Afraid"

    This is a KILLER Book, I cant wait for another by this authur !!!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Cow SGV 04-08-09
    Holly Cow SGV 04-08-09 Member Since 2005

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    "great action even if the plot is cheesy"

    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-

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    angelrbb Burleson, TX 08-23-12
    angelrbb Burleson, TX 08-23-12 Member Since 2013

    I'm a big fan of horror, sci-fi, dystopian, and post apocalyptic novels.

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    "Completely unbelievable, but still entertaining."
    What did you like best about this story?

    This story is chock full of gore. The story itself is kind of ridiculous, but if you like over-the-top violence, you'll like this book. Also, how can you not love a book that features both a human-like monkey and a loyal dog?


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    Sharon 07-19-12
    Sharon 07-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very intense book, well written and surprising"
    Would you listen to Afraid again? Why?

    I will definitely read it again since this book is filled with so much information I'm sure I will enjoy it it different ways.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense never let up, it constantly kept moving along with new surprises.


    What does Phil Gigante bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was able to do at least 8 male and female voices very well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, many but I don't want to ruin the surprises!


    Any additional comments?

    People who do not like intense violence should not read this book!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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