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Bad Moon Rising: The Pine Deep Trilogy, Book 3 | [Jonathan Maberry]

Bad Moon Rising: The Pine Deep Trilogy, Book 3

Each year, the residents of Pine Deep host the Halloween Festival, drawing tourists and celebrities from across the country to enjoy the deliciously creepy fun. Those who visit the small Pennsylvania town are out for a good time, but those who live there are desperately trying to survive. For a monstrous evil lives among them, a savage presence whose malicious power has grown too powerful even for death to hold it back.
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Publisher's Summary

A new master of terror reigns supreme, and in his most horrifying novel yet, the clash between good and evil explodes in an apocalyptic showdown few will survive.

From a funfest to a bloodfest….

Each year, the residents of Pine Deep host the Halloween Festival, drawing tourists and celebrities from across the country to enjoy the deliciously creepy fun. Those who visit the small Pennsylvania town are out for a good time, but those who live there are desperately trying to survive.

For a monstrous evil lives among them, a savage presence whose malicious power has grown too powerful even for death to hold it back. Only a handful of brave souls stand against the King of the Dead and a red wave of destruction. Daylight is fading, and a bad moon is rising over Pine Deep. Keep watching the shadows.

Jonathan Maberry is the multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Ghost Road Blues, the first of a trilogy of thrillers with a supernatural bite. A professional writer and writing teacher, he has sold more than one thousand articles, seventeen nonfiction books, six novels, and two plays.

Keep chilled: listen to more in the Pine Deep trilogy.

©2008 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“One of the best supernatural thrillers of recent years.” (John Connolly, New York Times best-selling author)

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    Sean Homer, NY, United States 02-11-13
    Sean Homer, NY, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2011

    Sean

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    "Maberry does it again..Excellent!!!"
    Would you listen to Bad Moon Rising again? Why?

    Yes- characters are intriguing and story is compelling.


    What other book might you compare Bad Moon Rising to and why?

    You know that is really hard... I like the fantasy/sci-fi/horroresque novels and the way Jonathan writes and the characters he develops are very unique! I just like his style!


    Which character – as performed by Tom Weiner – was your favorite?

    Malcolm Crow of course!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Jonathan does such a good job with his character development that I found myself getting internally angry with Ruger and Vic Wingate!


    Any additional comments?

    Great book... I highly recommend the Joe Ledger series!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret wurtsboro, NY, United States 11-13-12
    Margaret wurtsboro, NY, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome"

    Great series, crazy even - Jonathan at his best!!!! I wont be a spoiler, but WOW

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Temperance, MI, United States 11-03-11
    Shawn Temperance, MI, United States 11-03-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Climax of the Trilogy! lights, camera, Blood."

    Finally, the conclusion to the pine deep trilogy. The first two books left alot of open questions, here is where they are all answered. Great job Mr Maberry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Bedford, TX, United States 08-18-14
    Doug Bedford, TX, United States 08-18-14 Member Since 2006

    DG

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    "I finally finished the series"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I am a huge fan of Jonathan Mayberry and the Joe ledger series. I made an assumption that this series would be the same quality of the Ledger series. Story didn't keep me captivated. Too many vulgarities. I am not offended my vulgarities if there it fits a situation that you can imagine using them. This series the hidden agenda appeared to be how many the writer can use in the story. I can not suggest this series should be read. A waste of time and money.


    What could Jonathan Maberry have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Better plot development and less confusing on to characters.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bad Moon Rising?

    Clean up the language and make the mythical creature something that seemed possible. I know that the whole idea of Zombies, vampires, and werewolf's are a bit difficult to believe. But his other books the characters seemed logical,


    Any additional comments?

    Do not purchase

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Damascus, MD 06-25-14
    Amazon Customer Damascus, MD 06-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story that keeps moving"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. The story which is all three books, moves along. The reader does a good job of voices and gets you into the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to say. Vic Wingate was portrayed greatly as someone you want to hate...


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

    His voices made you feel the character's emotions.


    If you could rename Bad Moon Rising, what would you call it?

    Hell night has cometh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bobby Kingsland, GA, United States 03-17-14
    Bobby Kingsland, GA, United States 03-17-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Wow, what a great series"

    Wow, what a great series. I first became a fan of J. Maberrys with his Joe Ledger Books. After I ripped through all 5 like a wildman, anything from Maberry had to be great so I added the Pine Deep Trilogy to my "To Do" list. The only thing I can complain about is that I waited so long to get started on it. Since the next Ledger book is coming out later this month (3/32/14) I decided to queue them up and go!
    I listened to all three back to back to back so this review is going to encompass all 3 books, but dont worry, Ill avoid spoilers. One piece of advice, forget everything you know about werewolves and vampires. Maberry has a really nice twist that will leave you a little lost until Bad Moon Rising (book 3) when it all comes together nicely.
    Great writing, great story, great characters, great narrator in Tom Weiner. When I first started I felt a Stephen King vibe in the depth of the characters and surroundings, but not a rip off way, just in the buildup. The story unfolds over the three books, and you are given bits along the way. Maberry treats us to a variety of bad guys, not just one or two. You get your pick of who you hate the most. So for me, this was a real good listen. If you like your listens in the 10 hour time frame, then this may be much for you since you'll invest 47 hours in it. If you like a nice long walk in the park of death and mayhem, then this is a good one. @byf2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Oenophile Nc 04-01-13
    Oenophile Nc 04-01-13 Member Since 2008

    In vino veritas

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    "This is the only one you need:"
    What did you love best about Bad Moon Rising?

    The good guys win! They survive werewolves, vampires, ghosts, nefarious drugged candy, child abuse and bad coffee


    What other book might you compare Bad Moon Rising to and why?

    I compared. It, unwisely, to the Joe Ledger series. I read all three books in this particular series, but you do not need to do so. Skip 1 and 2. This book recaps nicely, brings you up to date and proceeds at a good clip. It is not as good as the Ledger series books but it was worth the credit for the most part. The end was a bit rushed.


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

    He was a good narrator and had a good repertoire of voices, a nice pitch to his voice and appropriate pace.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Supernatural menagerie


    Any additional comments?

    Buy this book, skip 1 and 2 of this series and use the credits to get the Joe ledger series. Maberry is a hoot in those.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    brian middletown, NY, United States 03-04-13
    brian middletown, NY, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2007
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    "leaves you wanting more"
    What did you love best about Bad Moon Rising?

    Characters with depth and heroes you want to root for


    What other book might you compare Bad Moon Rising to and why?

    None


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The showdown with gris wall and terry the wolf comes to defend his wife


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No but I was saddend


    Any additional comments?

    It was a different take on the traditional werewolves and vampires

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sexy Bookworm Katy,TX 11-28-12
    Sexy Bookworm Katy,TX 11-28-12 Member Since 2011

    I didn't give myself this name.

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    "Jonathan Maberry is addicting"

    I loved this book; this series. Jonathan Maberry's PDT has given me a Book Hangover. I hope someday he revisits PD. I want to know what's up with Mike.

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    Steven Simi Valley, CA, United States 07-01-12
    Steven Simi Valley, CA, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2004
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    "It all comes together in Book 3!"

    Well, having invested several weeks listening to Jonathan Mayberry drag the reader through a rough first volume in Ghost Road Blues, and begin to mature as both a writer and storyteller in Book 2, Dead Man's Song, he finally hit his stride in Book 3 of The Pine Deep Trilogy, Bad Mon Rising. Not only is the plotting much more fluid but the overall storytelling has greatly improved since Book 1, and Mr. Mayberry throws every gruesome thing he can come up with at the reader as he brings all the warewolves, vampires of various kinds (including the zombie-esque "dead heads") and some new characters that liven up the storyline into the mix to make for a much faster paced and much, much more entertaining end to his trilogy of novels. I've beat on Mr. Weiner, the reader, in the previous two volumes' reviews for his stilted way of interpreting the story and it's characters, so I feel obliged to give him props in this final book as he seemed to have gained a better idea of how to read horror fiction. Again, fair warning: when I used the word "gruesome", I meant it. Even for horror fiction, which I've been reading since my youth, I don't think I've read/listened to a more overall dark and bloody story than Bad Moon Rising, not even in all the zombie fiction I read. No readers, this one is downright, well, gruesome! I hope that one day Mr. Mayberry will revisit Pine Deep now that his writing abilities have found their stride in the horror & thriller genres represented in the Joe Ledger series. So if you have made it through Books 1 & 2 of The Pine Deep Trilogy, you will be rewarded with this final installment. Just don't listen while eating. Never while eating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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