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Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up. Big mistake.
Susan soon discovers that her new home is crawling with bedbugs... or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she's going mad - until a more sinister explanation presents itself: she may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from Hell.
©2011 Ben H. Winters (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I listen to a lot of thriller/suspense fiction and this was just plain nonsense. Seriously. I understand that this genre requires a suspension of reality (which I love and do on a regular basis) but this was just plain stupid. Demonic bedbugs? Shame on me for buying it in the first place. I am embarrassed that I spent a credit on it. Get the book from the library and read it for free if you are so inclined just don't listen to the overly dramatically read, silliness that is this book.
Elisabeth Rodgers is definitely one of those narrators who delivers and execute each character she is giving she did an excellent job Any book narrated by her is worth a try
Throughout the book I found myself getting really annoyed at the main character but her character also kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time which made the book enjoyable
I listened to this book in one sitting I really liked it and it was worth the credit for the for the moment. It did deliver on suspense as I said and kept me on the edge of my seat although I more than likely will not listen to it again just because
My husband and I listen to this book since there were rumors of his favorite director working on a screen play for it. The book gave me the chills, so I can't wait to see it on the screen! Great concept and good twists!
I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!
Probably, lots of twists and turns. left me unsure.
I'm not sure how I feel about the story. I couldn't tell at the end if the bedbugs were real or if she was just crazy as a bedbug. lol
No, this was a first
I could picture it on FearNet of Chiller
Happiness is a good book!
This book scared the pudding out of me very vivid and well written. Bed bugs could happen to anybody.
if the story didn't go by the numbers to a painfully obvious conclusion, i'd like it more.
The characters were obvious and shallow in their relationship to each other, and the source of evil that causes the mayhem is unconvincing without the cliches that couch it.
rich, caricature, interesting
The anxiety of the main character was interesting, as one wasn't sure if it was insanity, or a supernatural reality tormenting the protagonist's mind. This was maintained for a little while.
The narrator has a wonderful voice, but her voice for male, baby, old lady etc. is so over the top, I would have been more persuaded if I was 5 and it was story time. She has read more than one book like this, unfortunately.
I don't think so. it is what is is--pure, unadulterated entertainment with some shock value.
I liked the character of the exterminator. She did not have a huge role in the novel, but she was cleverly created and witty.
Rodger's has a great voice that is possibly better than her material. She is so persuasive and is soothing and calming to lull you into the domestic drama. Then she can switch gears most effectively.
Absolutely. I would go knowing it was a trashy pleasure and I would enjoy every minute of it. I might even shout instructive comments to the screen.
This book is about as nutritious as a Big Mac but also as tasty.
I really wanted to enjoy this more than I did, but was not really surprised by the "twists." I had a deja vu feeling throughout that I'd read something like this before or seen it in a bad TV movie. Narration was okay and the story enjoyable enough despite that "been there already" feeling.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
THE STORY WAS TOO MUCH LIKE A LIFETIME MELODRAMA.
IT WAS NEVER MY STYLE BOOK IN THE FIRST PLACE. I THOUGHT IT MITE BE
MORE OF A LANDLORD TENANT NITMARE. ON THE STYLE OF PACIFIC HEIGHTS.
THE NARATOR WAS GREAT. CLEAR VOICE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE SHE HAS READ.
IT WAS ENTERTAINING.
THIS IS NOT MY STYLE BOOK SO I AM NOT A GOOD JUDGE. SOME PEOPLE MITE REALLY LOVE IT. I THINK THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF UNEXPLAINED THINGS IN THE BOOK. I FEEL UNSATISFIED WHEN THINGS ARE NOT EXPLAINED. I FEEL THE READER GETS CHEATED.
This book was an Ok listen.
This is my first book by this author.
The narrator did a very nice job portraying each character.
This book had an interesting enough plot to hold my attention but the writing needed to be tighter. Plot lines were left dangling never to be resolved. The author used the same phrases (it seemed a lot of the characters
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