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Bedbugs Audiobook
Bedbugs
Written by: 
Ben H. Winters
Narrated by: 
Elisabeth Rodgers
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Bedbugs Audiobook

Bedbugs

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FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker's fee.

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.

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    Kathleen 06-25-14
    Kathleen 06-25-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Nope, don't buy it."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Raven 06-20-14
    Raven 06-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Give it a try"
    Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

    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


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

    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


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shauna ME, United States 02-28-13
    Shauna ME, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book, can't wait for the movie!!"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 01-10-13
    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 01-10-13 Member Since 2016

    I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!

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    "Sceevy"
    Would you try another book from Ben H. Winters and/or Elisabeth Rodgers?

    Probably, lots of twists and turns. left me unsure.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    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


    Have you listened to any of Elisabeth Rodgers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was a first


    Could you see Bedbugs being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could picture it on FearNet of Chiller


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 12-09-12
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 12-09-12 Listener Since 2007

    Happiness is a good book!

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    "Scary & could happen sort of.."

    This book scared the pudding out of me very vivid and well written. Bed bugs could happen to anybody.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    waylon los angeles, CA, United States 08-08-12
    waylon los angeles, CA, United States 08-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Story is tired weak sauce"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    if the story didn't go by the numbers to a painfully obvious conclusion, i'd like it more.


    What was most disappointing about Ben H. Winters’s story?

    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.


    What three words best describe Elisabeth Rodgers’s voice?

    rich, caricature, interesting


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie 06-27-12
    Natalie 06-27-12 Member Since 2014
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    "It's an entertaining "junk-food" kind of book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I don't think so. it is what is is--pure, unadulterated entertainment with some shock value.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the character of the exterminator. She did not have a huge role in the novel, but she was cleverly created and witty.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    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.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is about as nutritious as a Big Mac but also as tasty.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Clearlake, CA, United States 05-06-12
    Stephanie Clearlake, CA, United States 05-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Guilty Pleasure"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 03-09-12
    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2012

    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!

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    "NOT MY STYLE BOOK"
    What disappointed you about Bedbugs?

    THE STORY WAS TOO MUCH LIKE A LIFETIME MELODRAMA.


    Has Bedbugs turned you off from other books in this genre?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Elisabeth Rodgers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    THE NARATOR WAS GREAT. CLEAR VOICE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE SHE HAS READ.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    IT WAS ENTERTAINING.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Diana 12-05-11
    Diana 12-05-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting plot. Writing could have been better."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book was an Ok listen.


    If you’ve listened to books by Ben H. Winters before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first book by this author.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    The narrator did a very nice job portraying each character.


    Do you think Bedbugs needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No,


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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