Arlene is running from her old life. While driving a desert road in the middle of nowhere, her car breaks down, forcing her to seek refuge in a small diner. Diner owner Joe strikes a tentative deal with Arlene: in exchange for waitressing one night, he will cover the repairs to her car. On the surface things appear legitimate, but Arlene can't shake the feeling there's something off about Joe and his cliché diner.
©2012 Eugene Penny (P)2016 Eugene Penny
I have an eclectic taste in books. I move from Jodi Picoult to Gillian Flynn. From Ken Kesey to Janet Evanovich. If it is good, I'll read it
Most books are written so straightforward these days that it's hard to find something completely unexpected. It's even more rare to find a story with the kind of great plot twists that made shows like the Twilight Zone so deliciously creepy. Gene Penny managed to pen a dark story worthy of the horror genre. What a fun listen. Bravo, Mr Penny!
I usually read between five and eight books a week. I can honestly say that this is one of the best books that I have read in the last 12 months. I don't want to give too much away but it is fantastic from beginning to end. Some people may hesitate on spending a credit on a book that is so short, these people would really be missing out on a great adventure. I was voluntarily provided a review copy by the author publisher or narrator
Quiet man who enjoy Audible Audio-books as a way to escape from the world each day. They provide an excellent soundtrack for my daily walks.
Yes I would. I loved the creepiness and mystery of the setting and the characters. There was layers upon layers to what was going on with the story all the way until the end It was such a fun story to hear.
Joe the owner of the diner. He serves the customers the best burger in the middle of nowhere.
My favorite scene was the was last of the book. I really don't want to spoil it. Just get the book. It is well worth it.
I laughed but then I was an EMT for 13 years and have an odd sense of humor and enjoy horror novels.
"This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom."
The characters were engaging and well thought out. I also liked how everything came together.
Black Rain kinda reminded me of Diana Roland's White Trash Zomibie. The main character has that same Southern drawl. She was prone to sharp funny comebacks at times,
Ann brought the characters to life in a way that was funny, and at the same time, compelling.
I saw a "one star" Amazon.com kindle review for this story and was completely baffled. Not everyone will enjoy this story the way I did. But, it just seemed this story was unfairly rated based solely on the reviewers interpretation of "cheesy" and dislike of the title. I highly recommend this title!
Arlene is escaping a bad situation. One the reader is only given small details of when her VW bug breaks down on a lonely dessert road. The closest thing to civilization is a beat up diner a few miles back. Once there she's faced with quincidences and strange happenings.
The narrator, Anna M. Richardson added a lot of extra amusement to this already amszing story with her southern accent. It's a perfect combination.
The story is short and easy to do in one listening. It also flows easy with natural transitions. Gene Penny did a great job in such a short book building character and suspense. The ending is catchy too.
Really fun book!
I got this book free through audiobook boom.
When Arlene's car breaks down, she goes to the nearest place to get help. It happens to be a diner. When she finds out the cost of the repairs she doesn't know what to do as she doesn't have the money. The owner tells her that he will pay the repairs if she does the night shift at the diner. She readily agrees but little does she know that not everything is at it seems.
This was such an awesome short read. It starts out normally and then gets creepier and creepier. Then when the storm comes, well things get even scarier and then the author goes and gives us a twist I didn't see!! Extremely well written and developed, It's a short, quick read but one you will devour.
In all, this was a fast read, It grabbed me from the start and I flew through it. I must check out more from the author.
Ann M. Richardson was easy to listen to and brought Arlene to life. I felt like she enjoyed reading the story and as such, read it well. I thoroughly enjoyed the listen.
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Great story, kind of twilight zone twists in the plot. Narrator was fantastic with multiple characters.
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A good listen makes for an amazing day!
A thrilling ride from start to finish. loved it!
Gritty and Strong Performance for a thrilling ride.
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