We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Chasing the Dead | [Joe Schreiber]

Chasing the Dead

"You have a very lovely little girl," breathed the voice on the phone. And just like that, Susan Young is drawn into a living nightmare. A stranger has kidnapped Sue's daughter, Veda. But he doesn't want Sue's money, only her suffering -- and he will kill Veda if Sue doesn't follow his every command.
Regular Price:$20.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A stranger has kidnapped her daughter, Veda. But he doesn't want Sue's money, only her suffering -- and he will kill Veda if Sue doesn't follow his every command. With detailed instructions, the faceless abductor leads Sue into a blinding snowstorm on the longest night of the year, to a place she has not traveled to since childhood. The voice on the other end of the line somehow knows Sue's deepest, most chilling secret, an ominous incident from her past, buried long ago.

Across the loneliest back roads of Massachusetts, in the black expanse of a New England winter, Sue is forced to confront her most awful fears. She is met at each step by ever-increasing horrors created by a monster who is surely something less than human. In the hope of saving her daughter from a kidnapper whose origin seems darker than anything she could ever have imagined, Sue will discover just how much trauma and fright the human body is capable of absorbing.

Set over the course of a single night, Chasing the Dead is a fast-paced, ferociously tense supernatural thriller. With skill reminiscent of masters like Dean Koontz and David Morrell, Joe Schreiber has created a tableau of shock and horror, death and destruction, that will draw you in and never let you go.

©2006 Joe Schreiber; (P)2006 Tantor Media

What the Critics Say

"With its rural New England setting, this horror-fest pays respectful, clever homage to Stephen King's backyard." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.4 (125 )
5 star
 (27)
4 star
 (35)
3 star
 (35)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (9)
Overall
4.1 (17 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (17 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kim Plano, TX, USA 06-05-07
    Kim Plano, TX, USA 06-05-07 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    48
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    274
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Good, Fast-Paced Story"

    After reading classics and non-fiction for a few months, I was dying for a good horror story and this did not disappoint. The plot line develops very quickly, has many twists and turns along the way, and the ending is a satisfying one. My only complaint is with the reader, her voice just seemed to weak for the strong female lead character and was distracting at times.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer White Bear Lake, MN, USA 05-15-07
    Jennifer White Bear Lake, MN, USA 05-15-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Book"

    I loved this. I bought this on a whim and do not regret it. It is fast paced and keeps you guessing. The anticipation of finding out who and why and what is almost too much. It is a great book. Do get it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Candace Tracy, CA, United States 08-31-07
    Candace Tracy, CA, United States 08-31-07 Member Since 2005

    Daily commuter relying on Audible to keep awake. I need excitement! If something crazy doesn't happen in the first 20 mins I'm done!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    114
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    317
    54
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    1
    Overall
    "Chasing the Dead (Unabridged)"

    The story is good and fast paced, however the narrator was so horrible I could not finish it. Her reading style was that of someone reading a bed-time story to a child. She sounded as if she were whispering loudly and it was so irritating - like nails on a chalk board. I had to give up the audio and went out and bought the paperback.

    Narrators do not usually bother me unless one is switched in the middle of a series. But this one... well... I'll avoid any audio books in the future that list her.

    Sorry ;o(

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Paula Laurel, MS, USA 08-06-07
    Paula Laurel, MS, USA 08-06-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    106
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "couldn't finish it"

    I had to stop listening when I just didn't care if the main character made it or not. The gory details kept repeating themselves and the general content could not hold my attention. If you like the style of Stephen King you will probably not like this listen.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. Jones Los Angeles, CA 04-30-08
    C. Jones Los Angeles, CA 04-30-08 Listener Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    85
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Unfortunate choice of narrator"

    The narrator apparently thought she was reading Mother Goose to children. Her soft, childlike voice never conveyed fear or drama. The novel would have been better served by another narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    HJECS South Bend Indiana 03-18-08
    HJECS South Bend Indiana 03-18-08 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    47
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "okay"

    Not good... Not bad...just okay

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Johnna Elmwood Park, IL, USA 10-15-07
    Johnna Elmwood Park, IL, USA 10-15-07 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    95
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Not worth the time"

    Maybe a different reader would have made a difference. Her tone made it much less a horror story than, as another reviewer said, like she was reading a bed time story. I was very disappointed. I wish I had read it rather than listened to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael FPO, AP, United States 02-12-13
    Michael FPO, AP, United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great twists and turns!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This story has a bit of horror, action, and suspense blended in a unique line. Keeps your attention throughout the read, from start to the end.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the plot gave enough information for you to get involved with the character and watched as it all came together for the finale.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the heroine finds out whose in the back!


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

    Immortal zombies, a unique twist!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kitty Reno, NV 07-19-10
    Kitty Reno, NV 07-19-10 Member Since 2002

    I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    156
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    684
    121
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    70
    3
    Overall
    "Ridiculous"

    When I start a book, I commit to finish it. I rarely give up, hoping to find some redeeming quality. I found none in this ridiculous story. Don't waste your time or credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. Collins Annapolis, Md 08-20-08
    J. Collins Annapolis, Md 08-20-08 Member Since 2005

    JAC

    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    250
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good horror novel"

    I enjoyed this read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 15 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.