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.
 >   > 
Crota: A Novel | [Owl Goingback]

Crota: A Novel

It is called Crota...and it has awakened. Sheriff Skip Harding is called out to investigate a double homicide unlike any he has seen before. The bodies have been torn to pieces in the woods. Some think it's a bear. But others whisper something different. "It is the Crota," they say, - the great beast of Native American legend that one day will reawaken. Now that day has arrived.
Regular Price:$16.79
  • 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

It is called Crota...and it has awakened. Sheriff Skip Harding is called out to investigate a double homicide unlike any he has seen before. The bodies have been torn to pieces in the woods. Some think it's a bear. But others whisper something different. "It is the Crota," they say, - the great beast of Native American legend that one day will reawaken. Now that day has arrived.

©1996 Owl Goingback; (P)2004 Books in Motion

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (65 )
5 star
 (24)
4 star
 (22)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.0 (29 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (11)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.0 (28 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Evelyn Hernando, FL, United States 12-20-11
    Evelyn Hernando, FL, United States 12-20-11 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    34
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    92
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing story!"
    What did you love best about Crota?

    The whole story keeps you in suspence. Mr. Goingback's imagination is incredible...


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

    Yes, with all the mystery and killing. It was unpredictable.


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

    Yes, I loved his voice very clear, pleasant and sexy too.


    If you could rename Crota, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't dare.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish that Mr. Goingback would write more books like this one. I have all of his books. I enjoyed each and one of them.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sweetppp Englewood, OH, United States 05-13-11
    Sweetppp Englewood, OH, United States 05-13-11 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    3
    Overall
    "Well written story that belongs in the Horror Genr"

    Great story!!! This was the first of Mr Goingback's books I read. All '5'? of his works are great. Now Mr. Goingback, it's time for you to start writing again! Your readers are waiting!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nathan Wakarusa, KS, United States 11-11-10
    Nathan Wakarusa, KS, United States 11-11-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    91
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    29
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    24
    0
    Overall
    "Really good!"

    This is a good scary monster book. It is fast paced and is really enjoyable. The cops getting handled had me a little tense at one point. This is a good book for anyone that enjoys man vs monster stories. Its well written and the narrator did a good job as well. Would recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ANN E CAMPBELL 03-02-08 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good!"

    I've been a horror fan for 25 years (my mom took me to see my first horror movie, jaws, at age 6). This is the first book, in a long time, that had me scared in the first chapter. Thank you! Owl Goingback, for a fabulous listen!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kate Dedham, MA, United States 03-20-11
    Kate Dedham, MA, United States 03-20-11 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    41
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    182
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    1
    Overall
    "Try this you want something dark and different"

    I really enjoyed this one and was scared at several points ... enough that the soles of my feet broke out in a sweat. For me, this was a new and original retelling of the age old struggles of good against evil. Owl Goingback is a capable storyteller. Clearly he deserved winning the Bram Stoker Award for this one. It is not a perfect story but the best ones rarely are. Gotta go ... time to purchase the others books by Owl Goingback and maybe a really nice hardcover edition of this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kevin Winter Garden, FL, USA 11-29-08
    Kevin Winter Garden, FL, USA 11-29-08 Member Since 2007

    Do not Follow Me. Learn to lead.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    505
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Dean Koontz meets Tony Hillerman"

    The literary elite might find faults with this work but I found it to be a very good story. It is an intersting combination of Native American lore and modern day mystery. If you enjoy either Koontz or Hillerman you will enjoy this one. I look forward to more of this authors work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    M. Tetzner Hamburg Germany 04-28-08
    M. Tetzner Hamburg Germany 04-28-08 Listener Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    60
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "crota - it's okay"

    I am not going to say that this is a hidden gem or anyting - far from it.
    When I read this one other review here, I must admit that one pushed me over the edge. You know, the girl that says she's been into the horror-genre for 25 years and this one finally scared here.
    As expected, nothing here scared me, but I don't know about you: do you ever really get scared, literally?
    Having said that, considering the many terrible reviews the book got at amazon (among some good ones), this was decent. Nothing special. But not bad, either. If I was to truly recommend someting, though, I'd say "the killer's wife", which I finished today.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kimberly Sylmar, CA, United States 10-11-14
    Kimberly Sylmar, CA, United States 10-11-14 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    77
    55
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    22
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pretty good"

    This was a pretty good monster tail. I really enjoyed it. It was fast pace and well thought out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    galen leary 10-13-08
    galen leary 10-13-08 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Good listen"

    Not the best out there but if you like horror, more like B horror films, then this is for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-9 of 9 results
Sort by:
  • Audrey
    Preston, United Kingdom
    1/4/12
    Overall
    "Gripping thriller"

    From the first few minutes I was hooked and I listened through to the very end (until 3.20am!). Great audio book, definitely worth getting.

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

    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.