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Endurance

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Publisher's Summary

WELCOME TO THE RUSHMORE INN

The bed and breakfast was hidden in the hills of West Virginia. Wary guests wondered how it could stay in business at such a creepy, remote location. Especially with its bizarre, presidential decor and eccentric proprietor.

ONCE YOU CHECK IN...

When the event hotel for the national Iron Woman triathlon accidentally overbooked, competitor Maria was forced to stay at the Rushmore. But after checking into her room, she quickly realized she wasn't alone. First her suitcase wasn't where she put it. Then her cell phone was moved. Finally, she heard an odd creaking under the bed. Confusion quickly turned to fear, and fear to hysteria when she discovered the front door was barred and the windows were bricked over. There was no way out.

...YOU'LL BE DYING TO LEAVE

One year later, four new female athletes have become guests of the Inn. Will they escape the horrors within its walls? Or will they join the many others who have died there, in ways too terrible to imagine?

ENDURANCE by Jack Kilborn
Are you brave enough to finish?

A Word of Warning

Originally scheduled to be released in paperback in 2010, the publisher read the final version of the manuscript and refused to release it.

This is a disturbing, terrifying book. You may think you're brave enough to handle it. But you're probably not...

©2010 Jack Kilborn and J.A. Konrath (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Angie Jimenez 03-11-16 Member Since 2015

    Books are for dreaming with eyes wide open.

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    "Blood and guts and thrills!"

    Good lord this book was bloody but oddly satisfying. The good guys and girls were awesome, the bad guys were awful, and the ending was great. Get this book if you think you can stomach it.

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    D. DeVries Northwest, IN. 02-29-16
    D. DeVries Northwest, IN. 02-29-16 Member Since 2013

    I have a quilting business. Since I love to read, I cannot read a book and quilt at the same time. Now I can listen to books and quilt too.

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    "Good story line although improbable."
    What did you love best about Endurance?

    The story itself was quite good. I wanted to hear it all to the end...even though so many things in the story line were bothersome to me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Felix for his tenacity.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration in my opinion was way overdone in several of the characters. The number one voice that personally bothered me was the voice of the mother/grandmother. She was in her 60's and the narrator had her sounding like a 100 year old woman. Geesh, I'm in my 60's and his rendition of her was totally overdone. In many other characters too. The narrator certainly has talent...but in this case...overdone.


    Who was the most memorable character of Endurance and why?

    Maria and Felix


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the story line,....even though it was a very unlikely story. I wanted to finish the book...glad I did. I think the author set the ending up for another book. This one was enough for me. But all in all I'm not sorry I listened to it.

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    Jane from Texas 01-14-16
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    "Grisly, gory fun! (yes, I said fun)"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Endurance to be better than the print version?

    I don't know. I didn't read the print version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Endurance?

    The interactions between the characters especially Mal and Deb and between Kelly, Florence, and Letty.


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

    I have not listened to anything else by Christopher Lane but you can be sure I will in the future. This guy is absolutely awesome!! There were tons of characters in this book and he nailed every. Single. One. I cannot say enough about his talent.


    If you could take any character from Endurance out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Hmmm...I think I would take Florence because she was so interesting and had seen so much in her life. I want to hear more.


    Any additional comments?

    No doubt, this book was extremely gory and grisly and the bad guys were so, so disgusting, but Kilborn did a great job offsetting the darker moments with humor and I honestly shed a tear or two during the more emotional scenes. The characters' unceasing will to survive completely entranced me.

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    Typlay 12-30-15
    Typlay 12-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome Story"

    Loved it! This book keeps you on the edge all the way to the end.

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    Deidre Gutierrez 11-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Scary"

    Awesome story. Scared the shit out of me. Recommend this book to everyone who likes to be scared.

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    Leslie Smith 11-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "truly enjoyed the story."

    kept me on the edge of my seat through the entire story.
    I enjoy Jack's stories, I think this was one of his best.

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    Stacy A. 09-29-15
    Stacy A. 09-29-15 Member Since 2011
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    "What just happened....."

    Let's start out with a cliche: this is literally my first review. I felt compelled to write it because the narrator of this book is unbelievably amazing. He switches characters, genders and accents seamlessly, and makes a book which is in some places difficult to digest, delicious! I can't overstate how great this man is! As for the story, it's creepy and in places gratuitous, but not to the point that I did not enjoy. This is a great Halloween listen, perfect for anyone who likes to get the willies from time to time!!!

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    Amazon Customer 09-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great book!!!!"

    Jack Kil born did not disappoint . This book was action packed, funny, thrilling, and of course a little grotesque for those die hard horror buffs.

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    Elizabeth Lemoore, CA, United States 07-28-15
    Elizabeth Lemoore, CA, United States 07-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Peacock Brothers vs Badass Determined Survivors"
    If you could sum up Endurance in three words, what would they be?

    Gruesome, heart wrenching, and fast paced.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is a toss up, I really enjoyed Florence and Mal. Florence is someone I'd like to physically be like when I'm older; Mal had the best sense of humor despite everything that the characters encounter.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    Lane's performances were amazing; however Eleanor stands out. He was able to embody the matriarch of the Roosevelt clan in such a way you actually liked her and her odd way of thinking...if only for a moment.


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

    Sheer determination is the only means to survival.


    Any additional comments?

    This books proves that no matter the circumstances and challenges you face in your life, you CAN survive anything you set your mind too.

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    kimberly Fair Oaks, CA, United States 07-24-15
    kimberly Fair Oaks, CA, United States 07-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Creepy!"

    I can see this as a scary movie! The narrator totally made the story exciting. There were only a few character descriptions that were to outlandish to swallow but for the most part the pace of the story and the steely female characters kept me on the edge of my seat.

    This is the first book I have listened to by this author and narrator. I will definitely be looking for more books by these guys!!

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