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.
I don't know. I didn't read the print version
The interactions between the characters especially Mal and Deb and between Kelly, Florence, and Letty.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
Gruesome, heart wrenching, and fast paced.
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.
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.
Sheer determination is the only means to survival.
This books proves that no matter the circumstances and challenges you face in your life, you CAN survive anything you set your mind too.
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!!
I have read this novel at least three times and have listened to it on Audible at least twice because even as someone who grew up on John Saul, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and other masters of horror no other piece of fiction I've come across to date hits me with such an absolute visceral reaction of pure fear that I cannot shake even after I have put it down for a break!
The reading of the journal on the bedside table for guests to write about their experience at the inn so others can then read it as happens with the main character here as she decides to read it...
The ability to be so versatile with so many voices yet have the continuity that each characters voice is easily recognized each time. That and the ability to be able to hold the tension for extended periods as called for to the point that any unexpected sound in real life can, and has, made me jump!
Don't watch this alone... Unless you want to sit up in fear for hours, jumping at every sound the night brings!
If you like true, old school tension filled thrillers with a good dose of horror combined in a way that sticks with you long after the book is done then check out one of the new masters of horror in Jack Kilborn, whether he writes alone or with someone else. Guaranteed to be a book you'll remember long after the last page is read!
It was graphically violent and gross. It relied on deformity and depravity to create suspense.
The general premise was interesting, but it was so over the top that it was really hard to concentrate on the characters and the plot. I love suspense, but do not care for horror that relies on graphic violence and sadism alone, which this book largely did.
Yes and no. He had a number of different voices, but Lettie and Florence often sounded the same, and virtually all of the "freaks" sounded the same.
I did have a bit of curiosity about what happened next, and that kept me listening, but it was painful. If I hadn't waited so long to download and listen to this book, I would have taken advantage of the opportunity to return it.
I think people who truly enjoy slasher movies may like this book, but I'm not one of those people.
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