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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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    David Newport New, VA, United States 12-29-12
    David Newport New, VA, United States 12-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Just get past the first few chapters"
    Would you listen to Endurance again? Why?

    I'm not sure i Would Listen to it again because i don't typically do the read/listen thing twice.


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings the west Virginia country sound to it and i would have a hard time building the characters voices, and there are many! It took me some time to get used to the country sounding voices but he did a great job holding characters to their unique voices.


    Any additional comments?

    Good Listen and story. If your not used to the country twang it takes a bit to get used to but the twang helps place you in the West Virginia mountains. Creepy place! :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chuck 06-11-12
    Chuck 06-11-12
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    "Jack Kilborn is one scarry guy."
    What did you love best about Endurance?

    This story was one of the friehtening but, possible stories about the backwoods I've heard in a long time.


    Would you recommend Endurance to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes! I would deffinately recommend this book to my friends that are into terror/horror.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    anne RICHMOND, CA, United States 09-07-11
    anne RICHMOND, CA, United States 09-07-11 Member Since 2011

    Artist, publisher/editor

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    "I was really rooting for these characters"

    Again King provides us with a group of boys that break your heart, I didn't want the story to end and silly as is sounds, I missed these guys when the story was over. This is one of his better non-horror stories with a plot that turned my stomach into knots each time the characters crossed another hurtle.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gaither 04-25-11
    Gaither 04-25-11
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    "Silly"

    This book should not be listed under horror. It belongs in comedy. If any of its humor were deliberate, it would have been hilarious and I'd have given it five stars.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Chicago, IL, United States 08-22-12
    Michael Chicago, IL, United States 08-22-12
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    "Could only take 5 minutes"
    What would have made Endurance better?

    The narrator using a 'regular' voice and accent


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    No sure, I listen to a lot of them


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Lane?

    I don't know them by name.


    What character would you cut from Endurance?

    Didn't listen to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like listening to a Southern "Mark Twain" kind of accent, maybe you will like this one.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Riverton, UT, United States 08-23-11
    Lori Riverton, UT, United States 08-23-11 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVED THIS BOOK!"

    This book kept my attention throughout! Christopher Lane does an excellent job with the characters! I recommend this book highly if you can stand books a little on the gross side. Jack Kilborn does it again!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Cleveland, OH, United States 07-31-11
    Steven Cleveland, OH, United States 07-31-11 Member Since 2010
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    "WOW! I loved this book,"

    This book made me late quite a few times because I did not want to stop listening!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Allison Bellanger 12-21-16
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    "Fantastic!!!"

    This book was a joy to listen to! I laughed out loud, cringed when 'feeling' the characters' pain, and just couldn't stop listening!! This was one of the best books ever!!! Anyone who likes gore, intense edge of your seat situations, and laughter, will like this book.

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    I Hate Everything ;0) 11-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "This book is "guilty pleasure" awful."

    What does it say about me that I enjoyed every cringe worthy, nail biting, excruciating moment of this book. Konrath....how do you think? He is such a great author but I wouldn't want to spend the night over his house maybe just dinner with at least five other guests. Always humorous, always violent to a sickening degree, always great characters and always the bad guy that got away or conceives another bad guy. Women protagonists are always strong bad arse.

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    BluJai Nashville, TN United States 10-30-16
    BluJai Nashville, TN United States 10-30-16
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    "Excellent Pacing and Narration"

    Endurance was an exciting, disturbing trek into the twisted world of a "roach motel" West Virginia bed and breakfast. The protagonists were interesting and surprisingly-well fleshed out, considering the number of them. The antagonists were mostly two-dimensional, but between their sheer number and visceral descriptions it wasn't a problem.

    This exceptional thriller was enhanced by the incredible narration of Christopher Lane. I can't say enough good about how well the antagonists, in particular, were voiced.

    Great story, great writing, great narration... great experience!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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