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Ghost Road Blues Audiobook

Ghost Road Blues: The Pine Deep Trilogy, Book 1

The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country’s largest Halloween celebration in what is now called “The Spookiest Town in America.”
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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel

From a master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn.

Evil doesn’t die.

The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country’s largest Halloween celebration in what is now called “The Spookiest Town in America.”

It just grows stronger.

But then—a month before Halloween—it begins. Unspeakably desecrated bodies. Inexplicable insanity. An ancient evil walks the streets, drawing in those who would fall to their own demons and seeking to shred the very soul of this rapidly fracturing community. Yes, the residents of Pine Deep have drawn together and faced a killer before. But this time, evil has many faces—and the lust and will to rule the earth. This struggle will be epic.

Keep chilled: listen to more in the Pine Deep trilogy.

©2006 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Maberry supplies plenty of chills, both earthbound and otherworldly, in this atmospheric horror novel…This is horror on a grand scale, reminiscent of Stephen King’s heftier works.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Noah 05-11-12
    Noah 05-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Was much better after the first hour but..."
    What did you like best about Ghost Road Blues? What did you like least?

    The horror element of the story can be campy at times but it's actually very good. What surprised me though was how the book ended. It wasn't a cliff-hanger but many of the characters in the story, and there are a few, didn't have any real conclusion. The whole book felt like a setup for the sequel which is something that one usually feels while reading the second book.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lady-Dash Glendale, CA, United States 03-05-12
    Lady-Dash Glendale, CA, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Not My Cup of Tea"
    What was most disappointing about Jonathan Maberry’s story?

    It wasn't the story as much as the narration I found so disappointing.


    What didn’t you like about Tom Weiner’s performance?

    This was my least favorite part of the book, and ultimately what put me off.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kenton Highland Park, IL, United States 11-25-14
    Kenton Highland Park, IL, United States 11-25-14 Member Since 2007

    Middle-aged, married dad of two, living in Northern Burbs of Chicago. Hard Sci Fi addict, and lover of great storytelling. Almost all of my reading is now in audio format.

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    "Reads like a high school creative writing project"

    Nerdy, mundane, cliche.

    Maybe I'm just jaded, but it's really trite.

    The author's voice is awkward and ...nerdy is the best way I can describe it. I just get really tired of being disappointed by hours of suspense for mediocre highlights.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mari Farmington, MN, United States 11-01-11
    Mari Farmington, MN, United States 11-01-11 Member Since 2013
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    "This isn't a story its a lesson in adjectives."

    This was seriously one of the most long winded books I have ever listened to. Did the author really have to use 15 adjectives or adverbs to describe every single thing?? It was kind of like watching a bad movie where you end up watching to the end hoping it will get better and it never does. That was this book, I listened to the entire thing hoping that the plot would get better and it never did. What the heck kind of town lets a kid get the tar beat out of him by his step father and no one does a thing, really? You have a villain that can???t be killed, you are kidding right? I do have to say that the narrator did do a very good creepy and evil voice, which was about the best part of the whole thing. I would rather be boiled in toxic waste than have to listen to another of these books.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 02-01-12
    Laura 02-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not recommend, the book bounced from character to character and it became very difficult to follow the story and how all of the seperate parts fit together. Have no desire to read the subsequent books in the series


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas S. Kennedy Snohomish, WA 10-24-15
    Thomas S. Kennedy Snohomish, WA 10-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting "

    A slow but intriguing start. The story developed well and finished strong. Worth a try.

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    Kelly Rouse 09-19-15
    Kelly Rouse 09-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't even finish"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This wasn't a horror novel. It was a book about a bunch of twisted psychos who get off on terrorizing people and torture. If I'd wanted to listen to a crime novel about the crazy real life monsters in the real world, I would buy one or just watch the news.


    Has Ghost Road Blues turned you off from other books in this genre?

    If it had actually been a horror novel, maybe, but this was more of a twisted crime story with a ghost thrown in.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator wasn't bad, the writing was so awful nothing could've saved it.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Trying to be charitable and come up with something, but no.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first review I've ever been compelled to write, good or bad. But I'm so disgusted with this book (and myself for buying it) that it's the first one I can't even finish. The villains were so over the top ridiculously 'evil', the hero is a complete moron saying things like 'let go of the lady bozo' to the psychotic killer, and the rest of the dialogue was just cringe-worthy. Sooo incredibly bad, I can't imagine there being another 2 books in this series.

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    Robert A Vaughan Atlanta, GA USA 08-18-15
    Robert A Vaughan Atlanta, GA USA 08-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story bad narrator"

    The story wasn't bad, you can tell that it was one of his esrly works, but the narrator is absolutely terrible.

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    Amazon Customer Alberta, Canada 07-16-15
    Amazon Customer Alberta, Canada 07-16-15
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    "Chilling tale"

    This is one story I will absolutely listen to again and again. The narrator's voice was perfect for this story. He was able to bring me to tears, terrify me, and make me smile.

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    Sandra 05-21-15
    Sandra 05-21-15
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    "You have to read all three!"

    The first book leaves you wondering a little where it's going, the second is where it starts to gel and gets creepier. The third book is where it all comes together in quite a thriller!!

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