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Ghost Road Blues Audiobook

Ghost Road Blues: The Pine Deep Trilogy, Book 1

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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 The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country’s largest Halloween celebration in what is now called “The Spookiest Town in America.”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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    Isaac 05-08-16
    Isaac 05-08-16 Member Since 2013

    I drive a lot for work,and when I drive I listen to audible. Life is good. In my mid-30's now, and I mainly listen to Fantasy books.

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    "Ok... It's Ben 3.5 years since I bought this...."

    And I've tried listening to it several times... Can't.
    I absolutely love the Joe Ledger books. And when Maberry tied these in with Joe Ledger, I figured I'd give it a try.
    Mistake.
    This book is a mature night. The narrator makes it worse. VERY disappointed.
    Over dramatic, and painful. It's like a 15 year old Maberry read a good horror book by someone like Stephen King, and tried to follow suite. It's not the worse thing I've ever bought, but with an Audible library closing in on 900 books, it is definitely not worth finishing. I'd put it near the bottom simply because I COULD NOT FINISH IT.
    So... DO read Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger Books. (They are fantastic!)
    Do not waste your money/time on this.

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    Amazon Customer Alberta, Canada 07-16-15
    Amazon Customer Alberta, Canada 07-16-15 Member Since 2016
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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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    alan dunkley 04-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "no horror"

    there is no horror. when you buy a horror book you expect it to scare you if you are alone and you are reading at night. this predictable story does not cut it. won't waste my credits on the rest of the series.

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    Amazon Customer Royal Oak, MI United States 03-19-15
    Amazon Customer Royal Oak, MI United States 03-19-15 Member Since 2010

    Eravamo cosa siete. Siamo quello che diventerete.

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    "Performance was a little to gritty for me."

    I liked the story but the performance didn't enhance it so much as reminded me there was a guy with a deep voice reading it. May the later books are more refined by I'm not ready to dive in to listen.

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    darrius SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 02-02-15
    darrius SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 02-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Turned out great"

    The story starts out slow, and The narrators voice doesn't change a whole lot which makes it kind of hard to follow. But by the end it was a great book and I became accustomed to the narrator's
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    EarlyRobin 01-22-15
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    "IT WAS HARD TO START BUT DID GET BETTER"

    Story was OK not what I'm use to from Mayberry. But story line did finally pick up.

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    DEW 11-23-14
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    "Gross story"
    Would you try another book from Jonathan Maberry and/or Tom Weiner?

    As long as it wasn't as crude, gross, and dirty as this one. Tom Weiner does a good job at the narration, too bad it's a yuck story


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

    No


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I just don't like stories that everyone is sick in the mind---dirty thoughts, want to hurt people and enjoy hurting people, dirty sex, devious, lying shameful people. I like a good ghost story or murder story, it just has to have some redeeming qualities.

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    Juan Hernandez 11-16-14

    Books books books

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    "I had fun"

    With this whole series and even loved that I new of this series through Joe L. I found this just as great as I find my Joe L series.

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    Sam 05-06-14
    Sam 05-06-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Not your usual Maberry book"
    Would you listen to Ghost Road Blues again? Why?

    I will not be revisiting this book for another listen. Why? Not because it wasn't a good book, because it was (once it got going), but once you know the "set-up" for the series you won't be missing anything needed for the next book(s). The story is well written and while setting up the next books, you'll be able to guess who/what will come about.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The idea of the town being an epicenter of evil. I'm a big fan of Halloween and I'm sure my affinity for the holiday played a part of this books appeal


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

    The voices and personality given to each character is wonderful. The softer female voice infused with strength all the way to the gruff evil overbearing voices make you imagine these characters in a vivid manner.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, the book progresses a little slow at first and I had to make myself keep listening. With that being said, the book reels you in toward the end and makes you wonder what book 2 will bring.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read the other series Mr. Maberry has written and this story/writing is not done in the same manner. If you are a fan of Mr. Maberry's other works (Benny Imura & Joe Ledger series) know that this is a deviation from what you would expect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Annabel Beverley Hills, CA, United States 03-20-14
    Annabel Beverley Hills, CA, United States 03-20-14
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    "Don't bother"
    What disappointed you about Ghost Road Blues?

    I could only get in 15 minutes then I couldn't stand it, it reads like a teenage boys version of a horror story, I HATED IT


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

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I took a punt on this book and lost because I wasn't able to return it WHICH MAKES ME FURIOUS because it really was a waste of a credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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