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Ghost Story Audiobook

Ghost Story

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Publisher's Summary

For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past - and get away with murder.

Peter Straub's classic best seller is a work of "superb horror" (Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time - and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.

©1989 Peter Straub (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Brett Charlotte, NC, United States 12-01-13
    Brett Charlotte, NC, United States 12-01-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A Must Read for Horror Fans"

    I am a fan of horror fiction. Not the slasher stuff or anything too corporeal but rather all things paranormal. The last 10 years have seen an explosion of the horror genre and the “paranormal twist” has been applied to almost every genre – its paranormal meets romance, paranormal meets detective mystery, and don’t get me started about zombies. Don’t get me wrong, I love the selection but sometimes I just crave the unadorned, back-to-the-basics ghost story. That is why when I came across Peter Straub’s “Ghost Story,” the unadorned title sold me.

    “Ghost Story” is long, the characters are numerous, and it takes a while to get used to Straub’s shifting perspective, but those that stick with this book will enjoy what they find. This is a well written novel with a tight plot that is very good at setting a gloomy tone with tension that slowly builds. The mystery is slowly revealed and compelling. One particular aspect of this novel that I found unique was that the paranormal entities were multidimensional and had character with motivations that made sense. I am happy I found this novel, and I would put it on my list of “must reads” for the genre.

    One other thing worth mentioning here is that the narration is excellent, and really helped with the shifting perspective and with keeping track of characters.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Louisville, KY, United States 10-23-12
    Diane Louisville, KY, United States 10-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Creeping horror..."

    Ok...the operative word here is "creeping." I enjoyed the first ⅓ of this book, as it delves into the troubled memories and dreams of a group of elderly men who form a small social circle which they call the "Chowder Club."

    However, at least for me, the second ⅔ slowed to an agonizing crawl, especially as the story ebbed into graphic horror and explicit supernaturalism. I prefer a more subtle horror, one which leaves some ambiguity as to the whether the nightmarish experiences of the characters arise from a state of mind or to objective reality. Regardless of whether you share this taste, the pacing of the book beomes almost painfully slow. The only thing that kept me going was curiosity about the teaser which appears in the book's prologue.

    The narration is not nearly so bad as some would have it. It is quite well suited to the sections narrated by members of the Chowder Club, and somewhat less so to other sections, but still quite serviceable.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    love to read 04-23-13 Member Since 2016
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    "THE BEST GHOST STORY I'VE ENCOUNTERED"

    I read this book nearly 30 years ago and still remember how it spooked me yet I could not put it down. Ghost Story in audible form was excellent and just as scary as the first time I encountered it. This book has characters I have remembered for over 30 years and it was like hearing from old friends and scary enemies. I'm not much on scary stories but this one was great.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    T. Webb 05-20-12
    T. Webb 05-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, bad narration."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure. It's a good book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not sure.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He's not very good.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is a wonderful read, in print. I have read this several times since Peter Straub wrote it and have always enjoyed it.
    I thought I would try out the spoken book while I drive, I drive a truck long haul and it helps the time go by.
    The narrator does O.K. when he does a male voice but the female voices are absurd. Little girl, old women or young they all sound as if they're already dead.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 06-23-16
    Ben 06-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "starts slooooow ends awesome"

    those stories starts off slow but the ending this is just unbelievable. The reader you can tell really likes his job really gets in do it at and kick some butt. Overall if you can get through the beginning you going really like this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Cravey 06-06-16
    Paul Cravey 06-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "wow"

    wow wow what a book. fantastic! loved the narrator. this is a fantastic hidden gem!

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    RipperX 05-16-16
    RipperX 05-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "decent story"

    The best I can say is that it was all right. The reader was TERRIBLE. his voice was too deep to sound like anything but a Monty Python skit when he tried to do female voices. He also make random sentences sound like questions for no reason and pronounces several words so strangely that I had no idea what he was saying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NE via TX 05-07-16
    NE via TX 05-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it"

    A little slow at first but a great book!! I recommend it for adults only. Scary

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    Matthew 04-01-16
    Matthew 04-01-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Stories within stories"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Ghost Story to be better than the print version?

    A good book to listen to on a long car ride. Otherwise, listening piecemeal is confusing.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Which one? There seemed to multiple endings!!


    What about Buck Schirner’s performance did you like?

    Pretty good.


    Who was the most memorable character of Ghost Story and why?

    The women...and the young man Peter.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book!"

    Loved the story, the characters, everything. Buck did a very nice job narrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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