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Ghoul | [Brian Keene]

Ghoul

June 1984. Timmy Graco is looking forward to summer vacation, taking it easy and hanging out with his buddies. Instead his summer will be filled with terror and a life-and-death battle against a nightmarish creature that few will believe even exists. Timmy learns that the person who’s been unearthing fresh graves in the cemetery isn’t a person at all. It’s a thing. And it’s after Timmy and his friends. If Timmy hopes to live to see September, he’ll have to escape the Ghoul.
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Publisher's Summary

June 1984. Timmy Graco is looking forward to summer vacation, taking it easy and hanging out with his buddies. Instead, his summer will be filled with terror and a life-and-death battle against a nightmarish creature that few will believe even exists. Timmy learns that the person who’s been unearthing fresh graves in the cemetery isn’t a person at all. It’s a thing. And it’s after Timmy and his friends. If Timmy hopes to live to see September, he’ll have to escape the Ghoul.

©2011 Brian Keene (P)2011 Audio Realms, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The enormity of Keene’s pulp horror imagination is both rare and wonderful." (Publishers Weekly)

"Keene is a virtuoso writer." (Fangoria)

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    Book Sponge CAVECREEK, AZ, United States 05-01-12
    Book Sponge CAVECREEK, AZ, United States 05-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "An older story, but worth a listen."
    What made the experience of listening to Ghoul the most enjoyable?

    We were all kids once, and this is a typical Brian Keene gore fest with unmentionable violation of women. This is the only aspect I don't like about Keene, but if you want a pleasant read then go read "Gone with the Wind!"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dortzjula SAN JOSE, Costa Rica 04-24-12
    Dortzjula SAN JOSE, Costa Rica 04-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Ghoulish horror story"

    This is a classic Brian Keene, not for the faint of heart or the viscerally sensitive. Be ready to be spooked, horrified, and saddened. Keene does not try to redeem the better qualities of the human race, but to expose the darker elements, and the supernatural, and let you digest it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LUIS Obregon, Mexico 02-07-12
    LUIS Obregon, Mexico 02-07-12

    wise in the ways of metal

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    "A coming of age horror story"
    What did you love best about Ghoul?

    Excellent characterization and a rapid pace.


    What other book might you compare Ghoul to and why?

    Stand by Me (Stephen King) for its realistic portrayal of young boy characters.


    Which character – as performed by Wayne June – was your favorite?

    The narrator himself. His mechanical delivery gave tension to the reading.


    If you could take any character from Ghoul out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The Ghoul himself, if he could restrain himself.


    Any additional comments?

    A really great listen that was better than expected. The story is very intimate but with hints at a much larger overall horror as we learn a bit of The Ghoul's origins.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Qatarcutie Qatar 01-24-12
    Qatarcutie Qatar 01-24-12 Member Since 2005

    juldion

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    "an unexpectedly good listen"

    I really enjoyed this. the story and the reading were good. the narrator conveyed different voices extremely well. as with another listener, i used up my credit too fast on this one! a slight criticism - the narrator should slow down just a little. otherwise a good 'spend' of a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Matthews, NC, United States 12-01-11
    Robert Matthews, NC, United States 12-01-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Unexpected Pleasure"

    Wow, what a great job by the narrator. I have never heard such great voice work by a male speaking for females. Usually, it is poorly executed - not here. Great character differentiation as well. The story was also interesting and atmospheric, making great use of location descriptions. Highly recommend.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth barre, VT, United States 09-26-12
    Kenneth barre, VT, United States 09-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing performance."
    Would you listen to Ghoul again? Why?

    Yes. The way the narrator tells the story, it's as if your watching it on tv.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ghoul?

    The cave part.


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

    No.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book to the adventurer.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert RENO, NV, United States 08-20-12
    Robert RENO, NV, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Well done"
    Would you listen to Ghoul again? Why?

    Yes. In time. Why? Because it ws entertaining.


    What other book might you compare Ghoul to and why?

    Dan Simmons wrote great book that would compare to this. I forgot the name, but I think it had Summer in the title. It was about a group of kids, friends, an old school. That probably isn't real helpful, but maybe someone can help me out here and come up with the name.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was good, well written and the reader was very good. I have listened to books before where The reader ruins the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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