The second, riveting novel from Bram Stoker Award-winner Jack Ketchum, Hide and Seek is a book about games. Reckless, dangerous games. Games you might even want to play yourself if you're with the right people. But shouldn't. Not ever… In a small Maine town, a group of thrill seeking college kids finds a game of hide and seek in an abandoned house turning into a reality of stark terror.
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"Ketchum writes with economy and power, in sentences that tighten like noose wire. Anyone who enjoys fine, hard horror will appreciate this novel." (Publishers Weekly)
Love scary stories and thrillers.
I was so bored listening to this one. Even towards the end where the "action" is was awful as well. Waste of a credit and a waste of my time.
In a word, boring, if I was reading it, instead of listening while doing other things, I wouldn't have even bothered to finish it. I expected suspense and entertainment but what I got was a slow moving coming of age story that ends in game of Hide and Seek (the last hour and a half). Yes, their are games played throughout but they aren't really the suspenseful, entertaining kind. If you are looking for an edge of your seat thriller, look elsewhere. I do like thought provoking suspense but this wasn't even that. Don't waste your time on this one, even if is only five and a half hours.
This would have been a 5 star had the author left out or shortened chapters 1-13. I have got to tell you, chapter 14+ was sooooooo freakin' good, it just took forever to get there!
"Not bad, but not wholly fantastic"
I thought it was worth a listen, but due to the length of the piece I did not find the price justified.
I did think the story was a good one and the author did draw you in and make you really care about the characters. He also paints vivid scenes and makes you feel as if you are experiencing some of it.
However, as a horror, I thought it was lacking that scare factor.
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