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Hide and Seek Audiobook
Hide and Seek
Written by: 
Jack Ketchum
Narrated by: 
Wayne June
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Hide and Seek Audiobook

Hide and Seek

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2007 Jack Ketchum (P)2009 Audio Realms, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

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    Lee Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States 04-08-11
    Lee Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States 04-08-11 Member Since 2008

    Love scary stories and thrillers.

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    "Terrible"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Skylar 05-02-15
    Skylar 05-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome!!"

    Awesome!! At first I did not like the reader's voice, but after chapter 1, I realized that his voice is EXACTLY the perfect one to narrate this story!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    HaloLove 10-26-14
    HaloLove 10-26-14 Member Since 2015

    🌺 Lover of Amazing Stories 🌺

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    "Chapter 14+ sooooooooo gooooodddddd!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa Wichita, KS, United States 01-02-11
    Theresa Wichita, KS, United States 01-02-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Not what I expected."

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-29-16
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    "Slow moving"

    The book is very slow, confusing and its hard to follow the plot. The Hide and Seek part of the book was the last 2 chapters. If you're looking for a good suspenseful book with a scare. This isn't the book. Very disappointing..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jillane cerioli 07-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Creepy"

    I loved the readers voice. It helped add atmosphere to the story which was creepy on its own. If you love Stephen King you'll love this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Book Diva Arizona 12-24-15
    Book Diva Arizona 12-24-15 Member Since 2013

    BD

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    "Ketchum has done better."
    What disappointed you about Hide and Seek?

    Spoiler alert!The author made the dog the bad guy!


    What could Jack Ketchum have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Find a more believable "bad guy."


    What about Wayne June’s performance did you like?

    It was very believable.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris H. 09-10-15
    Chris H. 09-10-15
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    "Very pleasantly surprised"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Probably, if I knew someone interested in this genre.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought this novel did a much better job showcasing Ketchum's writing abilities than the last book of his that I listened to, "Open Season" which left me thinking I might never read another Ketchum novel. The characters and the relationships between them were better developed and vastly more interesting which left me actually caring about what was happening to them thus adding to the increasing suspense in the later chapters. The dialog between the characters didn't make me cringe and seemed to represent the people accurately. One of the downfalls of the novel, although not enough for me to remove a star, was that it's length didn't allow for complete backstory fulfillment; there were various story "off-shoots" that never really get flushed out or wrapped up which left me feeling a little ripped off but hey, it's a Ketchum novel. I found it fun, suspenseful, and masterfully narrated.


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

    No, this was my first one and I intend to seek out other books strictly based on his narration. He was terrific. I don't like it when a narrator takes too many liberties with characterizations; they tend to sound like little kids putting on a sock-puppet show. However, I do still appreciate a narrator who is able to provide slight changes in intonation to help the listener stay connected to who's who while not distracting from the flow of the writing. Wayne June did this exceptionally well; he is now in my top 3 narrators list next to Will Patton and probably R.C. Bray.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MELTON MOWBRAY, United Kingdom
    4/11/13
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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