Agatha isn't looking forward to Christmas. While other eight-year-olds are hoping for a pile of presents, she just wants her evil stepsisters to leave her alone. Summer and Rain have a cruel idea of what passes for fun, and it always involves tormenting Agatha.
When the three of them get stuck inside their house on Christmas Eve, the twins force Agatha to play a twisted version of hide and seek. But they aren't the only things hiding in the house, and someone is about to get more than they bargained for beneath the tree.
©2015 Caryn Larrinaga (P)2015 Caryn Larrinaga
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Agatha is an eight year old girl that has a divorced and remarried mother and step father. Her new father also has two young girls, a little older than her, but right around her age. These two step sisters are the stereotypical evil step sisters that plague Agatha's every waking moment. The story is told in the first person from Agatha's perspective. So we get to experience the torment in full force.
I had a feeling that the ending was going to end with a twist but it was not the twist I thought it was going to be. This always tells me that the author, Caryn Larrinaga, has real talent as to not give everything away in a straight forward manner. Making the paranormal aspect hit me in the face with a huge face palm.
For a horror story it was pretty tame and focused almost solely on the emotional torture that Agatha has been going through. Making it a really good psychological suspense thriller.
I really enjoyed Jessica McEvoy's voice. Female narrators, at least the ones that I have listened to, tend to have a very youthful, high pitched voice that do have their place. McEvoy does not have this, at least not in this story, she uses a soft-spoken, almost a loud whisper throughout. That was perfect for keeping the story on the creepy side.
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I would recommend this audiobook to anyone looking for a Christmas story the whole family can enjoy. I really loved how it played out. It was very well written and the narration was superb.
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The story was good. I liked the little twist at the end.
The narrator spoke clearly and well, with a good tone to her voice. Well done.
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I loved the atmosphere created by the author.
For me it was the introduction, and development of characters.
The little girl. I could relate to her feelings. Felt like I was her.
This is high among my favorites.
None. It's in a class by itself.
A great story, received to give an unbiased review.
It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
I loved everything about "Hide and Seek." This was an awesome short story by Caryn Larrinaga. It was dark, a bit scary and thrilling and I hope there's more to come like this. The setting was great and the characters were believable. I loved Agatha, and her step sisters Summer and Rain were down right scary. Also, the details were impeccable.
This author is definitely on my 'to watch' list. I have a feeling that there's a lot more awesomeness to come. Excellent!
Jessica McEvoy's narration nailed it. She was steady with spot on voice inflections that put the listener (me) right there. It was edge of your seat. She was THE perfect reader for this story. Her performance was very impressive.
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Great story reminded me of an twilight zone show.
The only thing that was disappointing is the book was too short but it was still a great story and well worth my time.
Yes i would definitely listen to another book narrated by her.
Yes I can see H&S as tv show, especially around Halloween.
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I enjoyed listening to this short read about Agatha and her ex- evil sisters. Figure even kids could listen to as not as horror that I was expecting. The book as worth the listening especially around Christmas.. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast. Thank You
No, I never have. She was excellent!!! I could picture her narrating Stephen King audio books.
Neither. But it was intense!
I wish it were a bit longer but honestly, it was a great story! Well worth the listen!This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.
Sure. It's a fun listen for anyone wanting to hear something a little different at Christmas.
When Agatha was exploring the attic.
I'm familiar with Jessica's work on The No Sleep Podcast. She's a fantastic narrator. I don't think there's a character that Jessica can't do. She's incredibly talented.
The toy Santa from the attic. You'll have to listen to the story to know why!
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