"Iron...and...salt," whispers the old man. The dead old man. "Hurry or it will be too late...."
To escape the stress of living in the city and the anxiety of his high pressure job, Brian Roy moves his family to the country. His wife loves the easy living, but Brian hates it...especially when weird things start happening in the house. When he discovers a dead body in the woods and a burial ground in his basement, Brian could never imagine the shocking history of the house or its former occupants that comes to light.
As his life starts to unravel, Brian isn't so sure living in the country is going to be the oasis of peace he and his wife expected. Lately, his home has become a haunting den of hell.
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This was incredibly scary and creepy and I enjoyed every second of it, though I couldn't listen to it at night ;)
When Brian and Jenny move into a house in the country because of Brian's heart, they never expected to get more than they paid for! As soon as they move in they realise that something isn't right in their house and thy have some unexpected guests! Then they find a grave yard in their basement, the basement that keeps opening by itself!! What is going on and just who is the incredibly creepy ass kid!!
This was a really quick listen though didn't feel like it as so much was happening and so many different characters were introduced, some living but most dead!! The characters (both living and dead) were well written and developed. I really liked Brian and Jenny, though I have to say that Leo was my favourite even though he wasn't introduced till near the end!!
The plot was really fast paced and addicting. You are brought into the action right from the start and it doesn't stop till the very end. The ghosts were all so creepy but none more so than Sam. He totally freaked me out!!!
In all, a well written story that gave me chills. This is an author that I need to check out and see more of their books!! Definitely recommend, though maybe not at night!!!
Andrew Tell has sealed himself as one of my favourite narrators. He is easy to listen to and always gives his all when telling a story. He has plenty of tones and voices and always knows when to use the right one at the right time! I recommend him to anyone wanting to start out listening to audios.
*I received a copy of this for review from the narrator, author or publisher for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*
I have literally a few thousand audible books, I have Parkinson's, always an avid reader. I tend toward horror, paranormal, love Vampires .
I enjoyed this book , it did have some scary ghosts in it. I didn't! Realize it was the first of a series though. The main characters are likable and humorous. I would recommend this book only because the character's line were not serious, like they just went with the flow! Great narrator. Perfect for this easy read,.
It has been long enough since the book came out that it was like an old friend, that I hadn't heard from. The narrated version was so much better then having my kindle voice read to me. Still love this book and the narration just enhances it.
I was provided a copy of this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for my unbiased review.
Reading is powerful
I was hooked from the beginning. I grew up hearing ghost stories and would go riding around the back roads with my aunts looking for ghosts. Good times for sure. This book reminded me of those times. The story captivated me. Though, at times, it seemed like there were a lot of characters, many killings with the ghost to prove it.
I thought Brian and Jenny were realistic, average people, though Jenny did react weirdly at times. I took that to be a part of her personality. Maybe not the way I would react but then we all have quirks and our own ways of dealing with stressful situations. The characters of Sam and Leo I enjoyed the most. The ghosts were well written. I liked that some were good and others were evil. That goes with every good ghost story I heard growing up. I wouldn't call the book absolutely horrifying but it does have its moments. I liked that not every encounter had me terrified. In my opinion that is what made it realistic.
I enjoyed this narrator. He varied his voice for characters and scenes. Sometimes in listening to a book, I can fall asleep. It is the narrator who makes a difference for me. Andrew Tell kept me awake and invested. I think he was a good match for the story.
I purchased this for my Kindle but then was given the Audible version for review purposes, (I do not receive any type of compensation for my reviews. They consist of my true feelings and thoughts while reading or listening to a book.) I have to say I absolutely loved listening to it with the lights off. That definitely was a treat. If you like to hear creepy ghost stories in the dark then I definitely recommend getting this book from Audible. I am planning on reading more of this series, hopefully listening in the dark!
“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
From the day Brian Roy and his wife moved in things began to happen. Weird things, strange things, and dead bodies are enough to give him his 3rd heart attack. The one doctors predict will be fatal.Maybe he is in for yet another career change to keep him alive.
I know there are to be more books, but not sure if I'd give them a go.
I had to listen to this book twice. The first time on my ipod, the second on my Kindle.
The narration was ok, but didn't hold my attention the first time.
This looked interesting but it was hard to get into. The plot and characters weren't very well developed. I finished the book not really caring what happened to the characters. That being said, it served its purpose in occupying my brain during my commute.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves the supernatural ghost stories. My favorite characters were Leo and Sam. It is a fast paced scary book and didn’t want it to end. I noticed the reviews on audible were not favorable but recommend ignoring if you like ghosts and look forward for next book (only longer please). This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. Thank you!
I was so bored with the way the author wrote. A lot of repetitious words.
The narrator is terrible! Very monotone and boring. Barely any excitement in his voice when it was an exciting part.
I couldnt even finish this book. I felt like I was reading something written for 3rd graders!
Yes, it pulled me in with book one, got to get the second book to see how will play out,
Nope, a friend told me about him. I'm glad she did.
The bonus part of the story at the end.
Willy Wonka of it
I wish the author had spent a bit more time developing the characters. I understand this had turned into a series (there's a preview ofd the next book at the end), so I feel if the characters are going to be with us for a while, they should be relatable and likeable. As it stands, they're pretty generic caricatures of "normal people".
Sadly, I don't think so. This book, coupled with the preview of the sequel were not to my liking. I need a bit more substance in my tales.
I don't think so, but apparently I was wrong as it has a series.
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