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Night Chill Audiobook

Night Chill

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Jack Tremont moves his family to the quiet mountains of Western Maryland hoping to leave behind a troubled past and restart his life. Instead, he finds himself caught up in a nightmare when his daughter Sarah is targeted by Nate Huckley, a mysterious and horrifying stranger driven by a dark power that will stop at nothing to possess Sarah. When Sarah goes missing, suspicion falls on Jack and he must uncover the secrets of the small mountain town of Prescott City and face the evil secret hidden there. As he digs further, he learns the conspiracy reaches more deeply than he could have imagined. Finally, he will have to face the question, What is a father willing to do to save his child? The answer? Anything. Anything at all.

©2012 Jeff Gunhus (P)2013 Jeff Gunhus

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    Cidney New Orleans, United States Minor Outlying Islands 02-16-14
    Cidney New Orleans, United States Minor Outlying Islands 02-16-14 Member Since 2012

    Reader. Wannabe writer. That's a picture of me standing in line to see Stephen King!

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    "More Frustrating Than Frightening"


    “Night Chills” wasn’t a horrible story, but I did do a lot of eye-rolling listening to it.

    One of the fiction writer’s credos is “only trouble is interesting.” But when the trouble comes about because of your character’s asinine decisions or forced and inexplicable circumstances, then the trouble is more frustrating and less interesting. Here is an example: You’re at a public rest stop. Your kids are in the car with you and you need a pay phone. You spot one some distance from where you’re parked, but instead of driving closer to the phone, you decide to get out and walk to it leaving your kids alone in the unlocked car. Oh, and this just after you’ve gotten a creepy message telling you that someone wanted to hurt one of your kids. So, of course, while you’re on the phone, you turn around to see a creepy man chatting up your daughters in the backseat. My first thought was, “dude, you didn’t see this coming? You’re in a public rest stop! Nothing good ever happens in a public rest stop,” and I rolled my eyes.

    Here’s another one: Your young daughter is lost in a hospital. To help find her you’ve enlisted a couple of orderlies to wander the halls calling her name. It occurs to you that your daughter might not respond to a couple of strange men shouting after her, and so you conclude that she must be hiding. I’m thinking, “hospital is big enough for a child to get lost in but not big enough to have a PA system? Get on the PA and let her hear her mother’s voice,” but this wouldn’t have worked for the story as written. Child stays lost, story moves on, and I rolled my eyes.

    The story’s interesting MacGuffin isn’t revealed until the last third of the novel, and then it’s not fully explored, which makes me think there might be a book 2 on the way. If so, I just hope that Gunhus can make his plot devices a bit more believable.

    James Lewis didn’t do a bad job. In fact he did a great job. He has the wonderfully deep basso voice of a TV news anchor, great for reading the news but doesn’t allow for a wide range in personality and characterization.

    17 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Venatries 01-27-14 Member Since 2013

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    ""The Place Where Nightmares are Born""

    There are many twists and what-the-heck? moments in this story especially early on. If you are looking for a listen that will keep you on the edge of your seat, make you yell in frustration and chew your nails in suspense, this is it. Fans of Dean Koontz will enjoy this unexpected gem.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    R. J. Thorne 09-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "If you like Koontz..."

    Night Chill had great imagination. The plot opened up quite masterfully and I enjoyed finding things out as the main characters did and guessing along the way. James Lewis' performance was very strong...reminded me a bit of George Guidall, a very good thing to me.

    Beyond just the main plot, you have a pretty interesting sub plot as you learn about Jack's past. That part was a little predictable but not everything has to be this huge mystery. Bottom line: I was freaked enough that I didn't want to listen in my room alone at night and yet enthralled highly so that I couldn't pull the ear buds out! This was a really fun story and I'm glad I took a chance on it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gail 03-14-14
    Gail 03-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A bit of Koontz & King!"
    If you could sum up Night Chill in three words, what would they be?

    Supernatural, thriller, interesting


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot ended up being a little over the top, but it did hold my interest. It reminded me of Dean Koontz's older books (which in my opinion were much better than his newer ones). The book moves along at a quick pace - no filler and not an excessive amount of detail as so many books have.


    What about James Lewis’s performance did you like?

    Just the right amount of drama, inflection and clarity


    Any additional comments?

    The ending leaves room for a follow-up. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. I like his writing style.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Platypire Bob 05-24-16
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    "Bob @ Platypire Reviews"

    #AudibleVersion

    This was intense! The plot felt like it was well thought out and put together, and the characters were engaging, save for a couple of things I found annoying. Personal issues, I'm sure. A few twists here and there, and I listened to this straight through to the end, only pausing for my mommy duties. But man, it's not like I need to go to sleep after that ending, right? I don't need to go to bed. In the dark. Psh! Sleep is overrated, anyway.

    Bob says: 4.5 Platypires!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 03-06-16
    Amazon Customer United States 03-06-16 Member Since 2007

    With over 30 years of experience, Mary Kleespies is a recognized industry expert in B2B communications between retailers and their supply ch

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    "Loved it !!!"

    Fast moving and could not stop listening. I will look for other books by Jeff Gunn is.

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    Sahar 07-04-15
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    "kept me interested"

    Really loved the narration of this book. Kept me interested until the end. I'd recommend.

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    Marilynnc2ny2nc2mi2nc2ak2va 05-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A True nightmare for parents"

    A good, not-so-comfortable (in a good way), read. Just purchased book 2. Let's see what horrors Little Sarah will face now.

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    Perry F. Schmidt SAINT PAUL, MN, US 05-05-15
    Perry F. Schmidt SAINT PAUL, MN, US 05-05-15 Member Since 2013

    Mr P

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    "Like a great Dean Koontz"

    Could not listen to any of my other books until I finished this one
    1in 500 books!
    Did not disappoint -

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Lead Hill, AR, United States 09-02-14
    Shirley Lead Hill, AR, United States 09-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This might not be a fair review cause I just cannot get through this book! I finally quit 1/3 of the way in. The narration is horrible, maybe if Scott Brick read this book it might be different.


    What could Jeff Gunhus have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not read it.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe at a later time I will force myself to listen to it again, but save your credit and just read this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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