Castle House Lodge. A century ago it was an exclusive resort hotel. But for years it’s stood empty, a haunting shadow of its former glories. Now, after twenty-five years of rumors and ghost stories, the overgrown grounds are showing signs of being tended. The building itself has been repaired. Castle House has new occupants. What was once a haven for the elite is now a madhouse, a private asylum for pregnant women. But are all the patients really insane? And is it just a coincidence that people have begun to disappear from the nearby town? David Shale’s girlfriend is one of the missing, and he’s determined to find the truth behind the mysterious Dr. Rockford and his house of secrets. He will learn the meaning of the red X painted on the basement door…and he will know the ultimate fear, the horror of the 13th...
©2010 John Everson (P)2010 Audio Realms, Inc.
Time listening to any book is time well spent in my opinion.
The narration was distracting. One glaring issue from my point of view was the fact that the narrator could not pronounce the word 'across', instead clearly pronouncing it 'acrosst'. That's right, with a 't' on the end. For some reason this word was used often enough that every time the narrator spoke it I was immediately drawn out of the story.
The narration was SO distracting I had to write this, my first review just to share my opinion.
I've read many of John Everson's short stories over the years and always enjoyed his work. This book however, was my least favorite by far. The story itself was imaginative, but the descriptions with the overuse of basic adjectives was disappointing to someone familiar with his other work.
A plot would help. The language was just too much.
There didn't seem to be any reason for the entire story. I listened to the very end hoping it would make sense but it just didn't.
I love the narrator, that is the reason I bought the book because I had listened to him in another book but there just wasn't much he could do to make this book work.
NOt sure I will read another John Everson book.
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