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The Forever Show Audiobook

The Forever Show

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In Mayfield, Delaware, the carnival is in town. Seventeen-year-old Lexi Cartwright, daughter of the local deputy sheriff and leading lady of her high school drama club, expects nothing more from her weekend than a few hours of fun, and perhaps a kiss from Eddie Ross.

But for Lexi - and for the rest of the 11th Hour Players - the real monsters aren't in the Pavilion of the Unusuals, and the real terror isn't on the Ferris wheel. It's lurking in the Funhouse. Meet the family. Casper's family.

On Friday night, they will disobey their orders. They will incur the wrath of the Cabal, and they will be destroyed...unless, before the sun rises on Sunday morning, they can turn Lexi Cartwright into one of them. Before the night is over, Lexi will have to make a choice: die, or kill forever.

Let The Forever Show begin.

©2013-2014 Marcus Damanda (P)2014 Marcus Damanda

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    Johnny Tunbridge Wells 06-23-16
    Johnny Tunbridge Wells 06-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Why is this not a series already?"

    I mention this word in all of my reviews of Marcus Damanda's work, but damn this book is dark. Damanda is surprisingly good at evoking the feel of a camp 80's horror film at first, but then weaving in some discordant notes. I kept thinking I was about to see the hero rally and montage start. And then NOPE. More horror.

    It's a great take on a horror classic, which I think it thoroughly lampshades by mentioning it near the end. At you'll still be guessing, still trying to see the way out almost to the last minute of the recording.

    Again I have nothing but praise for Jessica McEvoy's narration. You've got to have a female narrator for a tale like this and she's got the just right low and smokey tones to pull you in, an amazing ability to turn on and off a wracked, almost tear choked voice that could make you wonder if she's actually crying to get it right.

    Now sadly, I've finished all of Marcus Damanda's books on Audible and I'll have to wait for more. And I will be waiting. These books were awesome.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kent Smoker Baltimore 06-21-16
    Kent Smoker Baltimore 06-21-16
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    "I just wrote a whole review and it's gone"
    Would you listen to The Forever Show again? Why?

    No. It was very good but fairly long with strong emotional impact.


    What other book might you compare The Forever Show to and why?

    Something like the "Final Destination " movies.


    What three words best describe Jessica McEvoy’s performance?

    Undifferentiated, clear and plain.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, too many emotional wallops.


    Any additional comments?

    When I switched to Notes to copy the disclaimer, when I came back to paste it in the page refreshed and wiped out the entire review I spent 15 minutes writing.The sources of evil in this book are supernatural but the violent horror is real and very satisfyingly massive.This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 05-01-16
    jennifer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 05-01-16 Member Since 2010

    I like big books and I cannot lie.

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    "Sometimes I kept listening because I was scared!"
    If you could sum up The Forever Show in three words, what would they be?

    What a ride!


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

    Yes! I was sucked right in. Right away two lives were drastically changed forever. I had to keep listening after that. There were so many characters and so many things going on that I got confused from time to time. Sometimes you have to listen again after you finish to catch what you missed. Well, I do anyway.


    What about Jessica McEvoy’s performance did you like?

    I like Jessica's narration. I've listened hundreds of audiobooks and I can usually tell if it is a narrator for me rather quickly. She is easy to listen to. She also made characters sound really young and scared (as they should) at times.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy YA books. This one fit nicely into the kind of stories that I like. I don't usually go for horror but I am glad I did this time. New author for me to like. I will definitely get the next book.

    This book was gifted to me by the author or narrator in exchange for an honest and unbiased review via Audiobook Boom! (formerly Audiobook Blast!).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim R. Wilson 04-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun Reading"

    This reading was a fun one did not have to struggle with it was not that long that was a plus also. Ms. Jessica is a good narrator she makes listening enjoyable. Continue writing Mr. Marcus.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Mulder 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Strange Crazy Good"
    Would you listen to The Forever Show again? Why?

    Yes i would listen to The Forever Show again because it's a pretty crazy mixed up book that i had trouble at times knowing what exactly was happening, then it would become clear, then i would get lost again on what was happening exactly, then it would become clear. Happened all through the book so a relisten would help me catch all the things i might have missed making the story a bit clearer right away


    What other book might you compare The Forever Show to and why?

    I don't know. I haven't listened to or read a book like this one before.


    What about Jessica McEvoy’s performance did you like?

    Her reading was clear and calm during most of the book. It helped that she didn't try to do all different voices for all the characters, there was just too many and the way the story was it didn't need it.


    If you could rename The Forever Show, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't rename it, The Forever Show is a great title!


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Xhiu SoCal 09-22-14
    Xhiu SoCal 09-22-14 Member Since 2014

    Lotro fan

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    "Not written for my demographic"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this to a friend who likes books about vampires or someone in high school. I am neither. I thought it started out a little slow but it picked up. It is not juvenile but it is for a younger crowd.


    What didn’t you like about Jessica McEvoy’s performance?

    I got distracted by her execution of the letter 'T'. Mutton becomes muh'in. I find myself concentrating on that and not what she is saying.


    Any additional comments?

    This was recommended to me by a friend. I do not normally read vampire/zombie books. This and the fact that it was written for the young adult audience colors my view from the first word. (my children have not been young adults for a number of years)
    If you like vampires and books written for younger audiences, younger than senior citizens, this is probably a better fit for you than it was for me. Strangely enough I will recommend this to a couple of people I know.
    I was rather impressed by the ending. I'd go into it but that might be a spoiler.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wulf 08-07-14
    Wulf 08-07-14
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    "Excellent"
    Where does The Forever Show rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First audio book I've listened to all the way through. Not a big fan of them, however this one could change my mind. Narration was spot on, and kept me wanting to listen. Had already read the book so I knew what was going to happen, so no big surprises there, but Jessica kept it interesting. Great to read and great to listen to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Reg McKinney, TX 04-19-16
    Reg McKinney, TX 04-19-16 Member Since 2011

    Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!

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    "Something Wicked..."

    ...has come to town. And it never gets any better. I can't give my true review without spoilers but I will tell you that I was invested in characters in this book and wanted to finish it to hear the outcome of the story. The ending was a disappointment to me and it could have been great. The author never offers the why behind many of the characters and who they are so it's impossible to understand certain actions. Very frustrating for me. I think he set up for a series but, again, it's hard to tell. The ending just went...nowhere! There were no surprises for me.

    The story is about a group of 6 friends and their families, all in the high school drama club, but this never really comes into play except to serve a little in hiding their terror when confronted with the vampires. There did not appear to be any meaning behind their acting backgrounds. Then a group of vampires comes to town to recruit one of the teenagers into his 'family'. But the author doesn't really tell you why they need to recruit or what a 'blood jewel' really is. It is just mentioned in passing. When a carnival comes to town, it presents the perfect opportunity for the vampires to set up their newest (hopefully) recruit. The rest of the story is purely about slaughter and mayhem. Their one goal seems to be to cause as much death, destruction, and pain as possible. Especially for the one they hope to recruit.

    The story was a jumble to me. Things happened that did not have any meaning at the end of the listen and characters were introduced but didn't go anywhere. It was an odd mixed up timeline. I wanted to like it. But I didn't, couldn't. I gave three stars because I wanted to finish the listen to see what happened.

    Jessica McEvoy did a good job with the narration and had the right tone for the story. Another reviewer mentioned her odd pronunciation of words with a double 'tt' that was also distracting for me and brought me out of the story every time it happened.

    I was provided this audiobook from Audiobook Blast in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andre Higgins 04-09-16

    Snyguy

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    "Strigoi in YA format."

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    I'm not a big fan of the over-abundance of "vampires and teens" that has been rapidly overcrowding our reading shelves these past years, yet fortunately there are no "sparkling" beautiful vampires in this story. Although the strigoi here may look good, they are the ugly vicious kind. Not a bad story at all. For me there were a bit too many characters for it to be a comfortable read, or comfortable "listen" in this case, as I often became confused as to who was whom. All in all I found it a good vampire story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dwayne 04-08-16
    Dwayne 04-08-16
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    "Awesome and creepy book"
    Would you listen to The Forever Show again? Why?

    This is a definitive relisten, most good books demand a reread and this is one of them.


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

    She has a wonderful and creepy voice, perfect choice for this book


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook BlastI

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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