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The Haunted Audiobook
The Haunted
Written by: 
Bentley Little
Narrated by: 
Dan Butler
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The Haunted Audiobook

The Haunted

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Publisher's Summary

The Perry family's new house is perfect - except for the weird behavior of the neighbors, and that odd smell coming from a dark corner in the basement. Pity no one warned the family about the house. Now it's too late. Because the darkness at the bottom of the basement stairs is rising.

©2012 Bentley Little (P)2012 AudioGO

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    Kristi Winder, GA, United States 12-05-13
    Kristi Winder, GA, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Typical haunted house story-- not awful, not great"

    I was not impressed. It's a pretty typical haunted house story. The characters are bland. The medical parts were poorly researched. Probably OK if haunted houses are your thing, but nothing special.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JRM 01-26-13
    JRM 01-26-13 Member Since 2012

    Who needs the mall?

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    "More Bentley Little!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! I loved it and when I finished it, I purchased it for a friend as a gift.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Julian was my favorite character. He evolved completely from start to finish, but one thing was constant - his desire to protect his family.


    Which character – as performed by Dan Butler – was your favorite?

    Julian again, although Dan Butler did a fantastic job with every character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Julian's actions at the end of the book. You'll have to experience that for yourself to find out if you agree with me.


    Any additional comments?

    Why can I not find more Bentley Little on Audible? I hope Audible is working feverishly to make all his books available for download.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Nelda 06-08-12
    Nelda 06-08-12
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    "Politics - Really?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who would enjoy finding a hyperbolic political diatribe in the middle of what is presumably a ghost story. If I wanted the author's political opinions, I would hope to read them in an editorial - not a work of fiction.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Bentley Little again?

    No - I didn't bother finishing this one.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator seemed fine.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    exasperation


    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    angelina Lancaster, CA, United States 08-04-12
    angelina Lancaster, CA, United States 08-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Omg great story !!! Excellent !!!"

    I was surprised didn't see anything coming . Very very good !!! I want more

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amber 05-01-16
    Amber 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Cliche Haunted House Story"

    Horrible pacing, characters, and closure, it's a wonder this got published. Not worth the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MARCUS VINICIUS GASQUES Serra da Cantareira 03-29-16
    MARCUS VINICIUS GASQUES Serra da Cantareira 03-29-16 Member Since 2016

    Life is too short to so many good books.

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    "Shadowy ambiance"
    What did you like best about The Haunted? What did you like least?

    The dark scenes described by the author


    If you’ve listened to books by Bentley Little before, how does this one compare?

    None


    What about Dan Butler’s performance did you like?

    His voice and intonation are appropriate


    Could you see The Haunted being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, maybe it will be better into a TV series.


    Any additional comments?

    The Haunted starts as a common but promising supernatural novel. Common because it rests on a recurring elements in the genre stories, such as the family of father, mother and two children who will live in a small town.
    Of course, the house is old and has a basement, from which emanates a bad smell. The author can create a drizzly weather, but the plot will develop without much coherence and creativity. Sometimes Bentley Little seems to know very well how to resolve and move on to an outcome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Author LauraT. Johnson Tennessee, USA 03-15-16
    Author LauraT. Johnson Tennessee, USA 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I've Never Cried"

    I have to say that this is the first time I cried because of one of his books. I'm use to not being able to sleep. But the ending really did me in. To sacrifice ones self for your family is pure love. Little's writing has always drawn me in; and this was no different. He managed to bring out every one of my emotions with this this book. FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Johnny 03-03-16
    Johnny 03-03-16
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    "great like jack kilborn Haunted House...."

    i read this when i was a kid and i never understood the story the structure of the story i could not get a handle BUT when you do and stay with it cause im picky and this was great, not the most original in the chemistry of the character development but great in the outcome. This is some weirdish. Thank You i would Highly recommend to Ketchum Kilborn Laymon Fans. spooky stuff

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good ghost story"

    Well read, continuous twists and turns, and just a plain good ghost story. I look forward to more books by Little.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Bailey 12-14-15
    Adam Bailey 12-14-15

    Words are cool.

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    "Well Done!"

    Great story, the narration was wonderful. Looking forward to more from Bentley Little, as well as Dan Butler.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    3/28/16
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    "Longer than it needs to be.."

    Interesting story but it took far longer than necessary to tell. There is far too much focus on mundane items or details which can be very frustrating, this is why the book is as long as it is. Not a fan and won't be listening to any more by these guys, sorry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Corinna
    1/24/16
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    "Pretty good"

    I enjoyed this book.

    (potential spoilers ahead)

    The narrator was easy to listen to, and I felt his voice added the right tone to the book. He read at a good pace, and his inflections added to the feel of the story.

    Some reviewers damned the addition of the sexual parts, not understanding the need for them. And whilst they made me uncomfortable at times I felt that it added to the malevolence of the entity. (spoiler: The entity is made up of thousands of souls, male mostly, all exerting control, the needs, wants, urges of all these souls will cover many things, and to shy away from this topic would have been a mistake I think. The author dealt with it in a sensible way, not too crass and explicit.)

    The story itself was good, it had a decent chill factor. The story is told from all four family members points of view (with the addition of a few other points or view when needed). I didn't feel that this made the story too choppy or hard to follow. Instead it was good to hear from each person what they were experiencing/feeling/thinking.

    I felt the ending was original enough and well done.

    Overall I was impresses with this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue Jackson
    London, England
    10/3/15
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    "S**t scary!!"
    Would you listen to The Haunted again? Why?

    N0 BUT THEN VERY RARELY READ ANY B00K M0RE THAN 0NCE ANYWAYS! :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Haunted?

    A GENERAL FEELING 0F BEING ILL AT EASE AND IMAGINATI0N GETTING BETTER 0F ME AT TIMES - EEK!! :0


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    N/A GREAT J0B!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    YEAH CRIED QUITE A FEW TIMES - SPECIIALLY AB0UT THE LITTLE B0Y , MILES, THEY'D L0ST AND H0W IT AFFECTED JULIAN AND CLAIRE'S MARRIAGE/RELATI0NSHIP.


    Any additional comments?

    VERY ATM0SPHERIC AND HAUNTING ST0RY . - G00D 0NE!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liam
    Turku, Finland
    10/1/15
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    "Satisfaction not necessarily garanteed"

    The characters are reasonably well realised, in a Stephen King 'ish vibe. The reading is good without going over the edge into hopelessly melodramatic. It would probably be seen as having more of a creepy, rather then a full on horror vibe by many true Horror junkies.

    For me, I found the back story to the haunting a little bit light on concept and detail, but depending on your point of view you could also see it as wonderfully open-ended; so again it is very much a matter of personal taste.

    I would not say it blew me away, but it was interesting enough that I would pick up another Bentley Little book in the future. If you are expecting an adrenaline fuelled roller-coaster scare fest you might be disappointed. On the other hand, if you are prepared to take it on its own merit, then it should a reasonably entertaining experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Shearer
    Virginia, USA
    6/3/15
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    "Just okay"

    The story is pretty decent up until the last five chapters or so. It wasn't so scary that I had to turn the recording off, as some other reviews I read stated. It was okay. I'm glad I got this one for free.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • m mackfall
    5/26/15
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    "good"

    very good and sad 😔
    scary and emotional, well recommend :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracey
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    1/24/13
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    "Not exactly exciting"

    I wanted to enjoy this, but certain sections were just unbearable. Some of the sex scenes struck me as a little misogynistic, and the"novel within a novel" parts were just dull. I'm a fan of Little's short stories, and was very disappointed by this.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • ALCKYork
    1/7/16
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    "The best haunted house book in a very long time!"
    Where does The Haunted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've liked most of them but this is definitely top to date. I have been listening to audiobooks for over a year now and this is the first time that i kept listening to this book in the car, at work, at home and before going to bed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Haunted?

    The grandpa going to the house to prove Julian it was not haunted


    What about Dan Butler’s performance did you like?

    Everything, he made the story very entertaining and played each character in such a way that you could almost see the story as if it was a movie.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Best haunted house story since the Exorcist, creepier than Pet Sematary.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed it very much; I could not stop listening until I finished. I don't remember not wanting to put a book down or stop listening since Pet Sematary.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Aaron
    MELTON MOWBRAY, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "No overly impressed."

    This wasn't a bad story, I just didn't find it very 'horrory' at all. I remember listening to 'The Secret of Crickley Hall' with the lights of and getting the feel for it. Feeling the atmosphere pressed upon me. I did not get that feeling in the slightest with this book.

    The story itself was ok, but I found it to be incredibly predicatble. It didn't give me that 'I have to get back to listening to that book' feel I get from other titles.

    I'm not too bothered due to the fact I got it with a credit, but I would have been disappointed if I paid for it. I just expected more.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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