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The Haunted | [Bentley Little]

The Haunted

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.
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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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    Corinne Amato Brooklyn, NY United States 03-11-13
    Corinne Amato Brooklyn, NY United States 03-11-13
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    "Awesome to listen too!!"
    Where does The Haunted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    An excellent audio book, kept me interested until the end!!


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

    The ending was unexpected!!


    Who was the most memorable character of The Haunted and why?

    The father, what he did in the end was amazing!!


    Any additional comments?

    Give this audio book a chance and you won't be disappointed!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra United States 03-11-13
    Deedra United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2014

    I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol

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    "The Haunted"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Haunted to be better than the print version?

    I have no idea.I use audio books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The dad.He's the one telling the story.


    What about Dan Butler’s performance did you like?

    His voice was pleasant.His acting was good.


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

    No extreme reaction.The book was good.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Bentley Littles older stuff.This was GOOD but not one of his greatest works.

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    Michael Beulah, Colorado, United States 03-10-13
    Michael Beulah, Colorado, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A not very scary, scary story"

    I was really looking forward to listening to this novel by Bentley Little because of the overall decent reviews it received, and because I generally just like a good scary book. In the end though, I ended up being disappointed. I found the book to be unoriginal, derivative, and uninspired. Many parts were tedious to get through and there were few, if any, truly scary parts to the story. I was also very let down by the ending of the story, which was very anticlimactic. I guess I expected a more dramatic showdown between the father and the evil spirit when they face-off and the end of the book. The ending seems to me to be very unresolved, perhaps because there is sequel to this book, or one is planned. At any rate, I can't recommend this book, as there are much better ones out there, such as Peter Clines' "14" novel, which I read a few months ago.

    As far as the narration goes, Dan Butler does a competent job, but you can tell he struggles with trying to make this book scarier than it is. Because of this, the narration is awkward at times.

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    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 03-08-13
    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good story but I still have questions....."

    I enjoyed this book enough to be able to to finish it. Little did a good job of creating mystery. Described the odd happenings well. Butler did a good job. Getting better as the story went on.
    I was disappointed with the ending. I was waiting for something more dramatic. I was left with some unanswered questions which is always a let down. Perhaps I missed something...?

    I think getting this one on sale would be best. A "bogo" is alway good as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jen 02-25-13
    Jen 02-25-13 Member Since 2015

    “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” By Mortimer J. Adler

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    "Chills Still Running Down My Spine!"
    What did you love best about The Haunted?

    I loved everything about it! It has its horror, funny moments and some unadulterated moments that had me gasping. I especially like how the author keeps things interesting with easy flowing... not too wordy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was hugely blown away with all the action involved! Never got boring. Very good story, it kept me hooked from beginning to end.


    What does Dan Butler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dan Butler was a great. He made every character come to life. Hope he gets to narrate the next Bently Little book.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Haunted and why?

    I have to say both Julian and Clare. I loved their relationship. :)


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first book from Bentley Little and I LOVED IT! I only wish Audible would have more of his books availble on the site!!!

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    Linda San Tan Valley, AZ, United States 02-25-13
    Linda San Tan Valley, AZ, United States 02-25-13
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    "A great page turner"
    Would you listen to The Haunted again? Why?

    Yes. I listen to my book while driving and sometimes miss small sections.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The "boo" that was waiting when I least expected it.


    What about Dan Butler’s performance did you like?

    His ability to help me distinguish what character was speaking by the tone he gave and kept for each one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Are you afraid of the dark?


    Any additional comments?

    I love Bentley Little. He is right up there with Stephen King and Dean Koontz! I'm looking forward to "reading" more!

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    Tongela 02-23-13
    Tongela 02-23-13 Member Since 2010

    Ready to enjoy great books!

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    "Sickening good"

    I was very surprised on how good this novel was. I almost had tears in my eyes during some of the chapters. This is an adult horror, make sure no little ears anywhere close while reading this! I liked this so much i'm looking for my next download by the author.

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    CARMEN PHOENIX, AZ, United States 02-19-13
    CARMEN PHOENIX, AZ, United States 02-19-13
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    "VERY SCARY"
    What made the experience of listening to The Haunted the most enjoyable?

    Being scared, not knowing what was going to happen next.


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

    The house warming party


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

    James


    If you could take any character from The Haunted out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Claire and Julian. I would want to know why they kept their mouth shut about what was happening and not protect their kids sooner.


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed how the book ended. I understand the house's hold over them but it had a kind of "let's get this story over with" feeling to it. It did have me scared throughout and I wanted to listen to it in 1 sitting, just couldn't though...you know, had to get back to real life. Plan on listening to other books by Bentley Little and/or narrated by Dan Butler. His voice put me in the character's mind, not being able to judge between real and imagined, which made the story creepier. Could have done without the sex scenes. Didn't understand how it played into the story line...maybe to prove the house's hold over anyone there???

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    Joe Ringgold, GA, USA 02-17-13
    Joe Ringgold, GA, USA 02-17-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Rambled on. Found myself wishing it would end."
    What disappointed you about The Haunted?

    This is what happens when you do a poor job of rewriting Poltergeist with awkward political dialogue, and sex scenes that are apparently written by giggling 18 year old boys.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Better than this one.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The emotion in the readers voice should have better matched the dialogue.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It ended.


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    Raven913 Austin, TX United States 01-14-13
    Raven913 Austin, TX United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2012

    lauren25

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    "Atmospheric and creepy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Haunted to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the audio version adds an extra dynamic to the characters and gives life to the uneasy energy of the story.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was surprising and worth reaching. It was touching and came close to bringing me to tears.


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

    No, I have not listened to any of Dan Butler's other performances.


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

    I did not have any extreme reactions to the book, although I came close to crying near the end.


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