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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Being scared, not knowing what was going to happen next.
The house warming party
Claire and Julian. I would want to know why they kept their mouth shut about what was happening and not protect their kids sooner.
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???
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.
Better than this one.
The emotion in the readers voice should have better matched the dialogue.
Yes, the audio version adds an extra dynamic to the characters and gives life to the uneasy energy of the story.
The ending was surprising and worth reaching. It was touching and came close to bringing me to tears.
No, I have not listened to any of Dan Butler's other performances.
I did not have any extreme reactions to the book, although I came close to crying near the end.
This book perfectly fulfilled my itch to hear an engrossing, spine tingling ghost story. Well written with constant forward movement, this story covers all bases and lacks any major plot holes. It's terrifying, gory, sad, and at times 'R' rated. Very clever and modern for the old "move into a new house" angle - not typical in the slightest.
Yes, the intensity of the story carries very well throughout the story.
The way the author builds suspence and keeps you interested not just in the story but in the characters too.
His voice and style fit the tone of the book very well.
I think the mother is the most memorable. Her emotional reactions to the incedents seemed very real and relatable.
Once the nature of the entity was reveiled the idea seemed counter intuitive and perhaps not as well connected to real life accounts of hauntings as the rest of the story was. I had a hard time reconciling that. But overall, the book was great.
This was the first book of Bently Little that I have either read or listened to, I will certainly look up this author in the future. Bently was able to give extra depth to the story by allowing the reader a look into the crumbling psyche of the characters as their new home scares them to the brink of insanity. Butler's narration is pretty spot on for the book. I had been craving some good haunted house stories lately, this was a pretty good fix.
Spooky, Scary, Spooky
Meg. The daughter seemed to be the most frightened and real.
The oldest of evil
I'm a huge Stephen King fan. In fact I've read or reread most of his stuff. This story was right there with SK's stories. My husband walked up on me while I was listening to a very scary part...I jumped and screamed when he tapped my shoulder to get my attention. Seriously engrossed in the story.
This one was a creepy, fun, spellbinding story. I could feel myself in each of the character's place in the story. It seemed hard to tell sometimes for me and for the characters involved, if they were doing things because of their own internal struggles or because the haunting caused them to do it. Especially in the beginning.
It was defintely a suprise ending. I did not see it coming. Sad, but a conclusion, which this reader personally likes to have in a scarey story. I would definately read it again. I have already recommended it to some of my friends who like haunted stories.
Truly creepy. This may make you want to keep the lights on. It is a truly scary story of a family moving into a haunted house. Would love to see this made into a movie.
Bentley Little has written a story that keeps your interest. The suspense is dark and constant, and doesn't let up for the entire story. I will certainly listen to more of his stories.
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