Evil doesn't always look scary....
Built at the turn of the 20th century by one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, tucked away in the pristine Pocono Mountains, Summer Place, a retreat for the rich and famous, seems the very essence of charm and beauty, "a scene borrowed from a wondrous fairytale of gingerbread houses, bright forests, and glowing, sunny meadows."
But behind the yellow and white trimmed exterior lurks an evil, waiting to devour the unwary....
Seven years ago, Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy, and destroyed his career. Now, Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success, she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with the event. But Summer Place has other plans....
As Summer Place grows stronger, Kennedy, along with the paranormal ghost hunting team The Supernaturals, sets out to confront - and if possible, destroy - the evil presence dwelling there.
But sometimes in a paranormal investigation, the ghosts hunt you....
©2011 David L. Golemon (P)2012 Seven Realms Publishing, LLC
I haven't read the print version
The suspense and the weaving of the story
I didn't enjoy the performance very much. The various accents and characters voices came and went and changed, making it confusing. I did enjoy the special effects of the supernatural elements. Very creepy when listening late at night, but the narrator's voice became annoying by the end.
I would read this author again.
Originally started audio books to listen to and from work. With The Supernaturals I listened to it with every spare moment. I would not be able to do that with a book as I listen to it while I get dressed and drive to and from work. I even listed while I cleaned house. Any spare moment I had to myself I would listen. Audible is the way to go!
I haven't listed to any other stories he's narrarated but he did a great job. At times I felt like I was listening to Orson Wells. I loved the way he changed voices for each character and even added sound effects.
Most memorable character I would have to say was John Longhorn, he just stood out more even as a character in a book.
This book was better than a movie, I loved that the descriptions were so vivid I could imagine what was being described. I loved that it actually had a plot, great characters and kept you wanting more. Would love to find more stories like The Super Naturals.
This is a good old fashioned haunted house ghost story with colorful characters and beautifully narrated by Jeffrey Kafer.
I guess it was the house itself.
He's nice to listen to.
no, it's pretty long. I spread it out over several days and looked forward to it every evening.
great book to take with you on vacation!
The fact that no matter what happened to the cynical nonbelievers, no one ever behaved in a realistic manner. If they started out skeptical, they REMAINED skeptical even after seeing specters, temperature drops of 30 degrees at time, and herds of angry forest creatures attacking out of nowhere. This is not a realistic character trait.
Narration was okay. Not blown away and not irritated or annoyed.
I agree with previous posters: cut the booming doors and all the television politics.
Not my favorite audiobook. Had potential in the story, but derailed by mediocre writing and definitely overdone.
Fantasy book lover!
Got this book at about Halloween time, I was looking for a book that would scare me, the book started off like it would but wasn't that bad, enjoyed the story
Willy Wonka of it
This is a well-constructed and told "ghost" story. The scary moments are well-executed and the story moves along very well. If I had to deduct any points it would be because the final resolution to what the author built up to fell a bit flat.
This book stands well on its own, though it seems to be written to set up a series. That would be fun to see, but I am glad the book doesn't need any sequels to feel complete.
I would....I thought it was a good listen...I haven't listened to the book "Hill House" (if there is one) I did see both movies tho, and this story was VERY similar.
As I just stated..."Hill House" if there is such a book....because it was very similar.
They were all very well done.
A few reactions....laugh...mad....happy!
This was one of those stories that I wanted to listen to every free minute. It was just scary enough to keep you alert but not drive you off the road! I truly enjoyed every bit.
This is one of the best books i have listened to. It had me from the beginning.I wish there was a sequel.
Absolutely. This is one of the few audiobooks that I have listened to whose production style use of sound effects on voice actually enhanced the creep factor. The narrator had a wonderful pace that kept the tempo appropriate with the goings-on in the story.
It had fantastic character development and dialogue. I felt like it was very organic and witty. I was really impressed with the narrator's ability to change the tempo of his speech to better capture the fast talking city people, or the methodical cop personas.
Yes. I drive quite a bit, in Los Angeles no less. I have learned that if I listen to audiobooks I can avoid all traces of road rage, simply because I don't care when I get to my destination--It's Story Time! I was sad that I went on such a short road trip with this book because I had to stop on a moment of suspense.
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