Failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife, Eudora, have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family's old estate - the Savoyard Plantation - and the horrors that occurred there. At first, the quaint, rural ways of their new neighbors seem to be everything they wanted. But there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice. It comes from the shadowy woods across the river, where the ruins of Savoyard still stand. Where a longstanding debt of blood has never been forgotten. A debt that has been waiting patiently for Frank Nichols's homecoming...
©2011 Christopher Buehlman (P)2011 Penguin
Mark Bramhall is fantastic as a narrator. The story is not bad, either and genuinely creepy in parts. Recommended for some good Southern horror.
I am addicted to Audible! I spend many hours listening while knitting or bonding over a great story with my family.
I was hoping that this story would be a little more suspenseful. The tension eventually starts to build about a third of the way through the book, but towards the end, lets the reader down with a bizarre and implausible (even for fiction) plot twist.
Although I found the main premise to be somewhat flawed, the author makes up for it in part by building intriguing characters and beautifully delivered descriptions. The prose are rich with imagery and painted a great picture of a small, southern town. Mark Bramhall was an excellent choice for narration and really captures the main character. While I didn't fully love the story, I found it a pleasure to listen to due to the rich details and excellent story telling.
The story tries to leave the reader in suspense about "those across the river" are, but when the answer was revealed, I laughed out loud. This was truly one of the worst books I've ever listened to/read. Save yourself now!
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
my cousin who likes old monster movies. people who like vampires.
change the entire plot.
i don't think so. he was good. it was the only thing enjoyable about the story.
disappointment. story was not for me and the audio had problems. i would think audible would not present books with problems like this one has. i am disappointed in this too.
i read somewhere it was a book like harvest home. i only got the book based on this information. it was not like tryon's harvest home at all except in very ways. i think this book appeals to a select audience and that the book.it was a waste of my credit (money). there are so many good books that are not on audiotape. this was not a good book and it IS on audiotape.
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