Six months have passed since Alan Carter woke up from the coma Copper Tibet had put him in, and much has changed in Melington. A new chairman, a power-hungry sheriff, a spineless son who struggles with the absence of his father. And children still going missing while the monster taking them roams free and unrestrained.
In the small town of secrets, what had once been hidden is now slowly coming to light, and few rest easy, including Alan Carter. He is plagued by nightmares. The visions haunt him the minute he closes his eyes, and his dreams are clad with images of darkness, corridors lined with doors, and a woman in red who tells him he can never leave.
And somewhere in the distance, Alan's sister calls for him, begging him to save her and to take her home.
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This story is a great continuation in the Slaughter Series by A.I. Nasser. Learning more about the sacrifices made by "The Council", though none from their own families, unveils more of the corruption that has existed in this town for years.
While Alan has been in a coma, new members of the council step up to fill vacant positions and continue with the cover up and sacrifices to keep Copper at bay. But the families of those sacrificed have had enough and are determined to fight back and unravel everything. Alan Carter however, is not the same after he wakes up...something still has a hold on him...or is he losing his mind?
Jake Urry's narration is superbly executed throughout the book and his somewhat hypnotic voice helps to keep you enthralled. Well Done!
Looking forward to the final book in this series.
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The story of book 1 - Children to the Slaughter - continues in book 2, so this book is not a standalone!
In book 2 we are getting answers to the questions and mystery from book 1. It starts very calm with revealing more of the secrets and the conspiracy of the founding families in Mellington. The story line continues 6 months later, but keeps going 6 months back in time. The story gets even more creepy, shocking and suspenseful! It also has a heartbreaking element to it this time, when we (and Alan) hear his sister call for him.
The characters and story get even more depth now. You'll probably feel ambivalent when it comes to the characters and their agenda. I get why the founding families are feeding the monster, but that doesn't make it less creepy!
The author did a brilliant job with this story line and it's very vivid and imaginable. The line 'It began with a Carter and must end with a Carter' kept me on the egde the whole time!
Jake Urry does an amazing job again with this book - his different voices, tones and accents are brilliant. I haven't yet listened to a book narrated by Jake, that wasn't good. I believe, he can make any story come to life.
*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
A good listen makes for an amazing day!
Yes, I would because Jack Urry does a great job as always!
It's just as good. His voice delivers on the great promise of a good listen.
It was creepy at times mixed with suspense and compelling horror.
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Yes, I would most definitely recommend this audiobook to my friends that are interested in this genre simply because it is so well written and narrated that you are captivated from the very beginning. It is a great read!
I did not listed to book 1 of this series but I found the author did an excellent job with flashback references that allows the listener to get an idea of what book 1 was about and to understand and become involved in book two easily. I was intrigued from the beginning as the action begins right away and I was captured and intrigued immediately. I appreciate how well written, honed and developed the characters are as each one peaks your interest.
I loved everything about Jake Urry's performance. When I see that a book is being narrated by Jake Urry, I am automatically intrigued as Mr. Urry's performances are impeccable. He provides nothing less than perfection each and every time he narrates a book. He has the ability to give life to each character and perform them so well that you are drawn in completely. As always, Jake Urry's performance is perfection!!
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This was a great addition to the series. Although this book gives more prospective from others in town than just Allen, the story line still keeps you on edge. Jake does a great job with the narration. I look forward to the last book in the series.
This is book two in the series and there are several flashbacks and references to book one if you missed it, but I think you would get more out of this book if you listened to book one first. This book took everything I liked about book one and improved on it in every way possible. The action starts early in this book and answers a lot of the unanswered questions from book one. The author introduces quite a few new characters and he gives more depth to the characters from book one. The author does flashbacks to six months prior every chapter, and I liked the way he switched between present time and the past. I looked forward to the flashbacks every chapter. The narrator does an amazing with this book. He has a great voice for the atmosphere and he does a fantastic job doing different voices for all the different characters. Overall, this is a great continuation to the series and the author has done a fantastic job building up the anticipation for book three. If book three can continue this trend, then this will be an amazing paranormal suspense/horror series. This is definitely worth a listen, especially if you enjoyed book one.
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This is book 2 in the series. All I can say is the story gets creepier the more one listens. Now I wait for book 3.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.
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This book was provided by the narrator Jake Urry for an honest review. He has the greatest voice for horror books. This book is the second of the series and have to say is even creeper than the first. But you should listen to the 1st to understand the characters. Now I cannot wait until the 3rd as need to find out about the doctor! I recommend to anyone who enjoys new suspenseful horror. Thank you Jake and great author!
I didn't think A.I. Nasser could outdo book one in this series. But he seriously did! If the ending of Shadow's Embrace is any indication to the third book he will surpass his work on this series and end it with a bang. I'm looking forward to listening to the next!
Jake Urry is the only narrator I could imagine listening to with the Slaughter Series. He's wide variety of voices and emotions add drama and fear to the story.
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Shadow’s Embrace is an outstanding sequel to Children to the Slaughter! It is skillfully written with plenty of vivid descriptions and settings, and a variety of interesting characters. The chapter’s alternate between interconnected story lines along with events taking place six months previously, and then cycling back to present day Melington. This book also maintains an eerie and unsettling atmosphere throughout, which is much appreciated in horror books!
My favourite aspect of this book is the addition of a struggling reporter attempting to publicly unearth the unsavory nature of Melington in a bid to make his career. Copper Tibet, the monster from Children to the Slaughter, is much more haunting in this book too, as he makes more of an intensified appearance. Furthermore, I think the books in this series are the perfect length. They are not overly long and drawn out, and each chapter is utilized perfectly without being tiresome.
Shadow’s Embrace effortlessly ties off the loose ends left at the conclusion of the first book, and it has a satisfying ending. Jake Urry’s performance is flawless as can be expected, and his narration really provides a much desired spooky campfire story effect for this series.
If you liked the first book, you shouldn’t hesitate to pick up the sequel!
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A. I. Nasser is a good writer delivering a serious series in the Slaughter Series. The quiet historic Connecticut community of Melington is discovering the ugly consequences of cancelling the blood bindings contracted with long-deceased Copper Tibet. The Council is in uproar, and Alan Carter undergoes nearly unspeakable torments to rediscover and recover his younger sister, abducted by Copper Tibet . I am enjoying this series and waiting for the 3rd book in this series
""Some things, once heard, can never be forgotten.""
Melington has grown prosperous and has encouraged new families to settle in it's seemingly friendly and safe environment. But the town holds a dark secret, once known only to the councillors and sheriff, which is about to be discovered, now that Adam Carter has emerged from his six month long coma and a hack reporter has arrived in town. Looking for a story about missing children.
This is a dark and creepy tale which is best heard with all the lights blazing and which will cause the reader/listener to glance askance at the puddle of darkness under the bed. There is always a trap door...
There are monsters out there but they can also be the people we know and trust.
The careful presentation of this book by Jake Urry is a perfect foil to the story. His slightly gravelly voice allows the tale to tell itself whilst imbuing it with an undertone of horror - an excellent narration.
I received a complementary copy of Shadow's Embrace in order that I might give an unbiased review. As this is the second book in the Slaughter series and I had not heard or read the first, I found it initially slightly confusing and definitely missed certain character nuances. It did, however, hold it's own as a stand alone but would have been enhanced, I am sure, if read in sequence.
"a tale of deception, betreyal and the paranormal"
it was action packed chiller from start to finish , a real page turner
Jake's narration intensifies the tale significantly with an eerie tone to his voice that sends shivers down your spine
absolutely it had me griped from the word go!
Alan goes in search of his long lost, sister to save her and bring her back from the dead!
can he find her? can he defy not only the founding families but also the demon copper Tibet and live to tell the tale?
"Fast paced and creepy"
Shadow's Embrace is the second book in the Slaughter series and picks up six months after Children To The Slaughter. They should really be read (listened to) in order though there are some flashbacks that explain parts of the past.
Alan Carter is still plagued by nightmares from the events six months ago, and while there is a new chairperson of the Council, children are still disappearing. However, when more people find out about what is going on in the little town of Melington and an inquisitive reporter becomes involved, total mayhem ensues, and Alan seems to be the key as "It began with a Carter, and it must end with a Carter". A.I. Nasser introduces new characters and further develops the characters from book 1. The pace remains fast and the atmosphere is wonderfully creepy and suspenseful. I enjoyed this one more than the previous book as the writing has become more refined.
Jake Urry is the perfect narrator for this series, as he boosts the eeriness factor with his spine-chilling delivery. I look forward to Copper's Keeper.
I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
"Book #2 is just as chilling and addictive as #1"
Book 2 of the Slaughter series, picks up in Shadow's Embrace, after six months of the town being able to relax. Then all hell breaks loose. Debra Adam's mother is now head of the council and Debra is distancing herself from her mother. The search for Adam to find his sister continues. He is somehow connected to both sides and it plagues him.
The story is wonderfully scary. The dead skin, rotting breath, and boney hands make a new appearance and are creepy as can be.
This is another excellent portion of the story of the people in Melington.
I listened to this book in Audiobook format and I have to say, with Jake Urry's voice, it is a great choice. Jake's voices capture American accents, women, old, and young. It is amazing that he can individualize his voice as he does.
If you like eerie stories about what happens to the missing children, then this is a wonderful series to read, or listen to. It is a great story.
With a bonus of the next book teaser, I know I am hooked. Can't wait to read more from A. I. Nasser.
Just and excellent book.
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