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Paranormal Intruder: The True Story of a Family in Fear | [Caroline Mitchell]

Paranormal Intruder: The True Story of a Family in Fear

An innocent family finds itself completely helpless against the sudden onset of paranormal activity in their quiet rural home. A knife embedded in a kitchen cupboard, crockery smashed by invisible hands, and blood-chilling growls emit from thin air. Caroline and her husband Neil search for answers as they try to protect their family from the unseen entity that seems determined to rip them apart. The biggest question looms over them like a dark cloud ... who is going to help us?
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Publisher's Summary

An innocent family finds itself completely helpless against the sudden onset of paranormal activity in their quiet rural home. A knife embedded in a kitchen cupboard, crockery smashed by invisible hands, and blood-chilling growls emit from thin air. Caroline and her husband Neil search for answers as they try to protect their family from the unseen entity that seems determined to rip them apart. The biggest question looms over them like a dark cloud ... who is going to help us?

There are emergency services for many things, but not of this nature. It might be easier to believe temporary insanity, if not for the vast amount of witnesses. Police, fire services, mediums, priests and investigators all become embroiled in the mystery. The family struggles to cope, and Caroline grows concerned for her husband's failing health as he withdraws from the world. However, the entity has only just begun. Paranormal Intruder is the true story of one family's brave fight against an invisible entity. Described as one of the best-documented cases of paranormal activity, this book will stay with you long after you have finished reading it.

©2013 - present Caroline Coughlan (P)2014 Caroline Coughlan

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    Restless 08-06-14
    Restless 08-06-14

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    "Impressive"
    What made the experience of listening to Paranormal Intruder the most enjoyable?

    It's a breath taking release which I enjoyed a lot. The suspense covered throughout the audio made it so unique and that's what I love most.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Paranormal Intruder?

    The scary sounds with the thrills, perfect storyline and the paranormal activities were perfectly organized. It was really so impressive.


    Any additional comments?

    I will definitely recommend this audiobook for its narration and perfect organization.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    CC 07-31-14
    CC 07-31-14
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    "Terror Would Be A Bit Of An Understatement"

    I'm not a gal who goes to scary movies, I have never read a Stephan King novel and I certainly don't read Koontz. So, what in my right mind made me download this little diddy. I'm not sure either but the problem is like Jalapeno Spiced Almonds this book was an addiction into terror.

    Was it the narrator who put the additional twist of scariness in this new fandangled better than ever audio book system? I'm not sure, but I do know that this author has awesome pacing and adds just enough residual terror. To make you want to keep moving forward in the mist.

    The characters are also rather unique and different not your normal run of the mill zombie in this story. No way, Author Caroline Mitchell has penned quite the interesting stand the hair up on the back of your neck paranormal. It is wonderful creepy, and makes you just a tad nervous walking into that dark doorway. I have to admit sending the dogs down the hallway first for a few nights.

    The dogs were drawn in with the narrators voice as much as I was, each evening as I sat sipping my Merlot, Enjoying the quiet of the desert, the narrators voice played melodically in the background. It was not a chore to listen to, rather soothing in a fear gripping, kind of way.

    The dialoge helps tell the story but more important gave insight into the characters and allowed a feeling of getting to know them. While not marring down the progress of the storyline. Speaking of which was expertly timed and had plenty of action layered into the narrative, diagloge so that it didn't feel plopped down in the middle for effect.

    Over all I would say this is a great paranormal because it does what is intended scares the hell out of you. I'm giving it a five because I like a book that does its job,

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    David R 07-29-14
    David R 07-29-14

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    "love it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Paranormal Intruder the most enjoyable?

    The idea that it is a true story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story details a rational person being haunted by a ghost, it is interesting how she slowly comes to believe she haunted.


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

    SHiromu Arserio narration helped visualize what was happening


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

    Haunted


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Venatries 11-05-14 Member Since 2013

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    "A Terrifying Tale of the Supernatural."

    This is more than just a haunted house. It's a hostile, not-so-subtle, evil thing that has ensnared a couple and won't let go. It really makes you wonder what you would do in their place. Highly recommended for any horror story buffs.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Fernando Zepeda California 09-04-14
    Fernando Zepeda California 09-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Could be worse..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Perhaps to a friend who's already listened to most Paranormal Fiction and is looking for something new.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It just seems unfinished...and very repetitive (multiple cigarette reference and/or a visit to the local pubs). I know the author is telling us there true ordeal. Yet I just don't understand why common sense was not applied.

    For example -

    No.1 - The spirit, ghost or "Phil" is not a lost soul, a married couple who past away many years ago or a little girl. It's a inhuman spirit - a Demon.

    No.2 - You don't start conversations with inhuman spirits. They are liars and seek to only lead you astray. You may think demons would only cause pain and suffering. Ask yourself if you think these fallen angels are stupid enough to come at you with the same technique over and over again? Of course they want to cause harm to people, but that is not there No.1 goal. Do you know what is? To lead us away from God. To do that, is to bring joy to them. So they will use and do anything to accomplish this sadistic goal. If it's haunting your home, possession or perhaps a happy encounter with a dead family member. These are all tricks they use in order for the lion to devour the lambs.


    Do you think Paranormal Intruder needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Honestly the book leaves us filling unsatisfied. I hope they were able to realize what this paranormal intruder really was and found the way to rid themselves of this demon or demons.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Moss 07-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    "About time"
    Where does Paranormal Intruder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Finally a book that delivers exactly what it promises. I wish I could find more like this! Great story that never once gets preachy.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie INDIANOLA, IA, United States 12-19-14
    Carrie INDIANOLA, IA, United States 12-19-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Just okay, definitely NOT scary"

    Maybe it was my fault for expecting more drama and horror in this book but to me, it was nothing more than a list of events read out loud. If you are looking for a personal account of odd happenings, you might enjoy this book. If you're looking to be scared or enthralled then I think this will be a let down. I also didn't particularly care for the narrator either.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda DOVER, NH, United States 09-09-14
    Amanda DOVER, NH, United States 09-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "good reviews deceiving..."
    What did you like best about Paranormal Intruder? What did you like least?

    Honestly, the thing I liked best about listening to this book was to hear how different "English" words are from "American" words... like car park instead of driveway, bag liner instead of trash bag, fire brigade instead of fire department, etc. I think that for the kind of story I was looking for, that's pretty sad.


    Was Paranormal Intruder worth the listening time?

    Honestly, I absolutely love audiobooks and have listened to many. Some of the ones that I have chosen from audible.com have been purely based off of reviews I have read. Like this book. I was very disappointed in the story. I knew it was a short story, but even short stories can pack a punch. This one did not.


    Any additional comments?

    I was not impressed at all by the story itself. It was a little convoluted in that the entity in the story is scary, then turns friendly and almost comical, back again to scary and friendly-ish... it didn't make sense. I also felt as though I was listening to a paraphrasing of the story. It was all surface with not a whole lot of detail to allow you to picture things in the mind's eye... All in all, not that great of a story both for the price and for the high ratings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 05-30-15
    Karen 05-30-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't Recommend It"
    What would have made Paranormal Intruder better?

    A substantial story would have improved the book. Maybe it got better at the end, I stopped listening at about the last hour. Up until this point, the book rambles from occurrence to occurence.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Caroline Mitchell again?

    No.


    Which character – as performed by Shiromi Arserio – was your favorite?

    None.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I like a good ghost story, or even non-fiction regarding paranormal phenomena. This story was just too outlandish. This family is terrorised in their home through an entity that throws crockery, knives and sets things on fire. So terrorised, in fact, that on more than one occasion, they flee to stay at the in-laws. Later on in the book, they notice that the entity is accompanying them to local pubs and they begin to communicate with it, asking it questions and getting it to move objects and seem to be enjoying themselves. Really???? Come on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    amber 05-06-15
    amber 05-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "kind of kooky...become friends with said entity?"

    kind of kooky towards the end. the beginning and middle were good but found it hoaky towards the end. at the pubs

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    8/15/14
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    "A scarily honest account of paranormal activity"
    If you could sum up Paranormal Intruder in three words, what would they be?

    The words that spring to mind when describing this story are honest, scary, and genuine.


    What other book might you compare Paranormal Intruder to, and why?

    I don't normally read buy accounts, I'm more of a Stephen King fan. But I was told about this book by a friend and decided to give it a go. It's hard to compare it to another book as it was written by a police officer, and there aren't many stories like these out there!


    What about Shiromi Arserio’s performance did you like?

    She had a nice clear voice that was easy to understand and pleasant to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but during the day, not bedtime listening!


    Any additional comments?

    I was blown away by this story and would recommend it to anyone interested in hearing a good ghost story. I kept thinking about it afterwards and found the author's website, there's lots more information there and the EVP sounds are very creepy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    SCARBOROUGH, United Kingdom
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    "BEST NON-FICTION PARANORMAL STORY IN A LONG TIME."

    I'd heard of this story via paranormal connections and I wasn't disappointed. Having listened right through without a break I was hooked and immediately set about listening once again. A must have for all interested in the paranormal. Cannot wait for Caroline Mitchell's future novels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • linda
    1/21/15
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    "Paranormal intruder"

    Interesting and riveting sends shivers down your spine couldn't put it down but the only flaw I could say was they seemed to be very naive to have interacted with a spirit that basically was extremely dangerous it sounded like a demon

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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