Orphaned twins Isabelle and Beatrice Thorn live a glamorous 1920s Hollywood life. They are the wards of Mr. Cecil, a mysterious and influential director, who insists on controlling every aspect of their lives. He made beautiful Isabelle a star and is about to release a horror flick that will showcase her famous scream. Disfigured Beatrice has been commanded to spend her days hidden on the Cecil estate, away from prying eyes and photographers, scarves covering her birthmarks and baldness.
But clever Beatrice's curiosity about the death of her parents, the appearance of scorpion hornets and the unsettling fate of a newspaper man is getting the better of her. She's starting to realize the director has truly dark designs.
Flickers is horror at its finest. A mixture of suspense, heartwarming love and gut-churning fear.
©2016 Arthur Slade (P)2016 Arthur Slade
Well folks, this is not your typical Hollywood drama. I loved this story! To me it had a bit of a Hitchcock feel to it but with a humorous flare. The narrators delivery was spot on for the era and pulls you along on a path with twists where you become attached to the characters (for me it was at the start I became enamored with them) Arthur Slade has a knack for pulling me into other dimensions with his writing like the twister taking Dorothy to Oz.( and no, I'm not comparing myself to a teenage girl from Kansas ;-) ) Funny, emotional and a little scary at times, Flickers hits on all cylinders!
This book was really fun for me to listen to. I love Beatrice and her curiosity throughout the book. This book is full of suspense that kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. The end and answers to the mystery is not so good. Seemed a bit rushed at that point, with too much going on. Overall good. I'm not disappointed that I listened to it because I did enjoy the journey, just not the outcome.
"I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher."
Yes. It was interesting and sometimes really scary
that it took place in the film industry in the 1920s.
different voices for the characters... some of the voices I really loved...
how much Isabelle and Beatrice father loved them and would do anything for them
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror
surprisingly I really enjoyed this book I didn't think I would it was fascinating to me. I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review and unbiased opinion via audio book boom dot com
The story was quite interesting. I love alternate universes intersecting.
Doubtful. I swear the man went to the "William Shatner school of acting". It was very breathy, weird pauses.... While the story was good, the performance - especially when he does different character voices- was really horrible
The story would be something I would like in one setting, but not this narration.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
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