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  • The Housemates

  • A Novel of Extreme Terror
  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Chris Barnes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Ten days, twelve competitors, two million pounds cash. What at first appears to be a wonderful opportunity for Damien Banks turns out to be the worst nightmare he can imagine. Trapped inside a house with eleven strangers, and a booming voice known only as "The Landlord" controlling his every move, Damien will be forced to compete not only for the money, but for his life. Let the games begin

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended! Horror fans won't be disappointed.

  • By Scott on 07-16-14

Recommended! Horror fans won't be disappointed.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-14

What did you love best about The Housemates?

It's a mixture of 'My Little Eye' and the Saw films, so doesn't skimp on the horror and it quickly gets to the point. It's an exciting story and one that could easily be turned into it's own film or tv show.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Housemates?

It's hard to really say anything too specific without ruining the surprises, but lets just say that things aren't always what they seem. The "tasks" for the housemates are rather intense and messy.

Which scene was your favorite?

There's a certain task involving the removal of fingernails that I'll be trying not to think about for a while.

Who was the most memorable character of The Housemates and why?

I was really intrigued by the Landlord (essentially Big Brother) and what was really going on. There's certainly potential for sequels.

Any additional comments?

The narration from Chris Barnes really stood out and perfectly matched the story. One thing that is a huge part of Big Brother in the UK is the voice of Big Brother, typically a regional accent, and Chris absolutely nailed it. The story would have been let down without a narrator that understood the material and was willing to go the extra mile with the characters and I never once felt myself dropping out of it.

In general, the production quality was high too and it felt very slick. This was my first dip into the world of audiobooks and I wasn't disappointed.

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