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  • Disappearance at Devil's Rock

  • A Novel
  • By: Paul Tremblay
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 496

Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every mother fears: Her 13-year-old son, Tommy, has vanished without a trace in the woods of a local park. The search isn't yielding any answers, and Elizabeth and her young daughter, Kate, struggle to comprehend Tommy's disappearance. They feel helpless and alone, and their sorrow is compounded by anger and frustration: The local and state police have uncovered no leads.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy, eerie, and dark.

  • By Alicia on 10-16-16

Wow

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

Similar to HFoG, this book was able to illicit an emotional response that I rarely experience during story telling, spoken or otherwise. Tremblay has such an understanding of childhood, it's comforts, and it's horrors that we're forced remember what is like to be young and naive in an increasingly ruthless world. His beautiful prose is a sweet aftertaste of his great ability to tell a story.

Story aside, the performance was great. The narrator was able to portrait the characters that kept me entertained and not gagging on an overly sweet delivery.

Great experience all around

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  • The Fisherman

  • By: John Langan
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 381

In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman's Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast-moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other's company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of the Creek, and what might be found there, the remedy to both their losses, they dismiss it as just another fish story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Horror of Loss

  • By Jim N on 04-20-17

If Poe or Lovecraft were still around...

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

They'd have this book on their shelf. Great balance of wierd and ordinary. The dream-like imagery and language showed a hint of "Dagon" or "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath" with the language to match. As a fan of Lovecraftian prose, this hit the mark.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful