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The Girl Next Door
- By: Jack Ketchum
- Narrated by: Jack Ketchum
- Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
Suburbia. Shady, tree-lined streets; well-tended lawns; and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark, damp basement of the Chandler house, Meg and Susan are left captive to the savage whims and rages of a distant aunt who is rapidly descending into madness. It is a madness that infects all three of her sons and finally the entire neighborhood. Only one troubled boy stands hesitantly between Meg and Susan and their cruel, torturous deaths.
A Horror To The Core
- By Jim "The Impatient" on 06-19-16
I was so emotionally affected by this story. One I will never forget, the characters and story were so disturbing but I wanted it to be ok. It wasn't.
- By: Patricia Wood
- Narrated by: Paul Michael
- Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: she taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of 31. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.
- By hilobilly on 08-09-07
LOVED this book!
Would you listen to Lottery again? Why?
Yes, the characters were so real and the story remarkable and touching.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Keith. His way of saying things was so amusing.
What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?
Maintained my interest, not boring at all.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
It was all moving.
Any additional comments?
I didn't want it to end