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'50sVille

Narrated by: Dave Wright
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Imagine a town where the people perpetually live in the 1950s, a place where time has all but stopped and where everyone loves his family, job, and life. In this strange place, only a select few people ever leave the city limits and even then, they leave reluctantly. This is what 15-year-old Benjamin Granault faces as, through a string of amazing events, he finds himself living in a town where he can never talk about modern technology or current events, a place where being an outsider can cost a person his life and being part of the community may very well cost more. Follow the adventures of Benjamin Granault in 50sVille, the strangest town Indiana has ever been unaware of.

©2014 Paul A. Ibbetson (P)2014 Paul A. Ibbetson

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50's living

What did you love best about '50sVille?

I thought the story line was very interesting

What other book might you compare '50sVille to and why?

the exact reversal of the Brendan Fraser movie "Blast from the past"

Any additional comments?

The ending was definitely a cliff hanger

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Great Book!

Would you consider the audio edition of '50sVille to be better than the print version?

Yes

What did you like best about this story?

The nostalgia of the book.

Which character – as performed by Dave Wright – was your favorite?

Benjamin

Who was the most memorable character of '50sVille and why?

Benjamin, he was oblivious but wondered what was going on.

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50s Ville review

50'sville, set in the 1950's by Paul Ibbetson and narrated by Dave Wright was an interesting short serial story from the first page all the way through to the very end. The characters presented in it were pretty well likable, as was the writing and narration. Five stars and well worth listening to, now it's onto the rest of this series.

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Eerie!

Can not wait to play Vol 2!!!! Story is as if Ol Time Radio Serials! Love it😁

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The series is worth it!

The first book was a bit slow for me, BUT..the series as a whole I really enjoyed! Definitely worth a listen!

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Living in the past

I enjoyed this story. The whole town in another time is very interesting even with the dark undertone. I look forward to the next ones.

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50's style

I loved this book from the beginning. I am hooked and can't wait to get my hands on volume two. I received this audio book upon my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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  • SD
  • 08-18-19

Great intro!

I've listen to all 5 books in the serie in sequence. They are not that long and the story is pretty much continuous so I recommend to read it/listen all 5 books too. You will not want to stop in the middle.
I will review all 5 books and give stars individual for each.
The story is about a boy that every year goes to an event in a town that is stuck in the 50's. In the first book we get to meet this town and some of it's inhabitants. But then his father dies and the plot begins. For his own protection he has to hide in the town and live there under their rules (book 2). Those first 2 books were my favorite. As well as the narrators. The story reminded me of "The Stepford Wives" but in different way. The group of kids also reminded me a lot of Steven Spielberg films.
After that the story turns into a darker tale, when we discover the mystery behind the town. I think of it like a Edgar Allan Poe tale. I love them, the dark, the mystery, the danger, the thrill, the supernatural flare. The thing is they always seem to never go too deep, being just a tale. In here we still get a lot of complexity, and cool characters, but for me it never really suppresses the expectations created on the first 2 books. Still worth reading to discover the full mystery and the final chapter.
It was a petty that there is a new narrator for every book. I would have preferred consistency, being a small length novela. All narrators are pretty good, but totally different from each other.

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Who doesn’t love the 50s?

What a great idea for a story. Bengermen loves going to 50’s week. He doesn’t even mind playing along with the gang he hangs out with every year. That all changes when they drop their social graces and Ben finds out it’s always the 1950’s

This book was so cute. I love the Benjamin and Catherine entry and the rest of the gang. I have already downloaded book to do and can’t wait to start listening. Although I think this is for a younger audience I still love it.

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A wonderfully creepy listen

The narrator is perfect for this story. The story is creepy fantastic and the narrator adds to the feel. The story is so Twilight Zoneish. Yes, I know that’s not a word but, it works. I will definitely listen to more.
I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Dan Raskoll
  • 09-15-19

A Great two and a half hour listen

If you like old tv shows like Outer limits or the twilight zone then you will really enjoy this book, you follow the adventures of Benjamin Granault in 50sVille, the strangest town Indiana has ever been unaware of,'50sVille has a good story and is easy to follow as an audiobook, the narrator is a little flat sounding but besides that '50sVille has a fun storyline with good characters and dialogue,I'm not sure if it would make my listen again list but there are more audiobooks in series, and the samples sound pretty good, if I have a spare credit I might be back to review part 2

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  • deafmick
  • 08-18-19

This is my first audio book by Paul ibbetson I like it there are 5 to the set i hope the overs are just as good

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  • Helen
  • 07-20-19

50s

Imagine a town where the people perpetually live in the 1950s, a place where time has all but stopped
great story well written by Paul Ibbetson and great narrater too