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Cinema of Shadows

Narrated by: Nila Brereton Hagood
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the Woodfield Movie Palace. The night the Titanic sank, it opened for business...and its builder died in his chair. In the 1950s, there was a fire; a balcony full of people burned to death. And years later, when it became the scene of one of Harmony, Indiana's most notorious murders, it closed for good. Abandoned, sealed, locked up tight...until now. Tonight, Professor Geoffrey Burke and his Parapsychology students have come to the Woodfield in search of evidence, hoping to find irrefutable proof of a haunting. Instead, they will discover that, in this theater, the terrors are not confined to the screen.

Cinema of Shadows is one of the growing Harmony, Indiana collection of horror tales from Michael West that also includes Spook House, Goodnight, For the River is Wide and the Gods are Hungry, and The Wide Game.

©2011 Seventh Star Press (P)2019 Seventh Star Press

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  • timj26
  • ontario canada
  • 07-04-19

Welcome to harmony

Ghost hunters meets sixth sense
A group of college students with past paranormal experiences look for proof in a soon to be demolished Theatre
Lots of creep factor from the buildings history to little drown girls needing a ride home
A Well narrated ghost story any horror fan will enjoy
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Fun, and hard to put down!

I can't wait to go back to Harmony, Indiana!

Cinema of Shadows is a suspenseful ride from start to finish. The characters are relatable, and the story has you captivated throughout. The setting of the story was absolutely perfect for the ghoul packed trip through small town Indiana. Very excited to get my hands on more of Mr. West's work!

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Loved it!

Full of thrills and chills. One of the best horror audibles I've listened to this year!

The narration was perfect!

I received a copy of this audible free at my request. I'm thrilled to be able to leave my review.

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An entertaining B-movie vibe going on

This one had a real cheesy B-movie vibe going on. I liked that about it. It was a little heavy on the cheese in parts, but a quick and entertaining read nonetheless. The narration added another layer to the story and was done very well.

*I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook of this one and am leaving this voluntary honest review.

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Less of a horror audio, more of an endurance test

This is a prime example of why the preview feature is key. The story had promise with a nice mixture of pulp horror and gore, but suffers a lot from too much filler. By hour 6 of 9 the characters have FINALLY gotten to the whole point of the story; investigating the damn theater. But the path to get there is full of “just get on with it!”
But the real problem is the narrator. Her voices are awful, accents even worse (she says the professor is English, but keeps switching to Scottish?), and she just doesn’t have a voice for horror. It’s like listening to my grandma reading little women or those crappy paperbacks with half naked tan guys on horses.
Skip the audio, get the book if it’s on sale.

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  • Angela
  • 07-09-19

Good Horror Story

This was a fun read, and took me right back to when I first started reading horror (mainly Stephen King and Christoper Pike) as a child. I liked the writing, it has a very 70s feel to it, though it is set present day for the most part.
Creepy and very much a slow burner, which is how I like my horror (modern horror just doesn't cut it for me - too much unnecessary gore for the sake of it and not enough build up or characterisation).
From a narration point, it felt like it took a little while for Hagood to really get into the swing of it, but she does a good job bringing this book to life. I think this would make a decent adaptation to the screen as well.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request via Audioboom and have voluntarily left this review.