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Publisher's Summary

A small mountain town hides a dark secret....

When his father's death brings Grant Shipman to the Appalachian town of Wallen's Gap, he believes his biggest problem will be dealing with the slow pace and odd townsfolk. But something sinister is at work. A dark power rises, an echo of the town's bloody past. A book of blood magic offers an unspeakable horror a gateway into the world of the living, and only Grant stands in the way of their "Dark Rite."

©2013 David Wood, Alan Baxter (P)2013 Gryphonwood Press

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Great, freaky story

This was a very good but freaky short story. Very enjoyable and well written, definitely worth reading and listening too. I highly recommend it. Waters does a great job bringing the character to life and making them spooky.

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Vamp This!

Has all the good stuff... vampires, fortune tellers, bad boys, occult, young love - Narration was great too. Love when they create multiple voices for the characters.

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It gave me chills!💜

Fantastic story. Plenty of mystery, murder & suspense. The creepy factor was pretty high as well, it made me shudder a few times.
Let’s talk narration, first the bad news then I’ll get to the good stuff.
There were a lot of repeated sentences and phrases throughout the book almost as if it was recorded but he forgot to go back for pick ups. (Correcting errors etc)
Okay now the good news. Jonathan Waters has a fantastic voice. He absolutely nailed each of these characters and their unique accents. He’s also very good with female voices. I’ve recently began listening to Jonathan and found him to be one of my all time favorite narrators. He has a great story telling voice that I could listen to all day. This book was done about 8 years ago when he was still pretty new. I encourage everyone that when reviewing a book whether listening or reading to be sure to take into account how old the book is or how new the author and/or narrators are before you decide to give up on them.
I recommend this book.

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pretty good story

I liked this dark demon worshipping story. The ending felt a bit rushed though. But all in all it was a good story.

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So Good!

Loved this!
The story is unique and suspenseful.
The narrator is fantastic.
This was just what I needed!
You will enjoy it!

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Trials of love!

A great story of life and love! Mixed emotions of male and female. Can their love survive!

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A love letter to classic horror but weak narration

This is a love letter to horror stories of old. Take a dash of Wicker Man, take a pinch of Hammer Horror, throw in a sprinkling of Lovecraft and what have you got? This tale of a young man, Grant Shipman, returning to the town he had left long behind finds him getting embroiled in a web of cultist intrigue.
Strange things start to happen, and suddenly Grant finds there might be no one he can trust.
Bloody, sexy, scary, it's a fast-moving horror that really hits the spot.
One note I would say, get the novel version rather than the audiobook - the audio recording really needed editing, with the narrator stopping and repeating phrases on a number of occasions rather than lopping out the mistakes. Don't let that put you off, though - just grab the book instead.

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Fun but predictable

Grant comes to his estranged fathers funeral and uncovers a mysterious cult. All is not as it seems in this quiet little town.
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Nice short story but I am glad I didn’t pay for it.

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Dark Rite

This was a really good story.It had strong characters and a familiar but unique storyline.I enjoyed it. Jonathan Waters was a fine narrator except for the repetition of whole lines.This happened so often I nearly gave up listening. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • 10-24-21

What a story!

When Trenton‘s daddy dies, a man he really didn’t know. He hast to travel down to Appalachia to clean out this house and ready to sell. Unfortunately there is a hierarchy in the town that wants something from him at first he’s not sure what it is. While sitting in Joe’s Café, he is looking at one of the many religious books as Daddy has in the home and in it he finds a picture. Obviously looking over his shoulder the girl sitting in the booth behind him gets upset and this is all he is introduced to carry. At first she wants nothing to do with them, but then order a second meeting let down her guard only to be interrupted by her country bumpkin boyfriend. This is the point where hell is beginning to be unleashed. One clue leads to another and another and eventually having befriended Carrie, they both ride to the nearest college to all the way to speak to a professor. He is scared to talk at the school and tells them to meet him at his house, but unfortunately he will die before even leaving the campus. Trenton and Carry both know it’s related to their visit to him, but when Carrie Goes missingIt’s up to Trenton to find her, but when he does will he be able to defeat what he’s confronted with? This book was really good I read it in one sitting and didn’t want to stop. Although you thank you know what’s going to happen you will be surprised. There is so much more to the story than the short summary I gave above and even though it looks like you now know the details trust me when I say you do not. They have big corn fed country bumpkins that are The preachers sons, they are not spreading the Holy Ghost. This book was really good and I know I said that but I highly recommend it to anyone who likes horror and mystery because it has both. Please forgive any grammatical errors as I am blind and you

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  • Picture watcher
  • 10-07-21

A slightly supernatural story, kept my interest th

I didn't know what to expect when I started this book and was surprised with the way it went. It is an unusual story that kept my interest throughout. I think others will enjoy it as long as they appreciate stories with a slightly supernatural bent.

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  • Paul Hulbert
  • 10-23-20

Satanic rituals and demons

I loved this story and found it hard to put down.
An innocent trip unveils dark secrets.
This book reminded me of the novels written by Dennis Wheatley, such as ; To the Devil, A Daughter and The Devil Rides Out.
Recommended for mystery, romance and the occult.
Well narrated.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-17-20

So good!

Well written, well performed and thoroughly enjoyable. I will be looking for more works both from this author and from this narrator