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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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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.
Good character development and could have been a good novel if it was extrapolated some more.
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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Demon in the Mix

The storyline is well written and developed. I loved the characters and their authenticity. The twist and turns in the story are intriguing especially the one with the old witch they kept me on the edge of my seat. The only problems with the book are the narrator and the narration editing. Despite that issue I would highly recommend this book.

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very dark

it was tough to get into and very dark from the beginning but narrator did great

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  • Ern shady
  • 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