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Publisher's Summary

He sought to flee his tragic past, but when Thomas Usher hears a clockwork voice on the phone, and sees ever-more disturbing visions in a derelict warehouse, Usher realises that he has to return home - for the sake of his own sanity. Meanwhile, a deadly figure from Usher's past threatens to undermine the very fabric of reality.

Gary McMahon’s short fiction has appeared in numerous acclaimed magazines and anthologies in the UK and US and has been reprinted in yearly "Best of" collections. He is the multiple-award-nominated author of the novellas Rough Cut and All Your Gods Are Dead, the collections Dirty Prayers and How to Make Monsters and Pieces of Midnight, and the novels Rain Dogs and Hungry Hearts. He has been nominated for seven different British Fantasy Awards as both author and editor.

©2011 Gary McMahon (P)2014 Audible Ltd

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Great story, great reader

I really enjoyed this book lot of details. I had a huge amount of things going on in it. I really enjoyed listening to the reader also. Great job all the way around.

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If you like non gory, creative horror get this

I loved the imaginative story and dream like horror. Worth it.
It was sometimes a little bit gross (character wise) and I mean that in a good way too. Well done

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When things go bad...they REALLY go bad!

Always a fan of Jay Villiers as a performer ( although some of his pronunciations are off, but I quibble ). The combination of his authoritative read and Gary McMahon's true gothic horror writing is powerful. I wasn't quite ready for it to be quite so gruesome, but the plot and characters certainly made up for some of the gratuitous scenes.

This was a freebie from AudioBookBoom's list. Highly recommended for horror fans.

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Dead Bad Things

A fascinating story that kept my interest from beginning to end. The narrator was outstanding and provided the perfect mood and tone.

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Fabulous Tale Of Eldritch Pulp Horror

In the finest Weird Tales tradition of purple dramatic prose, Gary McMahon’s story plumbs the depths of speculative super natural depravity, an erudite fusion of Saki & Lovecraft in tone. Jay Villers’ narration brings this story of murder, sick, doomed need, & twisted paranormality into delightfully hideous life. Highly recommended.

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Great story telling

The narration was excellent and the story a macabre ride through the real, unreal, lurid, vulgar, demented and heroic.

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I truly hope this writer is under lock and key

this is a perfect example of how sociopaths and psychopaths can exist on this Earth without actually killing people but still spew their awful awful brain activity out into the world I hope and pray he didn't have children

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This is book 2 better then the 1st

I am happy I listened to these books by Gary McMahon in the right order. I thought book 1 was okay but I enjoyed this one better

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While the premise is interesting, it's squandered by a narrative that can't decide on a perspective or tense. It's needlessly confusing and forces you to spend too much time figuring out whose eyes you're looking through.

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Not for me

I dislike stories with children being abused sexually. Since this is a main premise to the story I will not be trying anymore from this author.