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Alma Harper has been trying to forget what happened in Widowsfield 16 years ago. She has a good life as a music teacher now, and might rekindle her relationship with her one true love. However, the number 314 haunts her, and threatens to bring her back to the day that her brother disappeared. When a reporter shows up, just days before March 14th, Alma realizes that her past is coming back to haunt her. What happened on March 14th, at 3:14, 16 years ago? No one but The Skeleton Man can remember.

©2012 Aaron Wise (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    2 out of 5 stars

Not what you think

This was a cheesy, corny, cliche dramatic love story in the guise of a horror story. So cheesy it was painful 90% of the time. Such a shame because the actual horror bits were great.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Boring

I couldn't identify with or root for any character. I just didn't care one way or another.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Could have been so much better

The book performance was good however the story was slow and confusing. The few action scenes went fast (should have been more).

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314 (A WIDOWSFIELD TRILOGY)

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! This is the first book in the series of three, and after it, I immediately downloaded the second and third series so I had them on hand, just in case I finish the second while I'm out and can't download. I'm not a big fan of the supernatural, I'm more of the psycho/thriller type of reader. However, this author had a unique way of "pulling you in," from the start. The narration is superb, and that's I'm going to say, because of spoilers .HOWEVER, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SURE YOU HAVE A STRONG STOMACH FOR THIS ONE!!! 😱😈 3:14 🐾

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Couldn't put it down

This was one of the best books I've read in a few months. I couldn't put it down and I can't wait to delve into books two and three. Perfectly written and genuinely creepy as hell. If you haven't read the chaos horror that is 314, drop what you're doing and enjoy the spiral into deja vu hell.

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Freaky story

What did you love best about 314?

The opening sequence was one of the freakiest things I have ever listened to.

What did you like best about this story?

It is well written and suspenseful.

What does Vanessa Johansson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narration was excellent.

Any additional comments?

It started off great then slowed down a bit but picked up at the end. There is a lot of jumping back and forth between timelines which can be confusing but the author explains why at the end of the book. I was about halfway through the book and then I found out it was part of a trilogy. Initially I was upset because I knew that all the loose ends would not be tied up but the book finishes answering one major question. I look forward to the other two books.

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"As if"

Would you try another book from A. R. Wise and/or Vanessa Johansson?

I feel sorry for the performer having to read this book. The metaphors are too frequent and too ridiculous. I didn't even make it through the entire book. Please for the love of your ears, skip Chapter 8.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

This book has no redeeming qualities. Nothing.

Any additional comments?

The characters are shallow, whiny, and impossible to relate to.

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I can't believe I listened to the whole thing.

What disappointed you about 314?

First of all I like to have a character I can connect with or at least like. The characters in this book were all somewhere between naive and dangerous. They talked about being friends yet they betrayed each other all the time. Not my idea of friendship. Just kind of off. Second the plot didn't make any sense!! Which I why I kept listening. I though surely at some point in time the author would tie it together. Instead it was cheaply ended by saying it wasn't ended and you would need to get the next book. ??

What does Vanessa Johansson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The reader didn't have a lot to work with here but did a good job nonetheless.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration!

Any additional comments?

I won't be buying book two because at this point I don't think even another whole book will put the pieces together for this story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Kendra Masonchuck
  • 04-24-15

Great premise, slow delivery

I was a little disappointed with this book. It had a lot of great reviews deeming it terrifying and creepy as hell, and it started off that way with a really intense opening, but then it mellowed out and got really slow for the middle section of the book. At times I thought I was reading a broken-home romance drama until brief scenes came along that reminded me of the main plot of the book. The ending was great, but I felt it's intensity and excitement came a little too late. I didn't hate this book, but I feel it just didn't deliver enough. The narration was great and Vanessa Johansson kept me as interested in the slow parts as I could be, but the book itself just wasn't paced right for my liking.