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Publisher's Summary

Dean and Jess knew the house had a tragic past but it did not stop them from making the move with their young daughters. It was supposed to be a new - and bigger - home with which they could continue to build upon their already established happy memories but as the house's past begins to haunt them they realize it is not the dream they first hoped it to be.

From Matt Shaw (author of The Cabin, Happy Ever After and Sick B*stards) comes a new novella; a tale of psychological horror and slow-building tension leading to an unforgettable climax.

©2014 Matt Shaw (P)2014 Matt Shaw

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Ending?

I guess that the end of this story is left up to each individual reader because there certainly wasn't one in the final chapter!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not good...

First off, the narrarator did this thing with his voice where he would drop it down unnaturally low; it was very annoying. I think I could have dealt with it if it had been the book's only issue.
The story itself started off okay and held my attention well for a while. It wasn't one that was difficult to walk away from, but I did care about the characters and wnated to know what was going on with them. And then, the story shifted. It went from being a supernatural thriller to one that should be filed away in the erotica section. In the beginning, the couple in the story was intimate, but by the end of the book, everyone was and in a more graphic manner than they were in the beginning. It was like he couldn't figure out what to do with these characters, so he would fill the pages with sex and hope for the best. The actual story line at the end of the book was weak and was poorly covered by the author's attempt at erotica. It was not scary and was actually pretty lame.

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Pet Peaves

One of my greatest pet peaves has always been adults not listening to what their children have to say, or shrugging it off as being unimportant. I usually say, "You should have listened.....you got what you deserved. What a great "told you so!" story.

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just getting good

it was just getting good and then it was over but all in all nice short spooky story

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Interesting and descriptive

Creative and entertaining story, interesting ending. Would have liked to know more. I guess you can guess your own ending.

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Great start ... not so great finish!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

For the most part, yes. Enjoyed the story up until the final scene. More disappointed than surprised. At first, enjoyed the suspected paranormal approach. Kind of wished it had remained so. The ending or final scene was too much of a let down.

Has A House in the Country turned you off from other books in this genre?

Of course not. Although, I didn't enjoy the final scene of this particular story, still would continue to read more of this author's contributions.

What about Wayne Farrell’s performance did you like?

Wayne Farrell's performance was top notch. His voice and inflections reflected the story perfectly. Would continue to listen to his other performances.

Did A House in the Country inspire you to do anything?

I am a part time fiction writer and do specialize very close to this genre. Yes, I'm afraid his story of A House in the Country does inspire me to return to my writing.

Any additional comments?

My criticism of A House in the Country is best described as a story left unfinished. There was too much left unsaid and undone.

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Fantastic ghost story 😉

Great story from the beginning to the ending. Great twist, narrator is great, I only wish it was longer. Wow!

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Good story

The narrator made it hard to listen but I did enjoy the story even though there was not an ending

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  • serisa
  • 02-10-15

Great Thriller

Would you consider the audio edition of A House in the Country to be better than the print version?

I have only listerned to the audio but I would buy the print version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A House in the Country?

I loved the twists in the story but I loved the ending.

What about Wayne Farrell’s performance did you like?

This is the first Wayne Farrell audio I have listered to and I really enjoyed it.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I made me think. Never dismiss your children as most things they say or see is the truth.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Sue Jackson
  • 09-17-15

What a let-down!

What disappointed you about A House in the Country?

Can appreciate there are short stories but this just didn't have enough time or quality to go anywhere - got to the end and just thought 'so what'?!! :-/

Has A House in the Country put you off other books in this genre?

Not at all! BUT wouldn't be tempted to read any more of author's books!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Pseudo-creepy , condescending voice! Nearly gave up a couple times but hoped the story would be a good one - but being as it wasn't, feel let down and cheated on that book.

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

It had the potential to be BETTER that's the sad and unfortunate thing!

Any additional comments?

No,

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  • Joseybelle
  • 08-19-15

Rather condescending narrator

I found the narrator carries a rather condescending / patronising tone throughout the story. Unfortunate really.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful