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FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker's fee.

Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up. Big mistake.

Susan soon discovers that her new home is crawling with bedbugs... or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she's going mad - until a more sinister explanation presents itself: she may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from Hell.

©2011 Ben H. Winters (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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Mildly entertaining

Good narration makes this an entertaining book. Decent writing, well-paced to build suspense. A nice change of pace from literary reading.

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Ridiculous premise.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who love horror stories.

Has Bedbugs turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes.

What three words best describe Elisabeth Rodgers’s voice?

Voice is OK. Her character voices were not great.

What character would you cut from Bedbugs?

The badbugs.

Any additional comments?

As someone who once stayed at a residence infested with bedbugs, I can say that bedbugs themselves are horrible enough. The supernatural theme was a bit much.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Suspenseful and well-written

What did you love best about Bedbugs?

It was suspenseful from the beginning. I kept trying to figure out what was going to happen next.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Andrea - the landlady

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

This is the first book that I have read by E. Rogers. I was drawn to the title.

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

No. Just good listen

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Itchy. And *Almost* Good.

Without putting forth any spoilers, I will say that this was almost an awesome book, and had it gone the direction I'd hoped, I'd be raving. For the first two-thirds, I was genuinely impressed, but after the 'insanity or for-realsies or supernatural' plot resolved I was wickedly disappointed. That said, I'd read another contribution from this author, just to see what he had kicking around in his head. Also, itchy.

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  • 03-27-13

Entertaining at times, Laughable at times

I give this book props for having a very different storyline - there's a novel concept behind the "bedbugs" themselves. But that being said, most of it is pretty laughable given that this "horrifying" situation happens to an elistist, yup-ster, Brooklyn couple who you kind of don't give a crap about.
I'm also sorry to say that the narration was somewhat 'cringe-worthy,' especially when the voices of the toddler and the old land-lady come out. Their voices are embarrassingly over the top. The ending is also pretty terrible - I so badly want to go on a rant, but I'd hate to completely spoil it for anyone out there still willing to give the book a try.
I was somewhat entertained by this audiobook, but I would not recommend it to friends.

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Decent enough, a little slow on the uptake.

As far as characters, setting and writing go, Mister Winters did a great job. The narration was very well done (though I didn't much care for the toddler's voice). My problem being was coming into this book hoping for something genuinely scary, or at least, unsettling, but I got none of that. By the time the mystery was finally tied up, it was very near the end and I had basically lost interest at that point.

Listen for the characters, but don't get your hopes up for anything 'horror' related.

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Couldnt get past my dislike of the main character

Just couldn't get into the book because of my dislike of the main character. Listened for a couple of hours and just gave up. This is not like me. I usually try to stick with a book. Just couldn't

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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WOW!

Would you consider the audio edition of Bedbugs to be better than the print version?

Creepiness worthy of Stephen King himself. This one kept me awake and itching to the very end!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bedbugs?

Ping!

1 of 8 people found this review helpful