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Endurance Audiobook

Endurance

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Publisher's Summary

WELCOME TO THE RUSHMORE INN

The bed and breakfast was hidden in the hills of West Virginia. Wary guests wondered how it could stay in business at such a creepy, remote location. Especially with its bizarre, presidential decor and eccentric proprietor.

ONCE YOU CHECK IN...

When the event hotel for the national Iron Woman triathlon accidentally overbooked, competitor Maria was forced to stay at the Rushmore. But after checking into her room, she quickly realized she wasn't alone. First her suitcase wasn't where she put it. Then her cell phone was moved. Finally, she heard an odd creaking under the bed. Confusion quickly turned to fear, and fear to hysteria when she discovered the front door was barred and the windows were bricked over. There was no way out.

...YOU'LL BE DYING TO LEAVE

One year later, four new female athletes have become guests of the Inn. Will they escape the horrors within its walls? Or will they join the many others who have died there, in ways too terrible to imagine?

ENDURANCE by Jack Kilborn
Are you brave enough to finish?

A Word of Warning

Originally scheduled to be released in paperback in 2010, the publisher read the final version of the manuscript and refused to release it.

This is a disturbing, terrifying book. You may think you're brave enough to handle it. But you're probably not...

©2010 Jack Kilborn and J.A. Konrath (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Sally R. Cline 03-20-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Wicked fun!!!!"

    This fast-paced thriller is deliciously gory! Narrator Christoper Lee is amazing and gives an all-out performance. There are a wide variety of characters, from the Katherine Hepburn-esque grandmother to cleft-palate mutants and he makes them all come alive.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    SHEILA FAIRVIEW, TN, United States 02-23-11
    SHEILA FAIRVIEW, TN, United States 02-23-11
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    "Endurance"

    This has to be one of the goriest, most violent books I've ever read. It's plot (?) is outRAGEOUSly impossible. As for me, that's what I expect for a book in this category. So if you like gory books, this a 5 star one. I took away a lot of points because of the narrator. I give him a minus 1 star. Awful. Maybe he's trying to sound like Will Patton, but he fails miserably. Awful voices. Annoying drawl.
    Overall though, I still wanted to finish it to see how it ended. Not always true with a lot of books.
    Gory, gross and gruesome. I cringed several times and I LOVE horror stories! Got what I paid for.

    15 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    miranda holmes 06-21-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Horrible"

    Just don't do it. The worst book I've ever been exposed to. Wish I could get my money back.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    barbara 01-17-15
    barbara 01-17-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Horrid"

    This was one of the worst books I've tried to listen to. One star was one too many. Don't waste your time on this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Jones 10-30-14
    Terri Jones 10-30-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Ridiculous"

    Couldn't even finish it. Made it past five hours, but the whole thing seems like it was written by a 14-year-old boy.

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    Jow Nevada 10-13-14
    Jow Nevada 10-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Crazy Messed Up Book"

    I snagged this book because I saw the title and the mention of triathlon. I like mystery/horror novels and I'm an endurance athlete, so I thought it would be an interesting combination of the two. But the triathlon doesn't really have much play in the story... Which is an incredibly messed up story. How can someone come up with such gory, bloody and horrible things? I think I would have liked this book better if I had read it, because when reading it I can skim over things that start to feel too graphic. With the audio performance it really sticks in your head. Also, I like to listen to audiobooks at 2x speed, but it is virtually impossible to do that with this one because of the narrator's voices, it becomes too garbled and unintelligible. I kind of wish I'd spent the listening time on something else!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sabrina 08-12-14
    Sabrina 08-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A little too dramatic and unreal"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you don't mind hyper fiction, it's a decent book to pass time. However, if you prefer stories that are a little more believable, don't waste your money!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jack Kilborn? Why or why not?

    Not at this point. Too far out there...l


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    don't remember


    Do you think Endurance needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    hell no


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gail 09-01-11
    Gail 09-01-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Gross, Disgusting, Sick & Gruesome"

    I have to say that this was the most gross, gory, disgustingly sick book I've ever read or heard. Yes.... I listened to the whole thing - to see where the author would go next. When I read the review, it sounded like an interesting storyline and the first chapter or two drew me in - people missing in the woods and a scary motel. But the sick, bloody ideas that this author created makes me actually wonder about him - how can an author even come up with this? Without telling too much about the actual story - it's totally far-fetched & unbelievable. The author relies on gore to create a 'story'. The narrator turned out to be just the right person to read this type of book - his voice is creepy and sounds like a back-hills sociopath. If you like blood & guts, are on the border of being a serial killer yourself and like to look at bloody accident scenes, then this book is for you.

    10 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    coreybeth Cincinnati, OH, United States 04-22-12
    coreybeth Cincinnati, OH, United States 04-22-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Yuck - couldn't even finish it. Ridiculous."

    You know those stupid movies that you watch, scratch your head & say "well there's 2 hrs of my life wasted"? That's how I felt and I only listened to 30 mins. of this ridiculous book. It is SOOO predictable and one big backwoods cliche! Don't waste your money like I did - next..........

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    jeanette watson 05-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Didn't think I'd like it..."
    Where does Endurance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For horror/thrillers, this book is close to best. I didn't think I'd like it, but decided to give it a try and boy was I surprised! I don't normally like anything with dogs in it except comedy's, they never get hurt or killed off in these books. But this was ok.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was different, very descriptive and kept me listening.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    I thought he was great! It just fit in with the characters and loved how he spoke for each character.


    If you could take any character from Endurance out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The grandmother, she was strong and heroic!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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