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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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    Barbara J. Anderson Huntington Beach, Ca 10-05-14
    Barbara J. Anderson Huntington Beach, Ca 10-05-14 Member Since 2015

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    "More Horror than i was ready for."

    Narration was very well done. The book became too horror filled for me to listen to and drive.
    If you like horror this might be for you. Creeepy!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    GemInI1963 FLOODWOOD, MN, United States 08-11-14
    GemInI1963 FLOODWOOD, MN, United States 08-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Made for a scary drive home from work at night!"

    This is one of the scariest books I have listened to in a long while! Living in the country and working the late shift, I was running to my house when I got home from work! I've always loved reading horror and am no stranger to the thing under the stairs and this book was great fun!

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    Gail M Verona, NJ 07-24-14
    Gail M Verona, NJ 07-24-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Very Graphic"

    I'm only about 2 hours into this story but I have had to stop listening. Although the story is creepy and scary (that's a good thing!) it provides some very graphic and disturbing scenes. I will delete this from my library and hope that the nasty images can be deleted from my memory.

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    Susan 07-10-14
    Susan 07-10-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Disgusting gratuitous horror"
    What would have made Endurance better?

    I suppose I didn't realize this was a Horror book. For me, more of a story and less horror, would have improved this book. I couldn't even complete it. The horror wasn't suspenseful or well written at all. It was immature and gratuitous and seemed more in line with what a 15 year old boy would write.


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    Cheryl T. White Asheville, NC USA 04-24-14
    Cheryl T. White Asheville, NC USA 04-24-14

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    "They should invent a new catagory for this one!"
    If you could sum up Endurance in three words, what would they be?

    Horrific, requires endurance, non-stop listening!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The voices of Christopher Lane. The insanely morbid imagination of Jack Kilborn.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All of Christopher Lane's performances are incredible! I look for his name first and then to see if I want to listen to the book. A book can be ruined if you don't like the performance of the narrator.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Newport New, VA, United States 12-29-12
    David Newport New, VA, United States 12-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Just get past the first few chapters"
    Would you listen to Endurance again? Why?

    I'm not sure i Would Listen to it again because i don't typically do the read/listen thing twice.


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

    He brings the west Virginia country sound to it and i would have a hard time building the characters voices, and there are many! It took me some time to get used to the country sounding voices but he did a great job holding characters to their unique voices.


    Any additional comments?

    Good Listen and story. If your not used to the country twang it takes a bit to get used to but the twang helps place you in the West Virginia mountains. Creepy place! :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chuck 06-11-12
    Chuck 06-11-12
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    "Jack Kilborn is one scarry guy."
    What did you love best about Endurance?

    This story was one of the friehtening but, possible stories about the backwoods I've heard in a long time.


    Would you recommend Endurance to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes! I would deffinately recommend this book to my friends that are into terror/horror.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    anne RICHMOND, CA, United States 09-07-11
    anne RICHMOND, CA, United States 09-07-11 Member Since 2011

    Artist, publisher/editor

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    "I was really rooting for these characters"

    Again King provides us with a group of boys that break your heart, I didn't want the story to end and silly as is sounds, I missed these guys when the story was over. This is one of his better non-horror stories with a plot that turned my stomach into knots each time the characters crossed another hurtle.

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    Gaither 04-25-11
    Gaither 04-25-11
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    "Silly"

    This book should not be listed under horror. It belongs in comedy. If any of its humor were deliberate, it would have been hilarious and I'd have given it five stars.

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    Michael Chicago, IL, United States 08-22-12
    Michael Chicago, IL, United States 08-22-12
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    "Could only take 5 minutes"
    What would have made Endurance better?

    The narrator using a 'regular' voice and accent


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    No sure, I listen to a lot of them


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Lane?

    I don't know them by name.


    What character would you cut from Endurance?

    Didn't listen to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like listening to a Southern "Mark Twain" kind of accent, maybe you will like this one.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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