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HEX

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Publisher's Summary

Whoever is born here is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay never leaves.

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses. Because if the stitches are ever cut open, the story goes, the whole town will die.

The curse must not be allowed to spread. The elders of Black Spring have used high-tech surveillance to quarantine the town. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break the strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But in so doing, they send the town spiraling into a dark nightmare.

©2016 Thomas Olde Heuvelt (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Gaynor 06-19-17
    Gaynor 06-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Whoaaa .... and then some!! "

    I read this bone chilling story after S King highly recommended it. You should stop what you are doing. Read. This. Book.

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  • Jonathan
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    5/27/16
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    "Very Stephen King but in a good way "

    Remember when you saw 'the cabin in the woods' and thought that it was a wry ironic knowing twist on the over familiar beastie in the woods story - well this does the same with the 'Blair witch'. It's fast and well written and keeps you listening in a manner familiar to the fan of the early Stephen King horrors. There's problems and missteps but nothing that spoils the experience. But in truth, like 'cabin' it works well the first time but doesn't really linger in the mind.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/21/16
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    "Brilliant new concept"

    Excellent fresh new take on a horror novel involving a witches curse.
    At the very beginning I wasn't sure what was going on as you are kind of dropped into the story without any background information and I was kind of confused (you will understand when you listen) but I'm glad I stuck with it as I was rewarded greatly.
    It was a real rollercoaster of a novel, extremely scary at times, also funny and in places very moving, it was difficult not to feel for the main characters.
    The narrated did a wonderful job at telling this tale, and I applaud such a terrific audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • janien
    hampshire, UK
    6/18/16
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    "A pretty scary witch story"
    If you could sum up HEX in three words, what would they be?

    Original and pretty scary.


    What other book might you compare HEX to, and why?

    There are elements of a particular Stephen King book within but that would give too much of a spoiler. The author though takes that story in a different direction to the Stephen King book, so it's not a copy!


    What does Jeff Harding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Jeff Harding is a superb narrator. Some reviewers say his voice isn't the easiest but I loved it. He does various voices well and has an echo conversation down the telephone technique that made me sit up and take notice about half way through.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Stephen King recommended book.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall the book is a great concept and pretty scary. The first half is sensational, the finish not as good as the first part had me expecting. I think this is an author to watch out for more from.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • L. Sheehan
    Edinburgh
    6/9/16
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    "An odd book."

    I didn't love this story.

    It did have potential and the performance was ok - interesting voice.

    The story tried to make the extraordinary ordinary in a small town. But it didn't work for me. I couldn't suspend belief enough to make this enjoyable.

    It's translated and that sometimes seemed to give it a strange cadence. But this changed and the changes jarred with me.

    It reminded me of Wayward Pines. And they did it better.

    Wanted to like this and didn't.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • E.lorinda
    3/4/17
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    "Interesting concept, pitiful writing style"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe people who don't like to read would like this book...people who usually go for check-out lane pulp magazines instead of novels.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have enjoyed the book more if it hadn't been written in such a cliched style. The prose, especially the dialogue, was so wooden as to make one wince.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Harding?

    O, God! ANYONE! Jeff Harding is TERRIBLE at women's voices and makes everyone sound largely similar. He also reads everything with an undue sense of drama, like he was narrating a movie trailer, not reading a book.


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

    The concept is an interesting one, it's too bad it was so terribly executed.


    Any additional comments?

    you can't be frightened by what you find laughable. This book isn't horror it's accidental comedy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 11thc girl
    8/30/16
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    "Full of originality and a tense atmosphere"

    I have to say that I was kept hooked throughout in this very eerie nightmarish tale. It took a few chapters to get into it but once there I was enthralled. It started out almost like a black comedy with the author's humorous narrative driving the story. It was not told from one character's point of view which enriched the story and as it builds up to a really horrible climax, I just could not stop listening. This is a really creepy tale for those who love horror, a real scared fest in traditional sense.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maxine
    7/4/16
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    "Wow - creepy !"

    What a clever story . Well narrated . I Really enjoyed it will look out for this author again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    6/5/16
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    "great book would recommend"

    Would make a terrifying film.......Don't listen at bedtime !!!!!!!
    a little bit like wayward pines but still fantastic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Martin Smith
    5/11/17
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    "Wow...!"

    The author draws you in slowly but carefully as not to spoil or rush too many character's. The story is quietly built from a small sleepy town that appears to all American and apple pie to a hate filled and archaic vengeful society that ends very badly. Your initial thoughts about Katherine should wait until part 2 if the novel because is she really evil and vengeful?
    You really care about the characters and whgwhgat hgappens to them...good or bad. This is a story about fear and misconceptions so ingrained that they obscure and tarnish what is hidden in plain sight. It also deals with humans over urging cyclic pattern to return to its basic instinct to survive at whatever cost. Fear, ignorance and mans ability to delve into the darkest reaches of our psyche

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susie
    5/4/17
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    "Poor storyline"

    Found this book a complete waste of time. I listened to the whole thing only for it to finish with a very poor ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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