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Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins. And as an adult, Daniel is about to discover there are more of them out there.

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  • coreybeth
  • Cincinnati, OH, United States
  • 11-25-17

2500+ books & this was the ONLY one gave me creeps

Seriously. I have 2500+ audible books in my library (just ask my husband LOL). My genre is horror, suspense, paranormal etc. I have never, not once, had to turn a book off at night. Until the handyman. I don't know why but I passed on the title a few times. It just seemed like a stalkerish book. I'm glad I was wrong! Sam, his brother & parents buy a "kit" for an Aframe as a vacation home. The man they purchased the lot from, Frank, they also hire to build it. Frank creeps the boys out and is a peculiar man. He skips town, steals their things and due to his shoddy workmanship cause a horrible accident. Sam grows up but blames his families misfortunes on Frank. He begins an investigation and finds some disturbing things about "Frank". He travels back to his old Aframe vacation home where it all began. and actually runs into a ghost hunting reality show filming an episode. He gives them information about the his house, the house across the street, and the man who lived there. He discovers that everyone who has ever hired Frank ends up dead, injured or missing! He and two of the writers of the show try to track down frank. He learns about a mysterious religion in Vietnam where apparently Frank started his downward spiral into the occult and insanity! I'm hoping there's a part 2. I had to turn the book off last night. My whole family was asleep while I stayed up to clean. The creepy ghosts and characters and the situations in the book made my imagination run wild. I just finished it.......In broad daylight......as should you! Don't hesitate unless you don't want to be scared! First book ever. Not even It scared me. This one did!!!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Scary

I literally had to stop reading this book at night because it frightened me so much. I don't usually scare so easily, but all the death from seemingly unexplained accidents scared the heck out of me. At some point, you say to yourself, no way would this happen, but when you're alone listening to the story and all the lights are out in your house and you start hearing noises, well judge for yourself. But, I couldn't get enough of the storyline so I bit the bullet and listened the last 4 hours in the middle of the night. I admit I did stio the audio several times to listen for unexplained noises in the house, but it was worth it. There are a few items that remain unresolved for me. But, I'll just make assumptions rather than list them here and ruin the storyline for anyone.

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Not Little's Best

I've read nearly all Little's books and used to enjoy them a great deal, but the formula is same each time: take an everyday situation, in this case, a subpar contractor, and stretch it to the supernatural until Joe Everyman finds the root and solves it. The baddy will border on ridiculous and will be everywhere. This book isn't bad, but it isn't good either.

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So freaking Spooky!!!

This was disturbing with just the right amount of supernatural! Mr. Little is quickly becoming a favorite!

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The Master of Macabre!

Great Narration. Great character development. Great pace. I loved the idea of the story. The ending was ok.

I would refer this book to a friend. I did not feel like I wasted my money. 😁

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Amazing

This book was amazing. Great story. It held my interest the entire way through. I will check out more by this author.

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Excellent!

The story is well paced and keeps you in suspense all the way through. Excellent narration.

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Good Read

A good overall story. Not his best but still very good. Glad to recommend book.

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LOVED THIS! Unexpected & creepy.

This is one of the best books I have listened to in a while. Chris Andrew Ciulla was fantastic at the narration. The book was really creepy, but not in an over the top kind of way. The story was outside of the box and left me thinking every time I drove by an odd looking house. I have been in a book slump and this kind of took me out of it.

It's an easy listen without a lot of slow spots. Not boring and not over the top. Kinda perfect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Bentley Little need I say more?

good good good good good very good good it is very very very good ok get the book

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  • Freda
  • 11-10-17

Another Scary Bentley Little story

Daniel Martin has never forgotten his childhood encounters with Frank Watkins, the man who built his family a summer home out of cardboard and plywood. Frank's gaze was oddly confusing, as if he was attempting to discern the proper way to behave because he didn't know how to respond in a human manner. Since Frank obviously wasn't an alien, young Daniel thought maybe the man was crazy. In the end, Daniel would learn the terrifying truth about Frank Watkins when his younger brother was killed as the floor collapsed. And as an adult, Daniel discovers Frank is out there again and he wants revenge for his brother’s death. Finding Frank becomes an obsession, BUT Frank is also after him and things begin to happen to people around him who get involved in Frank’s search. Who will find who first and just what will Daniel find when they finally meet? Another brilliant scary Bentley Little book.