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The Perry family's new house is perfect - except for the weird behavior of the neighbors, and that odd smell coming from a dark corner in the basement. Pity no one warned the family about the house. Now it's too late. Because the darkness at the bottom of the basement stairs is rising.

©2012 Bentley Little (P)2012 AudioGO

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  • Kristin
  • EAGAN, MN, United States
  • 09-10-12

Great haunt!

Would you listen to The Haunted again? Why?

The narration was great. It was a good ghost story...I could really picture the characters and places.

What did you like best about this story?

The bizarre things that happened to the family.

What about Dan Butler’s performance did you like?

Great voice...creepy at times!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but couldn't.

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  • Mimi
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States
  • 08-25-12

Juvenile

If it weren't for the unnecessary sex scenes, this book could be a teenage novel. There is very little plot development and the story is quite predictable. I also didn't appreciate the preachy political commentary dispersed throughout the story. I haven't read any other books by this author and after this, I'm not inclined to do so.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

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a better bentley...

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worth the price of admission. not one of bentley little's hits, but not exactly a miss either. i enjoyed the ride.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • Saint petersburg, FL, United States
  • 09-12-12

Liberal Politics in a Ghost Story ??

I would love to once be told a story or watch a film just to be entertained and not have the author force-fit and inject liberal political views where they have absolutely no effect except to bring me out of the story and make me want to stop reading/watching/listening. But, this author just can't help himself. He goes FAR out of his way in telling a ghost story to bring up political issues (in great length and detail) and make the conservative character in the debate look like a beer drinking fool, and cast the liberal character in a good light.. It's nauseating and it completely ruined this book for me. I hope this liberal author is happy that he fooled me into buying his book and being subjected to his one-sided brainwashed liberal politics. thanks a lot.. how about next time you just ENTERTAIN ME WITH A STORY which is what I am paying you to do. At least put it in the description and warn people before they pay good money that this book has vomit-inducing liberal rants in it that are completely out of place in a ghost story.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Finally, a truly spooky story!

I've read many horror novels and have seen many horror movies, but nothing has ever actually scared me. While this book didn't scare me, it did give me some fun chills. The era and place feel like characters, too. Definitely a fun read!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Just average

This is one of those books it's hard for me to give a review that will be meaningful to most. I found the story average. It's got some really creepy parts. Things that make you question reality. But then I also felt parts of it were your typical horror flick wee you wanted to scream at them for being idiots. Because really they were, it wasn't even an I'm reading and seeing the bigger picture, it's why the heck would that stupidly even cross your mind things.

However God nature of the haunting, and it's over arching purpose as well as the ending were unique enough gag I couldn't rank it a 1 or 2. So really for me it's kind of average. That's all.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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very scary!

The story was great very creepy to the very end. I would definitely read another one of his books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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This book woke me up at night!

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

I don't know. i think either way would give you the same feeling. Scared.

What other book might you compare The Haunted to and why?

I don't know. I've never had a bokk scare me like this since I was in grade school. There was just something about the way it was written that made you believe that this could really happen.

Which scene was your favorite?

Th sleepover for Meagan. Scary!

If you could rename The Haunted, what would you call it?

I wouldn't rename it. The title says it all!

Any additional comments?

There were some parts in the story when I was like "yeah right". Like when the "guest" showed up at the house warming party. Everyone was kind of Non chalant with his appearance. Seriously? No running, screaming, yelling?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Megan
  • BARNARD, VT, US
  • 03-09-15

Dark, creepy, great

Love Bentley Little, and this is a great scary story, with just enough creep, and darkness to keep you into it

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Clumsy writing but interesting plot

This author does not have a way with words; much of the story is told in cliches and mundane language: this happened, then this happened, etc. plot lines were started but left hanging; some intersting ideas, but not well developed- or well told. Somewhat disappointing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful