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Publisher's Summary

"Welcome to Parkview" reads the rusted sign along the outskirts of town. The tarnishing letters seem inviting, yet foreboding and mysterious. Is passing through such a wise idea?

The final destination may be more dangerous than the trip itself - an unapologetic journey through a town that thrives on sex, violence, and the macabre. A place built on deceit and temptation. A spot forever cursed with soulless transients, unforgiving lovers, and merciless vampires who hide in the shadows beyond.

The facade is peeled back just enough for you to see past its surface. There's but a glimpse of the darkness that put Parkview on the map. Then you realize that nothing here is a coincidence. In Parkview, it may be best to keep buried secrets quiet.

In Parkview, even truth can be a deception.

©2014 Scout Media (P)2014 Scout Media

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Not for me.

Unfortunately this wasn't for me. I just couldn't connect to the story nor the characters and really struggled to finish it. I liked the idea of the separate stories all coming together but I thought it just didn't work here. They didn't flow right. Plus the ending was a little abrupt. Saying that, I'm sure a lot of people will love this!!

Rob Shambin did a good job with the narration. I think my disinterest with the story made it hard to listen properly to the narration, but I can't fault Rob for that.

*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Lots of Twists

The story was scattered and a bit hard to follow at times, but that was because "Parkview" is a collection of short stories that intertwine. In the end, I enjoyed this book, particularly the twist ending.

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It's worth the wait to the end

What did you love best about Welcome to Parkview?

A slow beginning but the story begins to come together in the middle with an interesting surprise ending

What about Rob Shamblin’s performance did you like?

Rob Shamblin did a good job with the narration

Who was the most memorable character of Welcome to Parkview and why?

I loved the story of the robbers and the money

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Parkview

I had a hard time with this one.The story is disjointed and confusing.I still am not sure what all happened.Rob Shamblin did a nice job narrating.I was provided this book for an honest review.

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  • Lynn
  • Texas
  • 03-28-16

Parkview,not your average town

What did you love best about Welcome to Parkview?

The book was a series of short stories all related to the town of Parkview. There were characters you met and glimpsed or heard about in later stories.

What other book might you compare Welcome to Parkview to and why?

Hard to compare to others since other books of short stories contain different stories which aren't related.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the story of the robbers and the money. I was worried more of the kids might find harm.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some of the stories made me laugh at what the characters were doing.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Weirdly wonderful

I really enjoyed the story line.but I must say I felt the narrator lacked the ability to bring the story to life.

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A Town Riddled with Cliches

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was disjointed and abrupt. It didn't really resolve much and left me feeling it was a cop out.

What aspect of Rob Shamblin’s performance would you have changed?

Many mispronounced words distracted from the story.

Any additional comments?

The premise is interesting, but doesn't really deliver. The episodes are disjointed and loosely tied together almost as if they are separate unrelated short stories with some name changes. The ending is abrupt and doesn't make a lot of sense.
The writing is filled with cliches both in writing and situations. I found this very distracting to no end. (If you didn't get it, that's an example).
Narration is ok, but there are several mispronounced words which is distracting.
Ultimately Parkview is not a place I'd like to visit or revisit.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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Great!

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.

I didn't realize this was a collection of short stories at first, so I was pretty confused after the first story lol. But they were great. Parkview definitely seems like an interesting place to live. It got a little weird at the end because I personally find it a little strange when an author writes himself into his/her books. But this gets a solid 4 stars from me.

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Unlike anything I have ever read!

I thought I knew what to expect from Welcome To Parkview. After the first chapter I found myself thinking "What is this, some dry young adult "thriller"? I kept listening as each chapter left me just a bit more perplexed than the last. In the end, I was extremely satisfied and saddened it was all over. You probably won't see much coming. It is a very unique experience. Enjoy the ride! This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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It's worth the wait to the end!!!!

A slow beginning but the story begins to come together in the middle with an interesting surprise ending.

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  • sarahmoose2000
  • 04-01-15

Confusing

I feel the synopsis for this was a bit misleading, and the story got so disjointed, I felt like giving up more than once. I can't reveal the last hour as that would spoil the 'plot'; but it felt like someone writing an essay, realising they only needed a hundred words to reach their limit; so jammed a whole lot of rubbish in regardless of the rest of the piece.