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From the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels, and The Artist comes Four. Four friends spend a night away camping in the English countryside, each taking a turn to tell a horror story that will terrify the others. But the group soon discover that there is more to be afraid of than just some campfire tales, and that no one is as innocent as they seem.

©2019 P.J. Blakey-Novis (P)2019 P.J. Blakey-Novis

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Exciting Short Stories Woven into a Grand Tale

This reminded me a bit of The Canterbury Tales as this was four short stories that were told as a part of a larger story. I always enjoy stories within stories, especially when they are campfire stories. The best part was that each short story was better than the previous and it goes out with a huge bang. This is my second collection of short stories by P.J. Blakey-Novis and I am looking forward to hearing more. He really provides a lot of great detail to fully bring you into each story he tells. Not only that, they are all unique and twisted and just force you to want to listen to more. David Sweeney-Bear did a great job with the narration. I loved his accent for the character's voices, the cadence he used, and the overall energy he put into the story. He really ratchets up the tension and fear. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Nice anthology disguised as campfire stories.

I was really surprised by Four. It's about four friends who end up telling unique campfire stories. They have to use the four friends around the fire as the main characters and then are given a topic. I loved the setup and the thread of the friends connecting the stories. The overall novella is well written and has one hell of a twist. Also the narrator does a great job keeping the excitement and thrill going. Definitely worth the quick listen and at the end the narrator says there will be a follow up book in 2020. I'll be one-clicking that book!

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ok book

The book was ok although I could not finish it. I just couldn't get into it.

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Twisted fun !!

Such a great concept, four friends camping and telling ghost stories. It was short but so good. Creepy, scary, gory fun !! I want the sequel. The narrator was excellent. I received this audio book at my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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Totally unexpected!

What a great unexpected ending. It’s like a short anthology wrapped into a horror story. That’s all the friends tell the tales it gets creepier and creepier and the ending just blew me away. If you like or anthologies or just horror stories with an unexpected ending this is the story for you. Some of it is gory some of it is gotcha all of it is great!

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Hope there is a sequel!

I enjoy camping...and the thought of sitting around the campfire telling scary stories really drew me in. I loved the twist at the end, since I kept expecting outside forces to appear and wreak havoc. I'm hoping that this novella gets expanded into a full story or that there is at least a sequel to it. (The narrator also did an excellent job.)

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What is done in the dark always comes into the light

Four is an absolutely amazing fast paced novella. I loved how the characters were developed as they told their stories. The narrator was absolutely perfect for this book. I loved the plot it was new and creative. The ending was a twist that I did not see coming. I can't wait to read the next book. The author used descriptive language that brings the book alive. I received this audio book at my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review. This book is truly a must read.

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  • 12-07-19

Wow, Short but thrilling

This wasn't quite what I expected but was actually much better. The tales told around the campfire were all very different and well told and really fit in well with the characters. Quite gruesome in places, as of course it should be. The characters were well defined and believable and the ending left me very keen to read the sequel. The narrator was also very good and gave a nicely credible performance. I received a free copy of this audiobook either from the author or a promotion or giveaway and am voluntarily writing an honest and unbiased review.

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  • Swords and Spectres
  • 05-12-20

Fun, creepy and gory. What more could you want?

I recieved a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I'll start by saying that the premise interested me. It took me back to my childhood favourite TV show 'Are You Afraid Of The Dark'. I was, however, a tad concerned it wouldn't be for me with the opening. It felt like it might veer off towards a bit of YA territory (thankfully it didn't) and the narrative style wasn't something I was used to (that also changed very quickly). As it went on my concerns vanished and I found myself hooked on an interesting story connected together by four brilliant campfire tales. My YA fears were put to bed (its very dark and bloody in places). The mix of characters is a good one and the way they mesh together feels very real. Each character was very different from everyone else in the group and this was reflected in their wonderful tales. It certainly sets up the sequel very well and has me very interested in picking up the sequel. All in all its a very fun, enjoyably creepy read/listen. I initially thought the narrator's voice wasn't for me, but it grew on me fairly quickly and, other than the habit of going up at the end of sentences from time to time, I had no real issues with it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-20

Interesting

I found the four stories interesting though some more so than others. The narration is well pronounced and with a clear diction and this makes it very easy to hear and listen to the stories.

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  • Mark
  • 12-18-19

Quite an enjoyable listen

Different to what I usually listen to but I liked it, especially the ending. The only negative would be the narraters voice but I am quite particular about narraters,