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Hannah-Beast

Dark Corners Collection, Book 1
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (464 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The fate of a lonely girl becomes part of a town’s shameful secret history in Thriller Award winner Jennifer McMahon’s terrifying story of guilt, retribution, and one tragic Halloween night.

Thirty-four years ago, on October 31, poor Hannah Talbott took part in a scavenger hunt gone violently wrong. The mean girls made sure of it. To this day, for a haunted local mother, the most unsettling Halloween costume of all is an urban legend they call Hannah-Beast. It’s a reminder of the past she can’t forget. Especially tonight when it’s come back, so close to home.

Jennifer McMahon’s Hannah-Beast is part of Dark Corners, a collection of seven heart-stopping short stories by bestselling authors who give you so many new reasons to be afraid. Each story can be read in a single sitting. Or, if you have the nerve, you can listen all by yourself in the dark.

©2018 Jennifer McMahon (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Excellent story !

Love this story. However the narrator on regular speed was really difficult to listen to. I had to put it to 125% speed. Once I did that it was really enjoyable listen. Sufficiently scary and sad at the same time. Love Jennifer McMahon!

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terrible narrator

sounds totally robotic could not stay focused or vested in this book. story maybe ok didnt get far enough to rate that fairly

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story was okay, narrator sounds like Siri

The story was okay, but the narrator sounds like Siri so I couldn't really get into the story.

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Incredibly flawed, but...

Hannah-Beast is the story of a young mother who played part in something terrible when she was in the tween to early teen stage of her life. The story bounces back between mother and her Halloween duties in 2016 and what her group of middle school friends did to an unfortunately unpopular girl in 1982.

There are so many flaws with this short story, but I will say that I was entertained. If I didn't know what wanted to happen at the end, I wouldn't have finished it, even though it was only two hours long. It's an okay short story, but no where near scary and no where near great. I would give it one word as "okay." A lot of people are complaining about Amy Landon in these "Dark Corners Amazon Originals," but I really don't have a problem with her narration. No, she is not the best by any means, but I don't find her lifeless and dull like others did.

So, the story is going to get a grade of a solid 'D' from me and Amy Landon will get a B-. Listen to it if you need a quick story, but know that the bouncing back between 1982 and 2016 is incredibly frequent--almost nauseatingly so.

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Delightfully Creepy

Hannah-Beast is the first in the Dark Corners Collection--Novellas written by various famous authors. I love that they are about 2 hours long... perfect to listen to on a short road trip. Jennifer McMahon is one of my favorite authors, so it was a no brainier to try the series.

This one was very dark, indeed. My husband, son, and I listened to it in the car and we were almost uncomfortable, but in a good way.

I am looking forward to the next one, by Lisa Unger.

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Mean girls grow up.

SPOILER ALERT: Anyone with a teenage child knows what the end is going to be. Understandably the mom is so deep into her own pain that she misses out on obvious signals.

The book was well written making recognize the mean girls and how awful middle school can be. The narrator did an excellent job.

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I don't like story about bullying

and I don't like children being hurt or dying so no I didn't like the story sorry

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excellent

although this story is short it was a wonderfully written and red creepy tale. I highly recommended for fans of well-written scary stories!

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Best when listening in the dark!

I decided to listen to this before bed. It is a great story and I really enjoyed the reading. It was worth the listen and really enjoyable. The characters are well defined and kept me listening as the story was read.

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exciting!

sucks you in and holds you to the very end!
didn't realize it was a short story. ready for another!