Hide and Seek

Narrated by: Jessica McEvoy
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Agatha isn't looking forward to Christmas. While other eight-year-olds are hoping for a pile of presents, she just wants her evil stepsisters to leave her alone. Summer and Rain have a cruel idea of what passes for fun, and it always involves tormenting Agatha.

When the three of them get stuck inside their house on Christmas Eve, the twins force Agatha to play a twisted version of hide and seek. But they aren't the only things hiding in the house, and someone is about to get more than they bargained for beneath the tree.

©2015 Caryn Larrinaga (P)2015 Caryn Larrinaga

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Good story

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The story was good. I liked the little twist at the end.

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The narrator spoke clearly and well, with a good tone to her voice. Well done.

"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".
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Hide and Seek review

Where does Hide and Seek rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is high among my favorites.

What other book might you compare Hide and Seek to and why?

None. It's in a class by itself.

Which character – as performed by Jessica McEvoy – was your favorite?

Agatha.

Any additional comments?

A great story, received to give an unbiased review.

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Hide and Seek is a short, quick and creepy listen.

Agatha is an eight year old girl that has a divorced and remarried mother and step father. Her new father also has two young girls, a little older than her, but right around her age. These two step sisters are the stereotypical evil step sisters that plague Agatha's every waking moment. The story is told in the first person from Agatha's perspective. So we get to experience the torment in full force.

I had a feeling that the ending was going to end with a twist but it was not the twist I thought it was going to be. This always tells me that the author, Caryn Larrinaga, has real talent as to not give everything away in a straight forward manner. Making the paranormal aspect hit me in the face with a huge face palm.

For a horror story it was pretty tame and focused almost solely on the emotional torture that Agatha has been going through. Making it a really good psychological suspense thriller.

I really enjoyed Jessica McEvoy's voice. Female narrators, at least the ones that I have listened to, tend to have a very youthful, high pitched voice that do have their place. McEvoy does not have this, at least not in this story, she uses a soft-spoken, almost a loud whisper throughout. That was perfect for keeping the story on the creepy side.

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Hide and Seek

Agatha is an eight year old just trying to avoid trouble with her new stepsisters. Summer and Rain are constantly tormenting her, no matter what she does. When her Mom and stepfather leave the three girls alone on Christmas Eve, Agatha hopes she can survive their cruel "games" When the two lock Agatha in the attic, she begins to explore and finds some old Christmas decorations. When she discovers a creepy Santa doll, she asks for the one thing she really wants for Christmas: that Summer and Rain would never torment her again! This is a short, but creepy, story that is sure to entertain readers who enjoy short horror tales. This is a great read with a surprising ending that reminds us to be careful what we wish for. The narrator does a great job and added a lot to my enjoyment of the tale. I was given the chance to listen to the Audiobook version of this book by the author/narrator/publisher and chose to review it.

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Hide and Seek

Agatha has just begun her new life with the new man her mother married and his daughters. The twins are not as sweet as they appear to be, and it seems that the terror that they cause has no ends. Can Agatha survive Christmas break with the girls, or will their evil be the death of her? This may be a short listen, but it packs a punch. Agatha tried to fit in with her new sisters, but it seems that the two never stop. On Christmas eve the twins are in rare form and Agatha must survive as well as she can. This is an eerie story that gives you pause and makes you think. You never know what will happen when you make a wish or who is listening. Narrator Jessica McEvoy does a good job of keeping the flow of the story going but a few times while voicing Agatha her voice becomes a whisper and it was hard to understand what was being said. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Creepy Christmas Tale

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily leaving this review and all opinions expressed herein are mine. Here, Agatha lives with her mother, stepfather and twin stepsisters. Agatha tries to avoid the twins as they torment her relentlessly. However, it's Christmas Eve and she is snowed in with the twins. While Agatha just wants to be left alone, the twins decide that Agatha will play their version of a torturous game of hide and seek. This is a well written creepy short story with a great twist at the end. Agatha is a very well-developed character and as the story is told from her POV, you get to experience her terror from the cruelty/bullying. Agatha's experiences and how she dealt with them were very true to life and the ending was right out of the Twilight Zone - loved it. The narrator was great. Her tone in narrating added to the tension/fear for Agatha's character.

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great story

it was great. nice ending for a slightly creepy story. the bad eggs got what they deserved!

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Interesting

I found this to be an interesting one. It has great character development and easily relatable characters. I feel certain parts of the story could be expanded upon, mostly the items in the boxes. The performance was exquisite as well. The tone and mannerisms of each character were well portrayed. This one is easily worth your time and money.

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A great Christmas Tale

I would recommend this audiobook to anyone looking for a Christmas story the whole family can enjoy. I really loved how it played out. It was very well written and the narration was superb.

I won't say much more—find out why this story is so awesome.

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Very entertaining, quick story.

What did you love best about Hide and Seek?

I loved the atmosphere created by the author.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hide and Seek?

For me it was the introduction, and development of characters.

Which character – as performed by Jessica McEvoy – was your favorite?

The little girl. I could relate to her feelings. Felt like I was her.

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

I did.