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In the Still of the Night

Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
4.5 out of 5 stars (226 ratings)

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New York Times best-selling author of The Event Group series returns with a new paranormal supernatural thriller just in time for Halloween. Set in the world of The Supernaturals, one of Riffle's Ten Best Haunted House Books of All Time.

Five years ago, the ghost hunting Supernaturals disbanded after being accused of faking their experiences at Summer House. Now, the eccentric, but brilliant, team of scientists and paranormal experts are being asked to join forces once again - this time to save the president.

Through strenuous investigation and mysterious messages about returning home, the team soon discovers the long lost home of the president: a small town in California called Moreno, a modern ghost town.

When the Supernaturals go to Moreno for answers, they find a presence; something came to Moreno after WWII, something that's still locked in a steel vault in the basement of the town's old movie theater.

To make matters worse, the thing in the basement is starting to pull them into its time, Halloween of 1963. With the body count rising, it'll be up to the Supernaturals to find an explanation for what this paranormal being is and how to defeat it.

©2017 David L. Golemon (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Great book, awesome author ruined by the narrator.

I am returning this audio book and I can't do it fast enough. David Golemon is an awesome author and this narrator has taken a great story and destroyed it with a terrible performance. There are eight characters in the Supernatural team and everyone of them sounds the same. Two of those characters are African American, one is Native American and one is Hispanic and they all sound alike. There is no absolutely no difference in the voices. The narration is so flat that it is hard to follow the story line. I own The Supernaturals in audio by both Jeffrey Kafer and Stephen Thorne. I prefer the version by Kafer. The story line of In the Still of the Night is great. I was really looking forward to the release of this in audio format. Thank goodness I have the book version In the Still of the Night to read. Too bad my husband will be cooking for the next couple of days while I am otherwise occupied.

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Excellent follow up tale to the Supernaturals

What did you love best about In the Still of the Night?

The story was good, waiting a long time for the follow up to The Supernaturals. Sadly, instead of working with the original reader for Still of the Night, instead the Supernaturals was rereleased with Stephen Thorne as the reader.

What did you like best about this story?

David Goleman is a good writer and tells a great story. The Still of the Night was well worth the wait.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stephen R. Thorne?

Jeffrey Kafer

If you could rename In the Still of the Night, what would you call it?

Dark of the Night

Any additional comments?

Do not get the re-release of the Supernaturals, if you can find it, get the original. The replacement of Jeffrey Kafer is as jarring as the replacement Dumbledore-instead of taking cues from the original, the replacement chewed the scenery doing his own thing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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a surprising disappointment

The change in narrator from the original release of the first book was a bit tough to get used to at the beginning. This narrator did a decent job overall, but failed to capture the personalities established in the first book. This book had a lot of continuity issues, I felt. I cannot imagine how tough it is to write a story from multiple perspectives in time, and then try to link it all together. I did not feel that this book did the story justice. A lot of the plot elements seem to have been almost chosen at random.

The real star of this book was the backstory that was told about Dean and Gloria. In reading the segments set in that time there was far more interest and vivacity that seemed to have been completely drained from our characters that comprise the team; The Supernaturals.

I absolutely adored the first book and was sadly disappointed in the sequel.

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Even better than the first!

I love the haunted house genre and loved the first book. This books subject matter gave me a bit of pause due to it not being an interest of mine. I had a difficult time getting into it initially, but by chapter 3, oh man! I loved the narration and range of different characters performed by the narrator. I loved the finale/ending. All around great read I can recommend to anyone!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Engrossing

I have the audio version. I couldn't stop listening I'm sad that there are only 2 books in the series. I hope to hear more. The narrator did a good job with voices. Much better than my own imagination.

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Good, Not Great

I loved the first Supernaturals book, but this one doesn’t live up to my expectations, mainly because the plot is too over-the-top. The book also has inconsistencies, implausibilities, and areas where the writing needs to be tightened up. These didn’t ruin the book for me, but they definitely detracted from my enjoyment of it.

Mr. Thorne’s narration is fine. It’s not great, but I've heard far, far worse. My chief complaint is that it’s hard to distinguish the individual characters. With a few exceptions, the characters all sound alike.

This book feels completely different from the previous one. It’s difficult to explain why. The first book was about a group of friends solving a mystery in a spooky, isolated, haunted house. This one is way over the top in comparison. It feels more like one of Mr. Golemon’s Event Group books. It’s about a science experiment gone wrong and a military conspiracy to hush it up. Heck, it even has guns and explosions and a mission to save the President. It’s like the author took an Event Group story and swapped out the Event Group characters for the Supernaturals characters. In fact, if you’re a fan of the Event Group series, you’ll probably like this a lot.

It’s not a bad book, but it’s not great either. IMHO, this isn’t worth a credit, but it’s worth a few bucks if you can get it on sale.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Kinda drags at the end

Not as good as the first one but I'd still recommend it. For me it got kind of drawn out towards the ends, but over all it was enjoyable.

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Narrator is absolute garbage.

Story is decent , bit the narrator ruins it. Absolutely terrible narration. Bad pacing, bad tonality, no prereading... rubbish

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  • 08-02-19

Wrote this book as therapy

I LOVED the first book. It ticked all the boxes that a fun ghost story should have, and with a group of people that was interesting and different.

This book, and the central premise was forced. Probably as much if not more forced than any other book I have ever read, as if the team was shoehorned into a story they didn't need to be, or shouldn't have been, in. It was disjointed, silly, and just not a lot of fun. Mostly, it seems it was written as a way to deal with some political issues the author was dealing with. And those issues were forced into a story that didn't need to have them. I'm not saying I didnt have the same political feelings, but, dragging one of the best and most loved groups of ghost hunters into that...I felt like the fans of the first book, who were clamoring for a sequel, like me, were used as fodder for some needed catharsis. Yes, authors such as Stephen King do the same (yes, Mr. King, we get it. We know you were run over by a van and nearly died, and know you are fervently politically liberal), this author is no Stephen King.

I made it through the story, but it was not good and certainly not up to expectations. I'll stick with the first book and maybe reread it for nostalgia when I want a ghost hunter/haunted house fix.

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I liked both if the stories.

this one had a very nice way to finish up things as best as could have been. we're born we live we die that's just a part of things but it doesn't have to be an unhappy story.