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Kind Nepenthe

Narrated by: Greg Douras
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
2.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Rebecca thought she’d find a hippie paradise when she moved to the desolate back hills of Humboldt County. A place to commune with nature and teach her five-year-old daughter how to live off the land. Instead she discovered a nightmare.

Coyote is a washed-up pot grower. Strung out on pills and dealing with dropping prices and looming legalization, he wonders if it’s even worth it anymore.

Diesel Dan abandoned his son for a life of methamphetamine and prison. Now he wants to make amends. He’s going to be a grandfather. But his son is on the same dark road of drugs and violence that once consumed him.

These characters will come together in an explosive ending that will leave you stunned and breathless. But more than just a gripping horror novel, Kind Nepenthe is a deep examination into the nature of love and greed, lost ideals, and the essence of evil in one of the last frontiers of the American West.

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Critic Reviews

"Thoroughly suspenseful and haunting. Brockmeyer's unsettling tale has an effectively slow buildup to an intense boiling point. There's a perpetual edginess...grim, unsparing." (Kirkus Reviews)

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A good story

The narration was terrible, sounded like a robot was reading it, but the story was good!

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Good premise ruined by bad narration.

This is not a bad book. The plot is interesting, the characters complex, and the setting is unique and compelling. But I didn't care for the narrator, he sounded young and monotonous and didn't add to the story at all. I couldn't finish it.

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  • R. M. Corson
  • Pennsylvania Furnace, PA United States
  • 08-23-18

Please Make it Stop!

This book was recommended to me, so I gave it the old college try. First, the narrator needs to find another line of work. It is almost un-listenable. Also, the narrator interchanges character names. I am not sure if that was his mistake or poor editing. I am near the end, but don't know if I'll finish. I really don't care what happens to the characters.