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Every year on his birthday, Ned Dunstan is cursed with visions of horror committed by a savage figure he calls "Mr. X". This year, Ned's visions will become flesh and blood.

A dreadful premonition brings Ned home to find his mother on her deathbed. She reveals the never-before-disclosed name of his father and warns him of grave danger. Driven by a desperate sense of need, Ned explores his dark past and the astonishing legacy of his kin. Accused of violent crimes he has not committed and pursued by a shadowy twin, Ned enters a hidden world of ominous mysteries, where he must confront his deepest nightmares....

©2010 Peter Straub (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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This is not a horror novel.

If you're looking for compelling horror fiction, this book is not for you. This is not a horror novel. This is an incredibly boring novel about a guy trying to discover his lineage. It's filled with characters that you never come to care about, whose presence in the story only kind of matters. Anything relating to the supernatural or horror is treated as an afterthought. Do yourself a favor and pass on this one.

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Mystery eech!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better paced story... this seems to crawl and ramble nowhere in particular.

What was most disappointing about Peter Straub’s story?

That Peter Strab wrote it. I always seem to have a problem with his writing. But a friend told me this was about a character who had dealings with H. P. Lovecraft like beings...and I LOVE H. P. Lovecraft. Thought I'd give Peter one more try. But, I'm still fighting my way through Peter's weird writing style to figure out just what the heck is gong on.

Would you be willing to try another one of Luke Daniels’s performances?

The reader was very good. Very dramatic.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I do so very much LOVE all the "Eldar Gods" mythos stuff. I dig all the under dog becomes the razor clawed leather winged destroyer of the human race.

Any additional comments?

Perhaps I will give it another try...

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