After a long day canvassing for witnesses, Special Agent Chapel just wants to spend her Friday evening at home, but her partner insists on one last interview.
It's a decision that turns her world upside down, and she finds herself trapped in a shadow-filled dungeon. If the stench is anything to go by, she isn't the first.
Bleeding from a life-threatening wound, and with only her training to keep her alive, Chapel will have to do the unthinkable if she is to survive The Basement....
I am not sure how she did it, but P.M. Prior was able to create so much tension ans suspense in 57 minutes, than I think I have ever felt with a novella.
This was a very attention grabbing abduction, not alien abduction, but psychopath man abducts female law enforcement officer story. And asks us this question, “How far would you go to save your life?”. Would you do the things that, those you are expected to capture, do on a regular basis? Would these actions have anything weight on your soul and emotional well being? All of these questions will be answered by P. M. Prior in The Basement.
This was a very intense and straight forward psychological thriller. Lots of suspenseful moments, err, really one or two really long moments. I am pretty sure that P.M. Prior was able to capture the emotional turmoil that one would go through in such a situation.
While Elizabeth Klett is not a newcomer to the audiobook narration world, this is the first time that this reviewer has ever heard her. I must say that her performance was pretty good. She sounded like she could have been a special agent, meaning not too young or old sounding, but just right. She was able to inject just the right amount of terror in her voice to make it believable, again not too much and not too little. The characterizations for the male characters was not very good, however at least Klett tried. They were different enough for an audible queue of the character change in dialog and, really, that is all that matters. Klett’s tonal fluctuations were more than enough to make up for the lack of pacing changes. I am eagerly waiting more for Klett as I think she is just going to get better and better.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This is a great, high octane short read. Terrific characterization, lots of suspense, and an intriguing ending.
What other book might you compare The Basement to and why?
Silence of the Lambs, purely because of the shocking nature of the horror.
Which scene was your favorite?
The de-escalation right at the end. Can't say why without spoiling.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
The narrator was brilliant: clarity of voice, and great versatility.