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The Haunted Halls Audiobook

The Haunted Halls

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The Bruton Inn, located outside of the small Maine city of Hollis Oaks, is home to something sinister. An icy presence has made its way from a dark past to the present day. Cold spots, shadows, and whispers permeate the halls, and guests are beginning to change. For two front desk employees, the dark rumors are about to come to light. They call upon an urban shaman and his connection with the spirit world to dig up the truth. Will they be able to stand against this malevolent force? Or will they come face to face with something beyond their most frightful dreams. Welcome to the Bruton Inn. The Ice Queen has arrived.

©2016 Glenn Rolfe (P)2016 Glenn Rolfe

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    zoe 10-27-16
    zoe 10-27-16
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    What made the experience of listening to The Haunted Halls the most enjoyable?

    The setting is an old hotel, the Burton Inn, that housed shadows and secrets before the birth of the cold entity that calls the Burton Inn home. Those shadows remain as this Ice Queen strengthens her presence enough to trigger her endgame, rebirth.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    PattyH Iowa 10-07-16
    PattyH Iowa 10-07-16

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    "The Haunted Halls"

    Bruton Inn has a busy week ahead. checking people in as fast as they can. A shaman comes to rid the Inn of an evil, murdering ghost. But how many guests, including the shaman, will survive? And how many will survive with their sanity?
    I thourouly injoyed this book from beginning to end. With twists and turns guaranteed to keep you intested.

    The narrator was perfect for this audible. His voices were consistant with the charaters, and with emphasis on some phrases and words he really draws you into the story.

    I recieved this audible from the author, narrator or publisher free of charge in exchange for an honest unbiased review

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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 11-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    Unfortunately it wasn't for me. I have to say that I felt very meh... about this story. I think it was the fact that I really and truly didn't connect to any of the characters, nor did I care who lived or died!! Maybe it's just me but I found very little character development and if I can't connect with a single character, then the overall book just doesn't gel. I got to 80% by pushing myself and had to admit defeat and put it aside.

    Narration wise, Joe Hempel was amazing. his voice was easy to listen to and so versatile! He knows how to tell a good story and I look forward to listening to more from him.

    I received this for free from Audiobook Boom. This in no way affected or influenced my thoughts.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tad B. New York 11-01-16
    Tad B. New York 11-01-16 Member Since 2015

    I love audio books.

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    This was a fun and spooky ghost story about a haunted hotel, expertly narrated by Joe Hempel, as always. It reminded me a lot of American Horror Story: Hotel, which I enjoyed watching as well. Great for the Halloween season!<br/><br/>I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Nichole Brunt 10-11-16
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    "A gruesome ghost story"

    I absolutely love this story about a haunted hotel. It reminds me of American Horror Story: Hotel and that's not a bad thing.

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    willee 10-09-16
    willee 10-09-16
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    "Scary Good"

    I really enjoyed this creepy evil and graphic horror story. The narration was great. I liked the characters of Jeff and the heroine Rhiannon. Recommend this book if you enjoy good ghost story and Matt Shaw books. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. Thank you!

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    Vickie 10-08-16
    Vickie 10-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent ghost story"

    I enjoyed this book very much. It was full of fast paced action and excellently written characters. It was well paced and the narration was absolutely excellent. I have never said this before but I believe that I would have enjoyed this book even more if it were a movie. I received this book at no cost for a honest review

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    Leslie F. 10-08-16
    Leslie F. 10-08-16
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    "Creepy, bloody, and entertaining"

    This was a creepy book. I love stories about haunted hotels, so I was excited to read this. Be warned, though, that is is not just an average ghost story. This is definitely a horror story, and there is a lot of mature content (sex, gore, violence, blood, etc.). The story moves along at a steady, but fast pace. The characters are interesting, and the story is well-written and entertaining.

    I listened to the Audible audio version of this book narrated by Joe Hempel. He always does a good job with his narrations, keeping the audience engaged with his great pacing and different character voices. I appreciate that his female characters do not have high, screechy voices, but sound natural and effortless.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marcus SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States 11-16-16
    Marcus SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States 11-16-16 Member Since 2010

    Willy Wonka of it

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    "Feels like a Stephen King TV Movie"

    I got a lot of Stephen King vibes while listening to this book, which was likely intentional as the author literally wrote in a physical copy of "The Shining" twice. Apt, given the whole haunted hotel thing. In fact, there were many scenes that felt like one huge nod to Stephen King.

    The downside to that though, is that it felt more like the watered-down King you get when his masterpieces are adapted for TV movies than his actual novels. The movies are never able to truly capture you like the written tale did. There's some magic mising, and that also seems to be the case here.

    We're introduced to a myriad of characters, most of whom are generic and forgettable. Were this a TV movie, you'd at least have their faces to help keep them straight, but alas, not here. The author does try to flesh them out and give them a bit of backstory though, so it's not like he didn't try. It just did not execute all that well.

    On to the plot, it's your typical haunted hotel with demon that's killing toward some end-game. Fairly run of the mill, but the author does try to give us a bit of backstory via flashbacks. Again though, there's no "magic". There's backstory, but it's mostly hollow and left me mostly ambivalent.

    Our heroes are a couple of hotel clerks and a shamin who has been using his gifts to con folks out of money until he turns around to use his gifts for good. Not very innovative, but again, the author tries. He pays special attention to the shamin and fleshes out much of his backstory and growth as we head into the end-game.

    Once the demonic forces get going, there's no shortage of action, so if that's your cup of tea, bring a big ole mug. Most of the scenes are heavy-hitting and written in such a way that they would indeed make for very good TV (maybe even big screen).

    It's hard to tell what the author was going for as the overall focus, but it's a fairly enjoyable romp. I could recommend more fulfilling titles in the genre, but it's by no means a bad listen. For the record, this book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for a fair review. My thoughts are my own and this review has not been influenced by the gift.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amber 11-02-16
    Amber 11-02-16
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    I really enjoyed this ghost story. The story is set in an old hotel, the Burton Inn. The story is written well and is full of scares and mystery. I've been looking for a book like this for a while. The narrator did a great job narrating the book. He brings the characters to life.<br/><br/>I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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