• Red Creek

  • A Horror Novel
  • By: Nathan Hystad
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (153 ratings)

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By: Nathan Hystad
Narrated by: Will Damron
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Publisher's Summary

There’s a dark shadow over Red Creek.  

Once a best-selling horror author, Paul Alenn is in a slump. His wife and daughter are across the country, moved away to the West Coast, leaving him alone in his Central Park-adjacent New York townhouse.  

When his sister calls, asking for help packing up his estranged mother’s house in his old hometown, Red Creek, he decides to put the past behind him and face his demons.   

What he finds back home is an ongoing mystery that stems from his childhood, a time he has no recollection of. When a boy is taken on his second night in the Creek, Paul starts to unravel a dark past...one he hadn’t even known was buried. All paths lead to the orchard and the eccentric owners, but Paul doesn’t know if the shadow he keeps seeing is real, or his imagination’s cover-up of a traumatic event.   

With help from his former best friend, his brother-in-law, and a cranky old sheriff, Paul digs up the truth of the shadow looming over Red Creek.

©2018 Nathan Hystad (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Story lacked... understanding

Really the title says my major thoughts. The book really had all the possibilities. The characters were developed well and were likable. The setting was set and was pretty interesting. I feel like there was no real answers to the story... really the ending was a let down. I kept listening because I thought we were building up the this insane revelation... but it fell flat.The ending completely lacked any type of a real explanation or even any guesswork about the supernatural elements. I was bummed. I will say that this book definitely has possibilities... it just needs to be expanded.

The narration by Will Damron was enjoyable. He has an extremely strong voice. It's a good one for horror stories.

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This average horror book is disappointing. Scary scenes are forced to life, they slog around
underground tunnels and seemingly die. Skip this one.

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A book within a book.

When I got a chance to review more of Nathan Hystad Audiobook I never hesitated after reviewing his science fiction series and loving it and his imagination so imagine my surprise to find out that I got a horror story.
The truth, I’ve stopped with horror a long time ago because it’s all became predictable and then there was a big noise about a new audiobook by a famous author named IT so I took a gamble and like I said it was totally predictable and if anyone gave it 5 stars they have done it only because of the name of the author.
Any way I promised an honest review for Red Creek and I’m delivering it now.
Excellent story with a bunch of twists, nothing was predictable.
I truly felt the fear reminded me of the old days when I was very young, when I couldn’t sleep after a scary movie.
So yes the author Nathan Hystad have created a short masterpiece which has outdone the longer creations out there.
Excellent choice to let Will Damron narrate this audiobook, somehow he managed to translate the intention of the author into audio including the fear itself.


Absolutely recommended!




In exchange for an honest review I’ve received this audiobook.

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Love it

I really enjoyed this book. I didn't want to stop listening. I am really excited to see there is a second one. Great job.

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Unfulfilling, zero answers for our trouble.

The performance was fantastic. The characters are built well. However, taking your readers on this journey and leaving them with nothing by way of explanation and motivation is criminal. After six hours of my time you throw a shadowy humanoid monster and a vague “curse” in my face when I came looking for answers? Not cool. Serious disappointment.

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A Great Story!!

I really liked this book from the very first page. I actually finished it in 2 days. It was a great book and I would absolutely recommend.

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Shadowy

This was a very good book and I liked the narrator. The story was interesting and kept my attention. I’ll look for more by this author.

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Wow!! Loved it!!

Don't normally read this type of story, but glad I did!! Great narrative, and well written!! Never laged, kept my attention and my heart all the way to the end! Thank you, will look for more by this author!

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Hystad Can Write Any Genre

Excellent And spooky horror story by an excellent author. I chose this selection for two reasons: one, I really liked one of Hystad's science fiction series; and two, I enjoy a good occasional horror/spooky story.

In addition, I love Audible and this book had Audible available! Give this book a try; you won't regret it.

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Amazing “Read”

Nathan Hystad is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. His writing style reminds me of my very favorite author, Dean Koontz, with a twist of course. It is amazing to me how he can write in different genres—from Science Fiction to this. I don’t consider this a “horror” novel, but a thriller. Loved the audio by Will Damron. Well done both of you!

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