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Frank's back on the bridge, dodging sprawling vines as thick as his secrets, crushing the dark fruit beneath his soles as he flees. He must catch the train. 

Her voice traps him. The child he cannot ignore. "I watched you, Uncle Frank. I saw what you did." 

He can hear the train's whistle. She clings to him, holding him tight as the horror approaches....

©2018 Dona Fox (P)2018 Dona Fox

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Slowpoke styled Groundhog's Day revenge

I am usually super gung ho to write about a horror story I just sank my fangs into. I listened to this several days ago, but am just getting around to writing a review. That means I've had some time to chew on this a while, and I am glad that I did, because I would have been a little harsher right out of the gate.

First, I love Jack de Golia, he is in my favored narrators list, but his voice for Shypoke just did not work for me. Everything else was fine, but Shy just got stuck in my ears and refused to go down easy. Sorry, Jack. The voice you used would have worked for another character, I think, but this one was a swing and a miss for me. I really hate to say that, too.

Second, this story came as a suggestion by one of my favorite authors, the ever twisty Roma Gray. She always hits you with a spin that doesn't just come out of left field, it comes from left field from a stadium four cities away. She knows her horror. Naturally, I got this just cause she told me too. I found the piece well written, thoughtful, and on par with Twilight Zone styled stories. I just didn't fnd it overly scary, which is fine, I can handle a thoughtful piece every now and again. my disappointment, if I had any came when I heard this was a Ground Hog Day styled piece of horror, but only got one iteration with the realization of some deeper underlying horrors. Just not what I was expecting, and that is my fault, I usually go into a story blindly. No idea of what is going to happen, but here I let my expectations lead me.

The story is worthwhile, and worth your time and dime. This looks to be a promising author, although I haven't seen anything else by her I will keep an audible ear open for her next release. I did enjoy the story, and felt it had depth and some real power behind it. You don't see that very often. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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This tale deals a large dose of horror

Like a macabre Groundhog Day" this tale from Dona Fox starts out, as do most of her stories, in a relatively normal setting.. In fact, you forget that this is a horror story. But at a certain point, each sentence starts to pull you further into the tale,, word by word, until you realize that there is something really wrong but you can't quite put your finger on it. And then, there you are. You never saw it coming. From the normal to the supernatural, Dona Fox always delivers. This Audible version featuring the eerie voice of Jack de Golia only enhances the experience.



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Short and satisfying!

This story was so worth the few minutes it took to listen. most of the time a short story leaves me wanting, while this one did not. The uncle got everything he deserved.
This was a scary little story that makes the guilty want to look under their bed. Reminds me a lot of Edgar Allen Poe.

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Creepy Revenge is the best.

I really liked this story, I love it when you can feel good about rooting for the vengeful outcome. It was a fun listen and I can't wait to see what Dona Fox does next!

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Great listen

Short, but surprisingly enjoyable story of Shypoke and her uncle. Great storytelling! Will seek out more from this author.

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Good Book!

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator done a good job telling the story. I look forward to listen to more books by this author.

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Shypoke's Revenge

This is a short, slightly creepy story that is entertaining, but could have been so much better (IMHO). I love to read/listen to horror stories in the vein of The Twilight Zone/Tales from the Crypt. This story was good and had some creepiness to it, but I thought it could have been more fleshed out and would have really packed a bigger scare.

The story starts out as with a young girl and her Uncle sitting on a bridge, talking. It slowly turns into a whole lot more It was creepy, but not truly scary. I am sure that the author was going for a more psychological horror, but it just missed the mark for me.

I will probably read more by this new-to-me author since I love this genre. The narrator did a good job, but his voice for Shypoke didn't really seem like a good fit for me.

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  • norman
  • burlington, nc, United States
  • 07-08-18

Excellent, Creepy

Excellent, vivid ,creepy, surprising. This story seems much longer than 18 minutes because the principal characters describe so much that has happened before the uncle starts telling the story.The narrator s voice was a perfect fit for the uncle. Excellent writing, excellent narration.

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  • APUser
  • Reading, PA USA
  • 07-06-18

Short and creepy

This is a very short listen which manages to be incredibly creppy in under 20 minutes. As with many short stories I'm always left with many questions and they can not be answered. Definitely worth listening to for the creepy value and the story is definitely original. I wish there was the option for 3.5 stars because that would be my true review in all areas.

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Spooky

Great creepy quick listen. That thing under the bridge will haunt my nightmares For sometime

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  • J Smith
  • 07-04-18

Scary!!

I couldn’t remember what this was about when I started listening to it and was very pleasantly surprised!
The narrator does a brilliant job with both characters and could easily listen to more from him!
What a good short story; it’s verging on terrifying and definitely want to hear more!
This is an honest review of a free review copy

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 06-30-18

Deliciously Dark

Dona Fox has written a conversation between a young girl, Shypoke, and her mothers lover, Frank, takes place on a wooden bridge. Slowly the horror of recent events unfolds tingling the listeners nerves. Beautifully narrated by Jack de Golia.