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Skin

Insatiable Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Pauley
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
4 out of 5 stars (177 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Askergan County, where the last murder was committed more than a decade ago.

Tucked away in northeastern Vermont, picturesque Askergan County is the perfect place for a winter vacation - for the lucky few who know about it. Askergan is so peaceful, crime so nonexistent, that they don't even have a full-time police force, just a Sheriff and two deputies who spend most of their time dishing out parking tickets and breaking up the occasional bar fight.

But that was before the storm.

A blizzard suddenly descends on the county, trapping Cody Lawrence and his young family inside their home. At first their only concerns are to stay inside and keep warm. But Cody soon finds out that there is more to fear than just snow and ice. Something has been unleashed by the storm, something ancient, something evil. Something with primal needs.

When the power goes out and they lose cell phone service, Cody realizes that his family's only chance of survival is to team up with the dysfunctional sheriff's department and head out into the snow to face the very thing that so desperately needs their skin.

Welcome to Askergan County, where the last murder was committed yesterday, today, an hour ago, a minute ago.

©2015 Patrick Logan (P)2016 Patrick Logan

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Will be haunted by that voice for days

I love a good scare. I especially love when a book delivers and keeps me thinking about the story for days. Excellent job by the author Patrick Logan to flesh out (pun intended) characters that we realistic. The icing on the cake were the voices and sound effects by Michael Pauley. His ability to give each character their own style that reflect their own personality heightened the enjoyment!

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Good Terror

I love horror books. This book had gore, violence and suspenseful terror. I have both kindle edition and audiobook but enjoyed listening to the narrator as he made it seem real, good thing I was not listening to it when we lost power for 3days and 2 ft. of snow a couple of years back. Loved the characters especially Cody, Oxford, and Alice, hated Marley. Also recommend his series (The Haunted) to anyone who enjoys horror and ghosts.

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Killer

Freakin awesome!! Truly enjoyed the suspense! Not usually a fan of sci fiction,but huge fan of Logan!! He did not disappoint!!!

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Fun

It took a bit to get used to the readers voice, but once I did he bought the story alive for me. This book was a fun scare. I am now purchasing the next book and can't wait to dive in!

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I have a new favorite Author!

I devoured "Skin". Pun intended. I live in a small Vermont border town so I can relate to the setting, tone, and terror that is enhanced by the weather conditions. I don't like to give away too much so I will only say that if you enjoy a good plot, some chills, some gore thrown in, and enough characters with flaws to make them seem believable. Then you are in for a treat!

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I do not understand the rave reviews

Would you try another book from Patrick Logan and/or Michael Pauley?

maybe

Would you be willing to try another book from Patrick Logan? Why or why not?

perhaps with a different narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

had an annoying habit of up inflecting at the end of the sentence and a false wavering voice trying to make it more scary. He was trying way to hard to make the book spooky. Came across as false and annoying.

Do you think Skin needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Don't really care... it was OK but hardly terrifying

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great horror story

I'm a huge horror fan and it's always hard to find a good horror novel. this is one if the few truly great horror novels I have found on audible.

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  • RSol
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • 01-09-17

Engaging story with fantastic narration

The combination of narration and story made this novel terrifying. Fantastic work and a must for horror fans.

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Good, but not great

What did you like best about Skin? What did you like least?

The narrator used sound effects which were fun and made the story more lively. However, many people raved about this book and I had big expectations which alas weren't met.... It wasn't bad and was entertaining but I guess I expected it to be scarier and more elaborate. That said, the writing is good, the characters well developed and I believe the author is talented.... so I'll check out more of his work.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

unsure, I'm really not that creative :)

Which character – as performed by Michael Pauley – was your favorite?

They all had their respective charm... well maybe except for Cody's wife, she just annoyed me :)

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes, I think so as i'm curious how the "creature" would be depicted.

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Great book.

On the bright side, I loved listening to your scary story. On the bad side, the narrator was so monotone, I thought it was a computer. Please use someone who acts out the characters and doesn't just read the words.

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