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Stolen Roads

Narrated by: Aleeza Williams
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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"It was like I was riding on a stolen road, like somebody'd just shanghaied the road and plopped it down in some foreign land." Thus, "stolen roads" entered the esoteric lexicon of popular culture. 

William Kidd’s travels on stolen roads begin when he’s a boy on leave from a psychiatric hospital and survives a car accident that kills both his parents. 

Although hallucinations are nothing new to him, Kidd knows the otherworldly thing crouched on his dying father’s chest at the scene of the accident is no hallucination. Nothing in his mental inventory of the planet’s natural creatures jibes with this pebble-skinned thing nearly as big as a man, a terrifying beast with spiky shoulders and lizard-like snout, its long knobby limbs folded insect-fashion as if it might suddenly leap or fly away without warning. 

The beast claws the boy’s face, giving him an indelible totem-mark scar he still wears as a young man when he goes on the road in search of the creatures he calls “trocs.” 

Kidd soon meets the Fluckers, a married couple claiming to have happened upon a “lost road”, and they entice him to join them on an expedition to ride a suspect blacktop into what may be an alternate world. 

When Kidd’s psych-hospital alumnus Rose Rivers the trippy earth-obsessed rock hound pops back into his life, she invites herself along on what she calls a trip to The Big Nowhere. Rounding out the team is Rita Younger: dive bar owner, former biker club member and acknowledged “badass babe.” 

But The Big Nowhere is filled with otherworldly dangers. And the road home could be a dead end. 

Buckle up and hit the road for a thrilling ride into the dark fantastic. A literary collision of horror and fantasy on the road to a new kind of hell.

©2019 Red Room Press (P)2019 Red Room Press

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  • ontario canada
  • 11-13-19

Highway to hell

Marked by the beast and cursed with the ability to see them Kidd is recruited by a couple to help find the road to nowhere
Fantastic characters with creative worlds and monsters keep it interesting
Excellent narration by aleeza especially the voice of rose
Highly recommended to any horror fan
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Solid Book

I found Stolen Roads to be a very enjoyable supernatural horror story about a group of unusual people on an adventure into the unknown. The narration by Aleeza was outstanding. I loved the voices she had for each character as it helped pull me into the story.

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Good fantasy horror.

Interesting premise: Ever since the fateful night of the car crash, he sees the monsters among us. He and his band of believers are off to seek the hidden roads wherein they lurk.
The characters are good, the story is good, and the narration was good. I enjoyed it!

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Informative book

Stolen Roads is an informative book that deals with supernatural things that happen in deserted roads. The narrator was phenomenal. I would have given the book a higher rating but something happened in the book I did not like and it turned me off. I received this audio book at my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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Great Narration

The narrator’s intonation throughout her reading made it seem like I was right there in the story. Reading pace was perfect to not overwhelm and kept me engaged the entire time

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  • Leticia Crow
  • 12-13-19

wow!

i got completely lost in this book! Between the writing and the narration, I had no problem losing myself in this book! I loved every second of it! I had no clue how it was going to end until it came! Highly recommended by me!

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 11-14-19

Bizarre little story

This is a bizarre (in a good way) story about a marked man who ends up stuck back in the 'big nowhere' with a couple of monster hunters, an ex biker chick and the psychologically challenged Rocky Rose.

The first couple of hours are pretty slow, but enjoyable and the next couple of hours get interesting but then weird gets weirder when a heavy metal band rocks up in their van, also on a monster hunting trip, or, in the case of the majority of the band, a non monster hunt to prove to the fourth menber that these creatures do NOT exist which goes instantly and horribly wrong when he dies a few moments after we've been introduced, I did rather wonder why he even existed in the story.

My general feeling is that the band members should have turned up sooner in the book, they should have spent more time in the story, all getting to know to know the others before being killed off.

The story is good, entertaining but could have been so much more so.

The narrator, Ms. Williams, is very pleasant to listen to but I don't think she was the best choice for a horror novel although the sweet tones of her voice do make a rather interesting contrast to the violence of the action.