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A stunning, terrifying novel about a house the color of blood and the two sisters who are trapped there, by The Dead House author Dawn Kurtagich

When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt's home, it's immediately clear that the "blood manor" is cursed. The creaking of the house and the stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets, too - the questions that Silla can't ignore: Who is the beautiful boy who's appeared from the woods? Who is the man her little sister sees, but no one else? And why does it seem that ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer?

Filled with just as many twists and turns as The Dead House, and with achingly beautiful, chilling language that delivers haunting scenes, And the Trees Crept In is the perfect follow-up novel for master horror writer Dawn Kurtagich.

©2016 Dawn Kurtagich (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Chillingly delightful

Not usually a scary/horror book fan but the cover & audio snippet convinced me otherwise! Takes a little to get into the flow of the story, but the narrator does a great job & it really makes it much better than if I had read it myself!

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  • Daryl
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 11-05-16

Whiplash!

I eagerly read this book after having read - and thoroughly loved - Kurtagich's debut, "The Dead House." Both books are sufficiently creepy, with powerful language and stunning performances. Both move back and forth through time, with loose threads dangling at the end.
However, where "The Dead House" succeeded in shifting back and forth through time, "And the Trees Crept In" just left me thoroughly wrung out and confused. It shifts forward and back through time, almost like a fast-paced movie, with no way to know what is real and what is fantasy. The ending did make the middle make sense, but I almost didn't get there.
Polly Lee's performance actually MADE this book completely worth reading. Kurtagich's gift of language and poignant relationships couldn't completely carry this book.
It's a creepy, spooky story, including music and sound effects, well-performed... and yet it had too much of... something, and I'm not sure what.

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Narrator brings the trees to life

The story felt a little abstract to me, like simple sounds and words floating inside a haunted manor. It lacked concreteness and wasn't always the most logical of stories. However, the narration of the story really brought the horror aspect of And The Trees Crept In to life. I will definitely be looking into more audiobooks narrated by Polly Lee.

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creep me out, and break my heart

And the trees crept in is a strong story, with side scary stuff and a phenomenal performance!!
perfect October read!

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Twists Everywhere!

the Narrator makes this book! the story was great on its own, but the Narrator really helped with the fear factor!

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The best narrator performace on audible

This is, without a doubt, the best book I've listened to on audible. I can not recommend it highly enough. The writing style is sophisticated, but still digestible, and incredibly beautiful. The story carries some old horror tropes, but offers them up in such a unique way you don't care. The stand out of the experience is Polly Lee's acting. It's not narration but acting. There are few voices in the story, but they are easily discernible through accent, tone, and intensity. There isn't a missed beat, or over acted part. It's not someone reading you a story, It's someone telling you a terrifying first hand account of a massively life altering experience. It's so well done it feels like Dawn Kurtagich wrote the book for Polly Lee to perform. It's on the same level as Marlon Brando in Godfather, or Freddie Mercury fronting Queen, It's like she was always meant to do this.

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Not the same ol' same old.

What a crazy, emotional, creepy story! I loved it! A must listen. For once you can believe all the great reviews for this book. It has it all, even an ending that explains what just happened. Because your gonna need it! I am so looking forward to more from this brilliant author! Thank you Dawn Kurtagich. As for the narrative, this is how it should be done! Very entertaining! Love the sound effects making the story come alive! Excellent!!

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Audo Book is way better than physical book!

Would you consider the audio edition of And the Trees Crept In to be better than the print version?

YES! I have been telling everyone to listen instead of read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of And the Trees Crept In?

CREEEEEEK.
CREEEEEEK.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. Sometimes the car ride to work was too short!

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Felt compelled to review

I've always been a huge fan of psychological thrillers and this audiobook takes the cake. For once an audiobook is read like a movie. There are several narrators which sometimes speak at once, giving a chilling, haunting backdrop for your imagination.

Cilla is a 17 year old girl living with her younger sister an aunt in a haunting manor in the middle of Python Woods. As the story unfolds in a web of past and present as listener gets sucked in to this dark, chilling novel.

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Holy crap!

Best horror story yet, very messed up but very creepy had me enthralled the whole time

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