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You don't play it...it plays you.

Hemsby is thriving; a seaside town on the up. The holidaymakers are flooding in, and so is the money. For the majority of those who live there, the resort is idyllic.

But not for Jamie Garrett. Fifteen years old and bored to tears, Hemsby is the last place he wants to be. Aside from the occasional sea rescue, nothing exciting ever happens.

That's about to change as a mysterious new game arrives at the beachfront arcade. No one knows of its origin, or the rules of the game, but soon, it is the talk of the resort, attracting children far and wide with its complex game-play and surreal graphics.

When the children of the resort become the perpetrators of uncharacteristic and brutal violence, Jamie realizes that it is a side-effect of the game and sets out to pull the plug on the machine before it is too late.

Dare you play The Bad Game?

©2016 Daniel Marc Chant (P)2018 Daniel Marc Chant

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enjoyable short read

Enjoyed this short story. Great listen for gamers and mystery/horror listeners. Narrator did great job.

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  • norman
  • burlington, nc, United States
  • 02-09-18

Good Horror Story

A good Horror novel, many of the characters were teenagers, but adults will like the story, too. The narrator did an excellent job with the voices.

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Sinister at its Best

This is the quintessential horror story -- making even the normal things sinister. The narration really makes the story and characters come alive. Any horror fans wold love this novel.

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Interesting premise- but too much language

I enjoy coming of age stories- especially those with a nerdy protagonist fighting "the man" or triumphing over his/her jerky classmates. I was hoping this would have a "Ready Player One" feel to it- but this book left me feeling a little flat. The story line was interesting- but I thought it had way too much bad language for my taste. I'm a high school teacher and I like to listen to books to recommend them for my students- but Id definitely take a pass on this one.