The Black Widow

Dark Murmurings, Book 4
Narrated by: Holly Holt
Series: Dark Murmurings, Book 4
Length: 37 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A tale of heartache, horror, and the intricacies of the human mind.  

Accused of murdering her husband, Brenda is sentenced to life in an asylum.  

In the asylum, only one thing makes the tedious circumstances bearable, Dr. Franco. Accepting her for who she truly is, Brenda is enamoured by the good doctor until he demands more than just her love.  

Trying to meet his every demand, Brenda becomes an instrument in a lethal game orchestrated by Dr. Franco.  

Will Brenda survive his cunning mind or is it her own mind she should fear?  

©2018 Bianca Pheasant (P)2018 Bianca Pheasant

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Book 4

Another creepy short story. This time it's between the doctor and the patient. Who is more crazy between them ?

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Creepy, Scary Short Story

The Black Widow : B. Pheasant A creepy short listen about a mentally ill woman. Plenty of twists and a dark ending. The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Holly Holt will be a Halloween listen for me. Gave me chills!!! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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The mind plays funny tricks

The author of this book Miss Bianka has a twisted scary mind and I would be nervous if I lived in the same house with her. From the very first sentence of the book my mouth fell open and didn’t close till it was over and that feeling you get from reading such books went away. Are usually say the grittier the better,but I think this time I have met my match. What an imagination Miss Bianka has. I don’t think I will ever get over the opening make out scene with her and her husband all I can say is oh Em Gee OMG oh Em Geeand yes OMG! If you like serious psychological twist Cora and degradation it’s all in this book and more so much more I cannot think of a word to describe it. Let me just say I really love this book.

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Great Short Story with major creep factor!

This was a great short story. I have not listened to the others but will have to check them out now!! This one is between a doctor and a patient and boy does the twist get you!! Brenda is in love with Doctor Franco. Brenda was accused of murdering her husband but doesn't recall it happening so she is sent to the Asylum or "the house". Doctor Franco is the only person who makes it bearable and loves her for who she is. Or so she thinks. Listen for a delightfully narrated story by Holly Holt! She does a fantastic job bringing all the creep factor out that B. Pheasant created!

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Good Book!

Great book, kept me on the edge the while time. Keep up with the writing. Audiobook narration perfect.

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Awesomeness x 3

This book I absolutely loved what a twist in this book, did not see it coming at all would love to see this book in a movie :)

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Watch out for the twist!

Would you listen to The Black Widow again? Why?

Yes, to see how the author builds up to the big twist.

What other book might you compare The Black Widow to and why?

Maybe something by Stephen King: horror and suspense and ... a big twist at the end.

Which character – as performed by Holly Holt – was your favorite?

Brenda!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

That twist at the end. I wasn't expecting it and it was delicious!

Any additional comments?

I hope that the author also writes some longer works. Although I really enjoy these short, while-I'm-walking-the-dog stories, something like this story I could dig into a while longer!

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Delusional Patient

The Black Widow is the story of a delusional mental patient. A well crafted story, it is suspenseful with a surprise ending. Holly Holt did an excellent job, especially as the Black Widow!

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One of the best stories I have come across!

If you could sum up The Black Widow in three words, what would they be?

Surreal, insane, riveting.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I was hooked from the beginning. The story is incredible and the main character is completely complex and mesmerizing. The narrator also did a fantastic job in capturing the essence of the author's story.

Which scene was your favorite?

Absolutely the opening scene; just that alone, left me wanting to follow through until the end.

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This would be the type of story I would love to watch as a movie. The visuals described left me with clear pictures of what was happening. This is something I could listen to many times more and I would definitely recommend to, not only horror fans, but fans of good story telling.

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Good short story

Twisted and engaging story. Gives you enough character info to be able to understand motivations, but not so much you lose interest in the story.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 09-07-20

A bit bizarre

This storyline was a bit bizarre with an extra dose of craziness added in to keep you thinking wth is going on here! Holly has a lovely sweet voice even when the characters are doing evil things!!

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  • Julia B
  • 08-19-19

A short and creepy horror story

This is a short story written in the first person so it is more like a monologue. We enter the world of Brenda through her thoughts and feelings. It was well narrated with good characterisation and the story was interesting.

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  • Helen
  • 08-09-19

very short story

A tale of heartache, horror, and the intricacies of the human mind. very short creepy story