The Book of Kindly Deaths

Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Secrets! Magic! A midnight land of monsters!

When Eliza Winter finds a hidden room in her missing grandfather’s Gothic house, her world is turned upside down. Inside, below a stained glass window where moonlight shines no matter the hour, awaits The Book of Kindly Deaths, a terrifying collection of darkly sinister tales.

Desperate for clues to solve her grandfather’s disappearance, Eliza opens the book of ominous, enchanted stories and discovers that nothing is what it seems, and that sometimes fairy tales are true.

Soon, Eliza is forced to battle her darkest fears to save her family from the book’s guardian, the horrifying ghoul Grim Shivers. And as the pages turn, she finds herself tumbling into the heart of the Grimwytch, a haunted world of terrifying monsters where it’s forever midnight.

©2016 Eldritch Black (P)2019 Eldritch Black

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The book of Kindly Deaths

I LOVED it!This book is wonderful!It reminded me of a Neil Gaiman story.What would you do for a book to re write a bad death into a kindly one?How about if you could have your fondest wish for something you never use anyway? Think about that while reading this tale with the lights on! Hannibal Hills was the perfect narrator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Delightfully creepy and dark

Eldritch Black’s The Book of Kindley Deaths is a delightfully dark and creepy YA story with a uniquely refreshing plot of 12 yr old Eliza who finds a magical book of stories. Hannibal Hills - Voice Actor and Narrator as always is freaking brilliant. Masterful writing along with masterful storytelling in the narration makes this a must listen

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Great atmospheric tale

This is a dark and fanciful story right up Tim Burton's alley. A young girl finds herself tossed into a dark world when her Grandfather goes missing and she reads from his strange book of "fairy tales".

The tales were actually pretty entertaining on their own, but at some point a dark figure comes calling for the book and she's forced to flee. From there, we're thrust into this Nightmare Before Christmas style environment with "monsters" and magic at every turn.

The book moves pretty quickly and kept my interest throughout. Hannibal Hill is the perfect narrator for this as well -- he totally completed the vibe.

I got this book after listening to the free short story that was listed as taken from the book. Sadly, I didn't get to meet the characters depicted there as I would have liked to, but perhaps in a future installment?

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Stranger then Stranger Things....

I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

When you think that the main character is a little old-fashioned and over-protected 12 years old girl, you certainly wouldn't imagine the tale of horrors and strange creatures you will encounter in this powerful narration by Hannibal Hills. That however, is exactly what you will find. The dark forces working from the pages of a strange book and a memory of long ago when her grandfather had valiantly tried to shield her from an unwelcome apparition that had crossed over from a terrifying parallel world, young Eliza knew that her fate was to follow on his family footsteps. It is that fate that calls to her in her quest to rescue her grandfather and turns horrifying stories that she had believed to be only fiction, into a terrifying reality.
Wonderfully written and perfectly interpreted by the narrator, this audiobook will satisfy your hunger for the macabre till the end.

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Want more!

This book is so clever and imaginative! Eliza and her family go to her grandfathers house to settle his estate. An eccentric man, he had disappeared and was presumed dead, but there was no body, no note, nothing. Eliza an imaginative child of 12 was forbidden to engage in any fantasy or imaginative play by her mother who was steeply set in reality and fact. Eliza has a curious nature however, and soon found a secret room in the house as well as a hidden book. The Book of Kindly Deaths. She begins reading the tales and slowly discovers that the stories may not be as imagined as she first thought. Sucked into a world of monsters and magic Eliza struggles to fight for good, and weird, and monsters. I loved the idea of this book, many small stories literally making up a book within the book. Brilliant. Also super gross and creepy with some great narration sound effects that escalate the creep factor. My first book by this author but there is room for more and I sincerely hope he runs with it. So much potential for a great series. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thanks!

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Great Book!

This book was different but very good! I look forward to listening to more books by this author.

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A great climb into the world where monsters live.

I was thrown a bit at the start of this story due to how quickly we seemed to dive into the dark and strange, Just as quickly I came to appreciate how fantastically put together the balance of present and past story lines was and how it guided the story and led the Heroine to come into her own. I will be looking to find the next book as it was certainly a cliff hanger ending that left you wanting more. The performance felt very clean and neat to the ear and I feel brought a lot to the table for how we see characters interact and how we learn about the dark and yet beautiful world of the Grimwitch.

I received this book in exchange for leaving an unbiased review.

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Didn't work for me.

While the story was good, especially the second half, the way the author did the first part of the book didn't work for me. For me, it made it harder to follow.

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Interesting adventure

I received this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. Eliza suddenly finds a mysterious book about tales with sad endings. Thinking not much of it until suddenly she finds herself in her grandfathers house and he’s been gone for awhile. She’s than transported to another world where things are darker and more stranger than her world. Best pick for narrator.

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amazing

love love love!
a look at the other side, monsters and heroes and watchers!
I received a free copy of this audible book in exchange for my honest review

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  • Selina ryles
  • 08-11-19

Mindbendingly different and a joy to read

At first I wasnt sure about this book as it is completely different to anything I have read / listened to before. It was the voice of Hannibal Hills that kept me intrigued. What a great choice to narrate this book. The short stories that are contained within the main novel itself are memorable on such a large scale and they all intertwine and weave so well within the main tale. It was the type of book that made it hard for me to put it down. It is refreshing ..different..and wonderfully written. I could genuinely see this being made into a tv series (Any producers reading this please take note ) I was given this book by the author/narrator in return for an honest and unbiased review

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  • deafmick
  • 07-31-19

I like this audio book this is my first book by Redditch black i have got lots by Hannibal hills 9 out of 10

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  • Helen
  • 07-20-19

great dark book

this is a great dark book. When Eliza Winter finds a hidden room in her missing grandfather’s Gothic house, her world is turned upside down. Inside, below a stained glass window where moonlight shines no matter the hour,
can't wait for more books by Eldritch Black and Hannibal Hills brought it to life