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The Narrows

Narrated by: Scott R. Smith
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"I can show you how to enter the Narrows to find what you seek."

Oliver and his friends have returned to their hometown of Shumard, Texas for the funeral of their close friend Noah. They each grapple with the loss in their own ways, trying to understand the strange circumstances of their friend's unexpected death.

While visiting the site where the body was found, Oliver stumbles across a chilling discovery that he knows must be related to what happened to Noah. Wanting to protect his friends from these newfound horrors, Oliver takes it upon himself to venture into the grotesque other world known as the Narrows to learn what happened to his friend and find a way to bring him back.

Entering the Narrows is one thing, but will whatever he finds there allow him to leave?

©2018 Travis M. Riddle (P)2019 Travis M. Riddle

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  • Tim Simmons
  • San Antonio, Texas United States
  • 06-29-19

More than a narrow bit of fun!

I very much enjoyed The Narrows. It manages so much in a relatively short time. Riddle's ability to create interesting and believable characters is amazing. I cared about Oliver, Sophie and Davontae from the very beginning. The horror elements in the story are balanced, they blend naturally with the poignant internal struggles Oliver experiences and the heart-warming interactions he has with his friends.

I wouldn't miss this because horror "isn't your thing." You will be shaken more by what the book evokes in you as the theme is explored so skillfully through fantasy. There are multiple comic interludes that are truly a joy to experience, you never feel under siege by what is ultimately a sad story. This is the kind of book that transports you to a place that is unfamiliar but not bizarre.

Scott Smith gives a great performance that adds to the story, I thought he matched the story really well.

I can't think of a better way to spend some airport time or a quiet weekend at home then to travel to Shumard, Texas with some great new friends and a story that will keep you thinking long after you've finished it.

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  • KW1973
  • 06-21-19

A really good listen :D

Overall I'm glad I listened to this tale, the characters were likable, the story intriguing, the narration pleasing.
Not that people wont find criticism, they always do. But all in all I would like to come back to follow ups of this adventure.
I found the tale to have a creepy kind of vibe and great scope for any future discoveries in the narrows.

The scene that the cover picture is based on, was particularly grusome and well writen, really gave me the shivers.