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So much screaming. Roger Huntington is home from college for the summer, and he and his best friend, Tooth, can't wait to start having fun. It's going to be a summer full of beer, comic books, movies, laughs, parties and maybe even girls. So much pain. The sun is high and the sky is clear as Roger and Tooth set out to shoot beer cans at Bobcat Mountain. Just two friends catching up on lost time, two friends thinking about their futures, two friends - So much blood. - suddenly thrust in the middle of a nightmare. Forced to fight for their lives against a sadistic killer. A killer with an arsenal of razor-sharp blades and a hungry dog. So much death. If they are to survive, they must decide: are heroes born, or are they made? Or is something more powerful happening to them? And more importantly, how do you survive when all roads lead to... death!

©2009 Ryan C. Thomas (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Hard Core Horror

This is one of those horror books where you don't want to read what is coming next because you know its going to be bad. And at the same time your turning the page to see what happens.

What makes this story bearable... Thomas is one hell of a good writer. His prose reads like King at his best, except its scary. King is not scary.

After Hissers and now this, Ryan Thomas is up there at the top of my author list. Thomas does best when he's character building. He's just so good. So when the terror hits, your reeling.

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Other reviews drastically overrated this poor “Saw” alternative with no twists!

It’s a “gruesome” “gory” book that is just very underwhelming. There was nothing scary, it reminded me of watching a Saw film but with no twists. The narrator was lack lustre, and I only finished listening because it was so short. This is the first audio book I’ve ever struggled through, and I had high hopes based on all of the other reviews.

I cannot recommend this audiobook any less, please do yourselves a favour and avoid this.

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Disturbingly addictive!

This book drew me in from the beginning. The more intense and grotesque it got the more I wanted to go on. I have a new author to follow now!

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Ummmm

not for the faint of heart, or those with a vivid enough imagination to "see" the details. great job start to finish

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messed up

I loved the book, very messed up and a bit disturbing. i can't wait for more.

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  • Lisa
  • Hampton Roads, VA
  • 07-10-15

Extreme horror at its finest

This is definitely not for everyone. Extreme horror and it earns the title. If you like Edward Lee you'll like Ryan C Thomas. Just don't eat first..!

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  • douglas
  • San Diego, Ca, United States
  • 01-14-13

Graphic!!!

What did you love best about The Summer I Died?

Puts you right in the scenes with the characters. I actually gagged and almost threw up a couple times from the gruesome pictures Ryan C. Thomas painted!! It was AWESOME!!!

Which character – as performed by Gary Dikeos – was your favorite?

Tooth

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

I listened to it while driving on tour through the Rockies and Utah. It kept me awake and aware the whole time. Do admit however, at night I found myself very nervous on the dark roads.

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Good Book but Narrator Is Very Monotone.

What did you love best about The Summer I Died?

Gore, gore, gore, oh...more gore. Great story!

What other book might you compare The Summer I Died to and why?

Draculas by Blake Crouch and others.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

So Much Blood

Any additional comments?

Narrator was very dull and monotone. Sounded like a person who makes movie trailers.

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SICK. Wierd, weak and Sick.

Not porn gore, just hollow, empty gore. Looking for stories about pus, go for it.

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weak. gruesome. boring

spent the entire book just being grossed out. at least give me a break in between gore every so often. have a flashback, maybe a little character progression. I was literally rolling my eyes by the end.

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  • MR
  • 05-01-18

Torture porn.

This book is pretty much a textbook example of torture porn. Nothing more, nothing less.