Them

Narrated by: Daniel Caravetta
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
3.7 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ray Sanders returns home from Florida to bury his mother. Soon, the supernatural evidence behind his mother’s demise begins to surface in the form of dreams and mysterious happenings. During all of the madness, Sanders must face his destiny and vanquish the generations-old evil that has plagued his family since the 1800s....

In 1854, Louis Sanders, with the help of Elias Atkins, dug a well to provide water to the family farm. What they did not anticipate was the water to be infested with Odomulites - ancient sins. These malevolent beings were trapped in our world on their way to the spirit world and formed a pact of protection with both Sanders and Atkins: The families would serve as guardians of the Odomulite nests and in return, a blind eye would be cast when the Odomulites took host bodies to inhabit and feed upon. It was this pact, which in 2016 would propel Sanders and Julie Fontaine - a young woman with a special connection to the Spirit World - into the heart of the last active nest to rid the town of its insidious Odomulite population.

©2018 HellBound Books Publishing LLC (P)2018 HellBound Books Publishing LLC

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horror done right

The Narrator does a fantastic job of telling this little gem of a horror story. This is a nice contemporary take on 1980s style novel, and it does its best to give you the chills. I feel like this will be one I return to every few years just to listen to it again. The characters work, the story works, and the wright style works. If you can't tell I liked this a lot.

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Horror Perfection...squared...

I've had a book sitting upon the throne of my "favorite of the past year" for quite some time now, and every book I have come across since it has not quite topped it, though several have come close to equaling it. THEM by James Watts unseats the King and drops down on that iron throne, scepter in hand, and blows everyone else out of the room. At once a horror story, a gothic tale, and a generations-old mystery story, THEM sets itself apart by being wholly original while at the same time nodding in homage to the horror stories of the 80s. The details and setting are so authentic, you feel as though you're right there in Maple Grove with Ray and Roy, and the characters are so well drawn I actually forgot they were fictional. The dialogue is spot on and rich with the feel and ambiance of the South. The story doesn't lag for an instant but manages to build and grow authentically and organically, not giving us everything at once, but letting it peel back like an onion until we find out what is at the core of this rotting evil around town. I found myself slack-jawed more than once during this read as Mr. Watts's masterful storytelling took me on this moderately paced rollercoaster ride. I say moderately paced because this isn't a balls to the wall trek through a Southern Hell, but it is constantly moving forward, constantly building the story and developing the characters. Not a word is wasted in this masterpiece of the genre, and when it was over, I was left utterly satisfied and craving for more at once. There's literally not a single thing I can critique in this book. It's masterful. It's as close to perfect as any book I've ever read. Every twist was perfect and caught me off-guard. Every character was genuine and flawlessly depicted. I cannot say enough good about this book. It feels right at home alongside classics such as 'Salem's Lot, Cujo, and IT. It's literally THAT good, and Mr. King would be proud to place THEM alongside his most praised works. Horror fan? You want this. You NEED this. It literally doesn't get any better. Not a horror fan? THEM will make you one. The narrator is amongst the very best I've ever heard. He absolutely nails it. 5/5-Stars

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Pretty good offering from author James Watts.

The story was a slow starter but once it got rolling it was pretty interesting. The only thing that I would change in its delivery was the overuse of simile in the descriptions. The heart of the book was fruitful and made me want to continue listening. The ending was good, a bit truncated from the length of the plot in my humble opinion but it did the story justice. The audio-book delivery was on par with the story as the narrator did his best to handle the southern dialect and accent. My hat goes off to him for his effort. I can’t wait to see what James comes out with next.

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Great narration

THEM was filled with suspense and the narrator (Daniel Caravetta) captured it brilliantly. A must listen to audiobook.