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There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed

Dark Corners Collection, Book 3
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Series: Dark Corners Collection, Book 3
Length: 51 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
3 out of 5 stars (342 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The thrill of a sleepover becomes sheer terror as kids voice their greatest fears into existence in this cheeky, vividly cinematic tale by bestselling author Edgar Cantero. Lights out.

It’s bad enough that its venom-dripping chelicerae can slice through flesh like warm butter. Worse? It’s right there under the bunk. It’s a fact now. To make it through the night, the children must obey the rules: don’t get out of bed, stay out of the shadows, and don’t wake the beast. But as the threats multiply, so do the rules of survival. And with the safety of dawn still hours away, the fun is just beginning.

Edgar Cantero’s There’s a Giant Trapdoor Spider under Your Bed is part of Dark Corners, a collection of seven heart-stopping short stories by bestselling authors who give you so many new reasons to be afraid. Each story can be read in a single sitting. Or, if you have the nerve, you can listen all by yourself in the dark.

©2018 Edgar Cantero (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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ruined by narrator

This story seemed good but I couldn't finish it because of the horrible narrator! I keep coming across books I wanna listen to but they are narrated by this woman who is one of the worst I've ever heard. Her normal reading voice is very annoying and robotic and the character voices she does are absolutely ridiculous.

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Not scary and All over the place.

Whattttttt did I just listen to?? First of all, the narrator of this audiobook sounded like she was a surfer dude, not adolescent boys having a sleepover. They also both sounded exactly the same.

Second of all, I actually have no clue how old these kids were—that’s never discussed. But their imaginations make it seem like they are 8 or 9. I can’t believe a preteen or older would make up a “giant trap door spider under the bed” and actually believe it enough to have an adventure with your best friend during a sleepover.

It reminded me of one giant game of “hot lava” —the game I used to play when I was younger—when you couldn’t touch the ground and if you did, you lost/got burned.

Third of all, WHY ALL THE HARRY POTTER COMMENTS!?! What did HP have to do with this novella? Like, I’m a huge HP fan, but I felt like it was used in the novella to gain some attention/popularity. So weird.

Finally, I gave it two stars because it does represent the LGBTQ+ community at the end and I support that!

Overall, horrible book. So boring. All over the place. Juvenile. And not scary AT ALL!

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just not for me

hi. please don't judge this book on my score. this book just really wasn't for me. I am in my 40s, and as much add I love a good teen book, this one was not for me.

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Silly

I normally like the Dark corners series but this was just so silly to me.

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Hard pass

I didn't like the premise of the book. The others in this series were better.

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Do NOT listen to this..

The entire time I was hoping it would get better. Do not waste your time with this story. The story isn't good and neither is the narration.

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  • J. Hines
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, United States
  • 02-18-19

Unfit for children

This s story starts out as a children's horror story but i is soon ruined by the insertion of social justice politics such as feminism and prepubescent homosexuality.

The orators performance however is excellent.

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Fair story, awful narration

This is a very disappointing story and an awful performance by narrator Amy Landon. The story is based on a somewhat clever premise - involving real-world manifestation of imaginary terrors - that is poorly executed by the author.

While a skilled narrator can often make a middling story enjoyable, Ms. Landon is laughably bad when attempting to differentiate characters through changing her voice tone. Her attempts at male voices are particularly terrible and cringe-inducing. Sadly, this has been a common theme in every audiobook presentation I have ever heard narrated by Ms. Landon and she is now on my "do not purchase" list for audiobook readers.

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Great fun!

There's a Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed by Edgar Cantero and narrated by Amy Landon is a fun audible about kids having a sleepover then things start happening. Is it their imagination or is it real? Loads of creativity! Enjoyed it a lot and the narration was terrific!

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a quick but wonderful

I loved the narration of the story and thought that it was a cute quick story. it wasn't quite as scary as others in the series but it still had loads of charm.

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  • James C Steadman
  • 10-07-18

Not good.

I found this an absolute chore to get through. The story wasn’t good, for starters. The dialogue between the kids being ridiculous would be a very close second. And then the person narrating the story for the audio book was dreadful—made everyone sound like idiots.

Very relieved to have finished it, and saddened it didn’t get better as the story went further.