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Welcome to Arlington Asylum, a place where the insane and the forgotten are brought to die

Adrian James is running from his past with nothing left to live for. At rock bottom, with a blade to his wrist, a mysterious stranger intervenes and offers him a chance at salvation. 

Adrian accepts, and he enters Arlington Asylum of his own free will. Once inside, however, he soon learns that he will never escape. And worse, there are strange experiments taking place here, and a secretive medicine is being administered, one that causes certain…changes…in the patients. 

The insidious secrets within the halls of Arlington Asylum are slowly revealed, and it is beyond anything Adrian could have possibly imagined. A literal hell is unleashed as impossible and terrifying creatures indulge their sadistic desires. 

Adrian and his friends must escape this nightmarish place and warn the outside world before it’s too late, but they must face down the demons of hell to do so. 

Tormented is a gruesome and violent horror story, influenced by such greats as John Carpenter’s The Thing, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, and Jeremy Gillespie’s The Void

Do you dare enter the Asylum?

©2018 Lee Mountford (P)2018 Lee Mountford

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American Horror Story Asylum meets HP Lovecraft

Asylums give me the creeps. Not being in control of your thoughts, senses and actions is one of my biggest fears. Apart from that, the buildings asylums occupy tend to be a cross between a jail and a hospital, fact that make them ominous and unsettling in my eyes.

If you combine this sick and disturbing atmosphere with a higher lurking horror, you get “The Tormented”, a disturbing tale of survival in which the characters’ body and soul are on the line.

This book is not for the faint of heart. The descriptions of the author are graphic and the pictures they create in your mind will leave you feeling dirty and disgusted. The worst part of it is that even when this is a work of fiction, some of the scenes will be pictured in your imagination so vividly that you will think you are trapped with the rest of the inmates.

This book is good… in the worst possible way…

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Fantastic Horror!

This is the second book I have listened to from Lee Mountford. I find his stories fantastic with plenty of gore. The characters are well developed and the details are very descriptive. I was able to develop a picture in my mind of what was described, such as the “antagonist(s)”. I will leave it at that as to not give away what you are in store for. If you like imaginative horror (reminds me of Clive Barker)with plenty of gore, you will like this audiobook. I look forward to the next release from this author.

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Gore and suspense

I wasn’t sure when I started listening but after the first chapter things really picked up. This book is full of gore and violence, both of which are told perfectly by the narrator. He uses his voice to draw you into the story. Some of it was so graphic that I had to pause for a minute. Don’t get me wrong, the actual storyline is very good too. Its even scarier because I can see some form of this hospital really happening. I enjoyed it a lot.

I received this audio book at no charge. A review was not required and is my own.

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Tormented

First, let me say that if you don't enjoy horror, or incredibly gruesome imagery, or hellscapes that span oblivions, or bits of everyone... everywhere well then you can stop reading this and find another book. Congratulations, you have saved yourself some nightmares. For the rest of you, have at it because you get that and more.

The end of the book was perfect for the dark story the led to it. The first 2/3 of the book was a story with a certain creepy factor. You have inmates/patients of an insane asylum and you have the typical orderlies that hate them, a director that has a dark side to hide, and a couple of doctors that are either clueless or they pretend that everything is being done for the good of their wards. Oh, and you have creepy occurrences and dreams that hint at a greater evil at work.

The last bit is pure bedlam and it is nonstop gore. It doesn't let up and it is brutal. If Hellraiser and The Reanimator had a baby and that baby grew into a 9 foot man in 30 seconds and they threw the man-baby in a tub of acid and it came out swinging for the fences with tentacles and 16 hands and mouths full of teeth on each hand well then you are getting close to what lies in wait in this book.

This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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Not a happy book, but a damn good one

I love Lee Mountford. Ever he popped up on Audible like some hidden gem, I’ve been hooked. Happy endings just aren’t part of his style and I love it. I became so used to hero’s in horror going home happy and the nightmares dead, but that’s so far from the truth in this and his other books. This book is BRUTAL in ways that shocked me and made me uncomfortable, but it never felt silly or edgy. It felt like Lovecraft on crack and energy drinks.

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What happens to those poor souls who lose their minds

What happens to those poor souls who lose their sanity? When one knows their mind is slipping and they voluntarily committed themselves can they ever get out? When one has done such evil in their lives that their own minds have become broken can the ever be redeemed? What happens when a cult committed to ancient evil Runs their own asylum? Find out here in tormented a truly twisted macabre tale! Loved it! Fans of Lovecraft will enjoy it! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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TORMENTED - ASYLUMS RULE!

I LOVE the horror genre and really enjoyed Tormented. Very well written and beautifully narrated. Torment, gore, horror, violence... it's all there. If you can handle it! ;) If you're easily squeamish about horror/gore, you may want to think twice, but for those of you up to the challenge... DO IT.

Disturbingly delightful, GREAT HORROR audiobook!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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A Disturbing Listen

Imagine if you can Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King and John Saul combining efforts to create a story...this would be the result. This is a well written horror story with plenty of classic horror (King) and disgusting descriptions (Tarantino) with a nice dose of psychological terror (Saul). There is nothing to really reach out and grab you however you will find yourself actively listening to see just how the story will unravel, to hear what all happens to the various characters. The narrator, Hannibal Hills, does a wonderful job! He gives the characters their own voices and emotions, truly bringing the story to life. If you enjoy any of the three names I listed above (who I do not list lightly) then you should give this story a chance.

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Not Bad

My opinion of this book kind of vacillated between thinking it was great and thinking it was okay/not the worst. Over all, I don't consider Tormented to be a waste of time for a horror lover. The narration is pretty good, although at times it was a bit lifeless. However, Hannibal Hills really shines at making the different characters come to life by using different accents and intonations. I am not sure if this book would be as good being read as a physical copy, because Mr. Hills really captures anger and aggression to the point where it becomes unsettling- perfect for this genre! I do hope he will read more horror in the future.

I think this book is worth picking up if you like disturbing characters and a story set in an asylum. I am definitely interested in listening to more Hannibal Hills- he has a lot of potential.

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

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Love this author, and his no holds barred writing

Vicious stuff, macabre, bloody, snotty, slurpy and repugnant, LOVED IT! Demons walking, hope you have the stomach for it.

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  • MummaBear1982
  • 12-01-18

AMAZING

Just couldnt stop listening, I love anything asylum and this was the best. Great author.

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  • Martin Gill
  • 11-21-18

Just get it

As always I have really enjoyed this one. The story is well written and paced perfectly. I would highly recommend this to the author's fans, and to the fans of horror literature in general.

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  • pointlessgods
  • 11-15-18

just superb lee mountford is amazing

what a story, with amazing pace there's never a dull moment and its vivid in detail also great character interactions. and the narrator is absolutely 1st class.