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Tormented

Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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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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  • timj26
  • ontario canada
  • 06-30-19

Excellent

This had everything I love about horror
Insane asylum,monsters,hell worlds and tons of blood and guts
I’m a big fan of Hannibal’s narration and was glad to see he’s lees goto guy
I see a lot of Lee mountford books in my future highly recommended
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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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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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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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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One Flew East One Flew West

I am a big fan of Lee Mountford’s Supernatural Horror Series and since I have seen him progress as an author and continue to up the ante on his horror stories, I wanted to go back to some of his earlier work. I didn’t find this book to be as dark as his later stories and think he could have really pushed the envelope a bit more with the cruel experiments and daily abuse without the need to go to gore to satisfy the horror element.

I think the asylum type story is a difficult one to really nail perfectly since there is so many ways it can easily go off the rails. While this definitely has a monster type aspect to the story, the horror of being in an asylum with lunatics, both staff and patients, is really the tormenting part. The supernatural demonic aspects were good, but only as they provided another level of horror to the already claustrophobic feel of being locked up with nightmares. I felt that was more of a means to an end versus the actual end. Speaking of endings, didn’t see that coming.

Mountford does a great job of getting you to understand the fear and emotions his characters are felling. The story is no different and to me it is those character's behavior and their respective development that was one of the best parts of the story. I really liked their different personalities and the back story that got them committed to the asylum. The interaction between each other and the orderlies really pushed the story along and kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. Locked up in an institution is a huge fear of mine, so the day to day interaction at the asylum kept me on edge the whole time. As far as characters go, Mother, was by far my favorite and epitomized my expectation of an asylum inmate.

Hannibal Hills has an excellent creepy voice, so if you want a horror story read to it should be from Hills. His voice has the ability to push you to the edge of your seat. I love his character voices and his voice really brings them to life. His narration and accent makes everything a bit more frightening as you are locked up in your cell at Arlington Asylum.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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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!
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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.

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

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  • deafmick
  • 06-24-19

One of the. Best books I had this year i give it 9 out of 10

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  • Christine Sutherland
  • 06-04-19

Boring

Only read 5 chapters but found the story too much of the same blood and gore, so decided to give it up. I like supernatural horrors but this wasn’t enough to keep me interested

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 04-02-19

Great story

I liked this one, I liked it a lot, it's no great classic but it's original and it's best characters may all be locked up in an asylum but they have a lot more about them than some of Lee's characters, they struggle, they fight for their freedom and I was even hoping the obnoxious Seymour would escape because these characters had been given life and I was rooting for them.

Mr Hills does a grand job of narrating as usual with the exception of the irritating 'end' sound for the word 'and', also I noted that the word please when shouted becomes more like 'pease' which was also irritating but he is easy to listen to and does a pretty sterling job mostly.

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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.