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Twelve Nights at Rotter House

Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
4 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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Felix Allsey is a travel writer with a keen eye for the paranormal, and he's carved out a unique, if only slightly lucrative, niche for himself in nonfiction; he writes travelogues of the country's most haunted places, after haunting them himself. 

When he convinces the owner of the infamous Rotterdam Mansion to let him stay on the premises for two weeks, he believes he's finally found the location that will bring him a best seller. As with his other gigs, he sets rules for himself: no leaving the house for any reason, refrain from outside contact, and sleep during the day. 

When Thomas Ruth, Felix's oldest friend and fellow horror film obsessive, joins him on the project, the two dance around a recent and unspeakably painful rough patch in their friendship, but eventually fall into their old rhythms of dark humor and movie trivia. That's when things start going wrong: screams from upstairs, figures in the thresholds, and more than what should be in any basement. Felix realizes the book he's writing, and his very state of mind, is tilting from nonfiction into all-out horror, and the shocking climax answers a question that's been staring these men in the face all along: In Rotter House, who's haunting who?

©2019 J.W. Ocker (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Ocker had me at 'boo holes'...

How to cook up the perfect haunted house mystery: Combine a fresh narrative, a character-driven plot populated with flawed yet relatable characters, and a spicy subplot. Place on a creeping, slow-burn while gradually adding several anxiety-inducing scenes. Add a dash of existentialist spiritualism, a little horror-appreciation club, and turn up the heat with several panicky moments where you want to stop listening but can't, and maybe end up wondering if anything untoward might be lurking in your wardrobe.
Finally, introduce a narrator skilled enough to render himself invisible (along with a genuine enthusiasm for the content), for the perfect Halloween treat. I hope to hear more from J. W. Ocker in the future, with any luck, narrated by Matt Godfrey. They're a match made in heaven. And, of course, by heaven, I mean hell.

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Solid, enjoyable

Engaging from the beginning, solid storytelling. Well-paced and never boring. This story is about much more than a mere haunted house.

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whoa!

I did not see that coming and was totally taken by surprise. well worth the listen, 5 stars all the way around.

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Blew me away that's

I finished this story and right away looked up other books this author wrote. I cannot wait for his next book to come out great plot, snappy dialogue, likeable characters what's not to love! The creep factor was there I was not disappointed at all great twist on a haunted house story

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A really good ghost story

Felix wants to do a different kind of story in this old Haunted mansion . But is it truly haunted? Or is it something else ? A twisted tale in more ways than one . Don’t read this one alone or in the dark .

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Pretty boring; but I had to finish it.

If you’re looking for something exciting, this really isn’t it. It’s a slow uptake and too much dialogue-not enough action. The narrator is VERY talented and he’s the reason I listened until the end.

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A Great Story!!!!

I liked everything! There was nothing to dislike. This writer got it perfect in one fell swoop. The narrator was amazing. This was ended wonderfully! Not too drawn out. Just done right. Kudos to writer and narrator! Other writers need to take notes as well as narrators.

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Pleasant surprise kept me guessing til' the end

Great horror book. TRUE horror, not allot of gore, not allot of jump scares just good suspenseful writing. I loved it! So much so I looked for more books from this author. Unless it involves sparkly vampires I'd buy it in a heartbeat. So Felix convinces the new owner of a supposedly haunted mansion to allow him to write a new kind of paranormal book. His specialty. Travel books based on places that supposedly are haunted/reports of the paranormal. There's a subplot between Felix and his best friend Thomas and you never really know what really caused the year long rift until almost the very end. Throughout the book things happen and Felix tries to rationalize. You catch yourself doing the same thing! Was it paranormal or just an old house. GREAT book I'm still trying to work out the ending in my mind but I LOVED it!

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couldnt stop listening

This book was creepy from the start. I didn't see the ending coming either. Matt Godfrey dine an awesome job with the narration. I just love that shake to his voice. Made the story all the more creepy.

I was given this copy by the author but chose to leave my thoughts.

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pretty good

Interesting take on haunted houses only missing a little bit to be absolutely amazing. mostly the middle needed work around night 6-9