• Unspeakable

  • Some Secrets Will Haunt You
  • By: Tony Marturano
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Unspeakable

By: Tony Marturano
Narrated by: Matt Addis
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Publisher's Summary

"Fear the living, fear the dead, fear the Unspeakable."

Kenning Hall was more than a country home, it was the family's sanctuary away from the frenetic pace of London, until that day.

What happened that day was so horrifying, so devastating, that the place was left to ruin, until now.

A decade later, 32-year-old Rupert Harrison, the only surviving heir to the Harrison publishing dynasty, has ordered Kenning Hall restored to its former glory.

It's time to go back.

Now, if you think you've heard this story before, think again. This is just the beginning.

Something is waiting at Kenning Hall. Something vengeful, malevolent, and it will follow him home.

This book isn't creepy, it's downright terrifying. Be warned: Daylight will not save you.

©2015 Tony Marturano (P)2016 Tony Marturano

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Not really what I was expecting.. .

Struggled to finish, had a lot more romantic scenes than I am accustomed to reading in a horror novel. Really couldn't get into the story and had to jump ship fairly early in the book. If your looking for some serious erotica mixed in with your ghost story, this maybe perfect for you. Nevertheless, l just wasn't feeling this one. 2 **'s

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Struggled

First let me say this book should come with a warning that it contains some graphic sex scenes. Im not a prude but if I wanted to hear about some of the acts described I would have just bought a romance novel. All in all the story itself was good. It did seem to wander a bit as the story progressed, including things that weren’t necessary for the flow of the story. Its creepy and spooky so if you like these type of books check it out.

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DO NOT BUY

The Narrator is the best thing about this book ,it is just a lot of nonsensical drabble. You will get 3 sentences of interesting then a bunch of muck

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NEEDS AGGRESSIVE EDITING..!!!

This weighty tome is in desperate need of aggressive editing... it's far too long winded,.. taking an entire chapter when a more pleasing synopsis of events could've been summed up in a paragraph or two...
Sigh,... I had SUCH high hopes for this read,.. as I had positively gushed with enthusiasm over his book "Psychosis "
Rating it 5 star all the way, with a
BRILLIANT narrator to boot...
Not so this one , 1 star all around.. it had too many plots,layers of unnecessary dialogue, repetitive whining, wincing, all diluting what
COULD have been a top notch read.
EDIT,.. EDIT,...EDIT...

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So So

the beginning was boring and jump around a lot this story can be really confusing because it looks into several different peoples life at the very end it all comes together sort of still a little confused

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Ice Cold Thriller!

If you could sum up Unspeakable in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, chilling, killing!

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the way it wrapped you up into the nitty gritty of the lives of each individual in the story, and yet managed to drag them all together into this gruesome tale!

What does Matt Addis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I feel he adds an extra atmosphere to the book, he is the perfect narrator, adding and subtracting emotion or tension where it needs to be, and handles the demands of the text very well!

If you could take any character from Unspeakable out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Rachel or Ashley out to dinner because I find them to be the kind of women you absolutely root for in life, they have wit, grit and determination and they are very endearing characters for me.

Any additional comments?

If only this could become some kind of series!

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Haunting

Truly haunting ! Absolutely love this book! Hope to see more like it! Wow! Wanted to keep listening!👻💀☠

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Boring...

Just a book full of boring sexual scenes. I've read to chapter 12 and have yet to experience a good story...

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Hard to finish

I fully expected this book to be terrifying & was quite disappointed. The story didn’t take off until the last 2.5-3 hours. Prior to that, nothing was really happening. I also found it to be somewhat predictable.

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Slow but fantastic

I loved the book but at first I was concerned that I hadn't purchased a horror novel. But then the good stuff came along. I hope he writes a second one...even a prequel about Ashley's life before Rupert and maybe through in how the hell Jason got Rachel to drop everything for a dick like him.

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  • LJM
  • 02-23-18

Unspeakable

Listened to so little as fed up with the sex scenes all the time. Wanted a ghost story not erotic fiction.

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  • Judith
  • 10-23-16

Dreadful

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More pace and less emphasis on nipples.

What was most disappointing about Tony Marturano’s story?

The sex scenes read like an instruction manual.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator did well with the material he had.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Unspeakable?

All of the cliched descriptions... and definitely the shower scene in chapter 11.

Any additional comments?

I was looking forward to a chilling story but I gave up long before anything very chilling happened.

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  • Olivia White
  • 04-01-18

Bizarre dreadful erotica masquerading as horror

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Not a clue. Teenage boys maybe?

What will your next listen be?

Something by Bentley Little probably.

Have you listened to any of Matt Addis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but he was very good. Alas, not good enough to make this worth listening to, but I'd like to hear him narrate something better.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

The copious sex scenes are just cringeworthy. There's a hyper focus on one character's breasts, not in a 'touching breasts' way but just describing them constantly. One of the main characters (Rupert) is described so adonis-like, as if the author's desperate to assure the reader that Rupert is super hot, that it becomes laughable. Almost every character is described in a way that feels like the author's trying to persuade the reader to want to have sex with them, and then the sex scenes are so mundane and unrealistic, and yet extremely over-used, that the whole thing is just bizarre. It didn't help that the narrator sounds like Matt Berry, and the whole thing comes across like a lost episode of Darkplace, only worse, and with a severe lack of Richard Ayaode.

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  • Gunner one
  • 01-17-17

Very good!

What a great book, my wife listened to this first, and recommended it to me. I was definitely not disappointed! Full of excitement and sinister chills, with the passionate bond of Rupert and Ashley running in-between. It was just the right mix for me!

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  • Lucrezia.
  • 10-18-16

Thrillingly scary

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely will do that,and have done so already.

What other book might you compare Unspeakable to, and why?

Dan Brown's Da Vinci code same pace and action,with chills.

What does Matt Addis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I must say this... I have a very good imagination,but Matt brought the story alive,I felt as though I was partaking in an on screen thriller.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was and I did,a listen fest carried it with me everywhere so I could listen and needed to know what was going to happen next.

Any additional comments?

The wisest spend of my hard earned cash,I enjoy reading with a passion,but if listening is fashinonable then "Unspeakable" audio is the new black.

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  • Audrey Pam
  • 02-12-18

Dreadful!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Terrible narration, the worst I've heard on any Audible purchase. Trashy story, AWFUL sex scenes, just the worst thing I've read in a very long time!

Would you ever listen to anything by Tony Marturano again?

Definitely not.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Matt Addis?

ANYONE!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Unspeakable?

All the tacky sex scenes.

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  • Eurus
  • 01-17-17

Eeriness to the max :O

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would without a doubt, it's perfect for curling up on a grey day and feeling the shivers creep up on you.

What other book might you compare Unspeakable to, and why?

I think I would compare it to something like The Ghost by Robert Harris. Though different in genre, Unspeakable is also full of mystery and sinister twists throughout.

Which character – as performed by Matt Addis – was your favourite?

I would say Elizabeth is best performed, her shrill, cruel and capricious nature is truly captured under Matt's performance.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

"Don't look back."

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  • Anna
  • 10-11-16

Creeptastic!

Where does Unspeakable rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It came as no surprise to me, considering I loved reading this book, that the audiobook would automatically rise to the top of my most loved audiobooks. Sometimes a book can be slightly ruined by transitioning into audio format, whether that be due to the narrator or quality, but Unspeakable certainly was /not/ one of those books. It enhanced the atmosphere already present in the story, and brought every goosebump and hitch of breath to life, I loved every single second!

What other book might you compare Unspeakable to, and why?

Though it it can be compared to a twisted Sherlock in its eerie mysteries, or a Dan Brown book with the quick pacing and unfolding of event after event, I can definitely say that Mr Marturano's Unspeakable is an individual star.

What about Matt Addis’s performance did you like?

As previously mentioned, I have read this book before. So Matt played a great part in rekindling my love for this book. Hearing it aloud emphasised the true mystery and fear in every chapter. The carefully measured and nuanced narration created moments that built the tension sky high, only to shatter your nerves when the tension was broken, and then - in quieter parts - he kept me hanging on every word, wanting more and more. A perfect execution of how I imagined the audiobook to be.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Those who know me know that I have a very strong sense of wanting to justice for people, so when certain characters got the "justice" and peace that they needed, so to speak, I was definitely cheering out loud. And I'm notoriously a scaredy cat who can't stay away from things that freak me out, so it definitely gave me those fearful watery eyes and had me expressing a few expletives at the scarier bits!

Any additional comments?

If only this would now become a film or tv series, I'd be very pleased! Thank you to Mr Marturano and Matt for creating such a fantastic piece, an especially enjoyable audiobook in October!

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  • John
  • 04-10-17

Terrible

Gave up a few chapters in. Was this written by a spotty adolescent? Over egged sex scenes. Over winded drivel. With a further 14 chapters ahead I decided to bail as life too short.

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  • Iain
  • 03-03-17

Terrible !

Sadly, this was perhaps the worst, most disjointed book Ive ever listened to.
It doesnt know what genre it wants to be !
As Im sure Mark Addis is a very talented individual, he was not the right choice to read this .
I will not be Purchasing anything else written by this author.
Sorry....just not for me.

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