• We Need to Do Something

  • By: Max Booth III
  • Narrated by: Linda Jones
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (88 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Sierra Mccormick, Vinessa Shaw, and Pat Healy!

A family on the verge of self-destruction finds themselves isolated in their bathroom during a tornado warning.

"Don't look now but Max Booth III is one of the best in horror, and he's only getting started." (Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box and Malorie)

©2020 Max Booth III (P)2020 Max Booth III

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Unsure how I feel

I'm not sure what to make of this one to be honest. Decent novella that starts off simple enough. Family trapped in a bathroom after a storm leads to a tree falling into their house and blocking them in. Abusive father, daughter with a secret, tensions rising as more time passes. About 2/3 of the way in, things start getting really strange and it becomes hard at times to determine what is and isn't really happening. I think it will translate well into the upcoming film adaptation, but not sure whether I liked or disliked this one.

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The Unknown Horror

This a story that I feel would fit neatly into the Cloverfield universe (for which I am a big fan). I love the suspense and the slow doling out of clues. Linda Jones performs this story superbly.
Excellent novella!

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It’s worth the sad feelings

This BLEAK and grotesque horror story takes an unexpected turn that I found to be original and exciting. The story’s paralyzing tension caused me to finish it in one sitting so get comfortable because it’s a wild ride!

Linda Jone’s performance was truly fantastic!

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Seemed interesting at first

Boom was very interesting at first. Very dark and disturbing (which isn’t always a bad thing). No questions are really explained and ends very abrupt with no conclusion. Very disappointing

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Every character is annoying and you’d be better off watching the movie

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By the second half of I want everyone to die. All irritated me to no end. I felt that nothing helped me relate to the characters or feel any sympathy. I’m actually upset I spent a credit on this

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the narrarator made me want to kms

the voice sucked. the story sucked. I was hoping this was better than the movie. it's not just watch the movie.

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Not Good

I don't think I've ever hated every character in a story before. HATED. Even the youngest. At the end I was like "just die already". This book tries too hard. Way too hard.

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Now I get why some people hate horror

[CONTAINS SPOILERS]

The concept of this novella was good enough for me to finish it, despite not enjoying it as much as I'd hoped. The young child character was embarrassing to listen to. The dialogue was so bad, I'm not sure if anyone could have made it better. Actually, I'm not sure if this author has ever met a child. Or been one.

Content warning: "Smell my farts, sis!" That poor VA.

unsatisfying ending and nothing is revealed. moments that should have been cathartic were not, because I was too distracted by plot holes and poor character choices.

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witches I can get behind, but a castaway'd alcoholic picking baby wipes and Listerine before NyQuil? seems convenient.

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good book...needs better ending

good story. didn't like ending. but it kept me on the edge of my seat

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NOOOOO !!!!

I was really getting into this story even though I have to say the mothers character was getting on my nerves with her constantly calling her son baby and repeating it’s going to be OK over and over. I also had trouble with the way the father spoke to his children. Maybe I’m naïve but I have never in my 67 years on earth heard a parent speak like that to their child, my husband and I never did
. Not saying we didn’t use bad language sometimes but we kept it to ourselves. My biggest complaint is the ending. The ending just ended with no Explanation for what really happened. Maybe I missed it and I’m to dense to catch on? If somebody has an explanation of what did happen at the end I sure would love to
hear it.