• The Amityville Horror

  • By: Jay Anson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-31-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (1,245 ratings)

Regular price: $17.47

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Publisher's Summary

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property - complete with boathouse and swimming pool - and the price were too good to pass up.
Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror.
This is the spellbinding, best-selling, true story that gripped the nation - the story of a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to describe.
Jay Anson began as a copy boy on the New York Evening Journal in 1937 and later worked in advertising and publicity. With more than 500 documentary scripts for television to his credit, he was associated with Professional Films, Inc. He died in 1980.
©1977 Jay Anson; published in arrangement with Lesia Anson (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A fascinating and frightening book." ( Los Angeles Times)
"This book will scare the hell out of you." ( Kansas City Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By steve on 11-02-12

So good, it’s scary.

I was never a big fan of the movie but I have to admit, this book scared the hell out of me. Very intense and spooky. In addition, the narrator keeps the listener on the edge of their seat with every word. If looking for a horror book, look no further! Great stuff….

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19 of 21 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-28-15

Ditto, Flavius

If it was true, it would be scary. It is written as if it is true, yet you know it is not. I have read plenty of made up stories that were scary, see: J.A. Konrath, Stephen King, Blake Crouch or Dean Koontz.
How many times do you have to find your wife floating out the window before you leave the house? For this guy it was more then once. It was very convenient that no one had to go work. Are all priests this big of a coward? What kind of parent subjects their three kids to this for so long?

You want scary seek out the authors listed above.

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22 of 25 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Griff.81 on 02-12-12

good

i really enjoyed this book, its well worth a listen if you like the paranormal.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tony O on 12-28-15

a real chiller<br />

a very thought provoking and compelling story..surprising powerful in its effects.well delivered by the narrator Highly recommended but maybe not for those of a nervous disposition..

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By rosewart on 10-27-16

What should have been a wonderful scare...

Has been a major disappointment.
The narration by Ray Porter was so void of voice expression that I actually could not finish listening to the first chapter.
In fact I go further to say that a computer generated voice would have more expression.

I love this story. I first read it over 35 years ago. This narration has stripped it of all the scariness that the book is famous for.

Excessively disappointed. If I had have been able to get a refund I would.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Rheannen on 04-14-16

Less of a non-fiction - more of a good horror story

I came into this with a fairly open mind as to what happened at Amityville. At this stage I feel relatively unconvinced but entertained by a good story nonetheless.
The writing style of the book doesn't lend itself well to the non fiction category it's in, told in a very subjective first person way. It is an interesting and enjoyable story, however, I found the reading of this story overly dramatic at times.
Overall I enjoyed but am not convinced of it as a nonfiction.

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