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This starts with Mike out late one night, he stumbles upon an abandoned house and decides to go in. Right away he can feel that the house seems sinister but that doesn't frighten him, in fact, it gives him the idea of starting the Night Society. He decides to get some of his friends to come to the house and bring the scariest thing they can, be it a letter, a photo etc. Mike invites Jim and Russel. Russel is told that he is to bring the first thing and so sets about finding something scary. He finally settles on something that sounds like a lady being murdered. The three enter the house and Russel plays the tape. It's a truly creepy experience and the trio are too spooked to continue. But from then on, each seems to experience strange things. Something has followed them home!!
I am so glad I found this author!! He knows how to creep someone out without it getting gory or disturbing. He creates such atmospheric books that you will find yourself shivering!! I was listening to this one night when my kids were in bed and hubby was gone and I had to turn it off, it was freaking me out!!! Lol. I kept picturing that girl from The Ring.
The plot was awesome. I loved the idea of the Night Society, not that I'd do something like that though!! I don't even think I could go into the abandoned house!!! I loved how the story was told from each of their perspective because it ramped up the tension!! All three of the characters were well written and developed. I felt so sorry for them!!!
In all, this author has created something memorable. This book freaked me out but also had me wanting to read it again!! It was as compelling as it was chilling. This would make an amazing movie, though I don't think I could watch it!!! It would be too scary.
When you match this author with this narrator, you know you have a winner!! Joe Hempel has become a favourite narrator of mine. His range of tones and voices, and the way he puts emotions behind the characters is amazing. He knows how to tell a story and how to tel it well!! He brings both the characters and the atmosphere to life. He is definitely one of the best!
I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed the book. The story was entertaining and dark. It was missing something for me. Something from the story about IT, if that makes sense. I just didn't connect to the story about the lonesome man. However, it was exactly what I've come to expect from Ambrose Ibsen in his stories... I love them! They're creepy and a bit scary. The things that go bump in the night.
I don't usually enjoy these types of books but his words put to Joe Hempel's voice is right on! I have found that Joe Hempel is one of my top favorite narrators. This might be silly but Hempel is the only narrator I can hear while I'm taking a shower! LOL He enunciates so clearly and his voice projects so I can hear over the running of water and the curtain being closed. I appreciate that in a narrator as showering is one of my favorite times to listen to a book. I'll keep seeking out books read by this narrator!
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