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In a boring suburb, three lonely men seeking distractions from their monotonous routines get together in an abandoned house to play a macabre game of show-and-tell.
Nothing is off-limits in their little circle - anything, no matter how depraved, is welcome...so long as it's frightening.
But when one member brings what sounds like an audio recording of an actual murder to a meeting, featuring the tortured screams and pleas of an anonymous woman, the jaded club members find themselves truly rattled.
From that moment, the horrific audio - and strange visions of the recorded victim - begin to seep into their daily lives. Agonized cries and sobs are heard in otherwise empty rooms. Shadowed figures lurk in unlit corners. Somehow, the mysterious victim is reaching out to them from beyond death.
Or is she? Digging deeper, they begin to suspect they're being led back to the abandoned house by something else - something that seeks to consume them, body and soul.
And if they aren't careful, it'll get its way.
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By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-13-17
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.
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By Kimberly Smith on 12-23-17
This story is fantastically creepy! Rarely does a book spook me and give me the heebie jeebies, this one did! It’s another great story from Ambrose Ibsen, though, I agree with other reviewers in that it’s more of a short story with a lot of filler in the middle. The narration is fabulous. Joe Hempel is one of my favorite narrators and, as always, his performance is stellar. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.
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