When washed-up priest Angela Murs and skittish ghost hunter Tim Golding are summoned to a vast country manor to help a sick little boy, they have no idea what to expect. While it's clear that young Sammie is a very disturbed child, there's surely no way he could have been behind the recent spate of accidents or the death of his father. The child is dirty, malnourished, and perhaps the victim of a negligent mother, but as Angela and Tim's investigations take them deeper into the mystery, they realize there is much more going on than they ever could have imagined. When the blood begins to flow, there will be no escape, and little Sammie will finally be forced to show his true nature.More
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The combination of the story and the narration made this book enjoyable and one I won't soon forget.
I couldn't help but love Sammy because of what he was going through, and of course, I really liked Angela. Although she starts off a little rough, Angela finds her strength by the end of 'Sam.' Her character development, as written by the author, was brilliant.
I've listened to quite a few audio books over the last year or so and Nigel quickly became one of my favorite narrators. At the beginning of 'Sam,' it bothered me that he didn't put more effort into giving each character a unique voice. By the end, as he had to perform the voices for the possessed characters, my opinion had completely changed. His performance was terrifying and completely believable. Nigel is also very good at relaying the emotions each character feels throughout the story, and made it seem so effortless, that it was easy to forget he was reading. It felt more like a good friend sitting with me, telling a story.So, to answer the question, any character speaking as if he/she were possessed were my favorites.
This is definitely a great story, reminiscent of 'The Exorcist,' one of my all-time favorite movies. It's creepy, scary, and focuses on all the characters, not just Sammy. Each character has his or her opportunity to shine and grow throughout the book. This was my very first Iain Rob Wright experience a couple of years ago, so when it came out as an audio book, I couldn't wait to relive the experience. Nigel adds so much to the story with his brilliant voice acting, he made me a bigger fan than I already was. If you love 'The Exorcist' or stories like it, you are missing out if you skip over 'Sam.'
- Dawnzilla "Dawn"
Sam is a creepy and atmospheric gem that hits on so many horror notes but then does its own thing at the end. I am still contemplating the end and may listen to it again with that in mind.