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Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.
One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world."
Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.
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By Amazon Customer on 06-30-18
Decent story, but the voice that the narrator used for all the male characters sounded like Barney the Dinosaur. This was not something I could grow used to like a bad smell, instead its effect on me grew worse by the the hour. By the conclusion of the book, I couldn't wait for the end.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Tatiana on 06-26-18
Turn right after 300 yards
I pre-ordered this title, so I was unable to listen to the sample before I bought it. Otherwise I would have known that the narrator sounds exactly like my GPS. The droning of her voice is completely artificial, with every sentence ending in the same flat, uninflected tone. Why anyone would try to sound like this, I cannot say, but I do know that no human being speaks like this without real effort.
I'm three hours in, but I just can't get used to it. I think I will return it and buy the Kindle version. If I'm in the mood for audio, I will have my Amazon Alexa read it to me. It would sound less robotic and have more personality than this. (Actually, Alexa has a great personality once you get used to her . . . but now I digress!)
I will avoid this narrator in the future.
67 of 80 people found this review helpful