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As the title suggests, listening to this story start up, it feels like a typical cheap teen horror flick. Off into the woods. Joking about the urban legends on the way in. Typical tough-guy "that doesn't scare me" until the scares really begin. It's not BAD, but it's definitely routine and nothing that hasn't been done before.
Suddenly though, the story gets quite interesting, and it's not only because the scares pick up. The author manages to throw in a few curveballs that I certainly didn't expect, and as soon as I think I've got it all figured out, it switches up again.
Don't expect to get an ending that wraps things up in a neat little bow either. You'll need to do some thinking and imagining of your own -- but it doesn't come off as lazy or cheap here. Reminescent of Book of Shadows (Blair Witch 2), this is psychological horror done right and in a neat little package.
The narrator was good, though her overly-peppy and saccharin voices for female characters seemed out of place and probably contributed to my initial feelings of a cheesy horror film with bad acting.
Overall though, it's worth a listen, and it's short so it's not like you have to commit too deeply.
I was provided this book for free in exhange for a fair review. My thoughts are my own and aren't influenced by the manner in which I received the material.
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Excellent short story and would be good in a longer version as well.
Narrator does well with the character voices and has an overall soothing tone that comes across well throughout the story.
I will be looking for other material by both this author and narrator!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful