The Loon

  • by Michaelbrent Collings
  • Narrated by John Bell
  • 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The isolated, maximum security prison for the criminally insane that houses some of the nation’s deadliest, most frightening psychopaths. But when a freak storm cuts off all communications and causes a massive power outage, the prisoners get loose...and find there is nowhere to go. The blizzard rages outside.
The inmates are now in charge and the staff must band together to survive.
And then they all discover that the inmates aren't the most dangerous thing about The Loon. Because below the prison is a secret place. A dark place. A place where a creature of monstrous appetites has been born. And it's very, very hungry....
The Loon is a #1 Amazon best seller written by novelist Michaelbrent Collings, whose other best sellers include Darkbound, Apparition, The Haunted, Rising Fears and Billy: Messenger of Powers.


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Customer Reviews

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Boring, boring, boring…

There is nothing thrilling, terrifying or page turning in this book. The story itself is extremely lame. But what is terrifying is the narration.
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- Circle K

Deep and Horrifying

What made the experience of listening to The Loon the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the narration and thought the performance was well done. Engrossing story.

What other book might you compare The Loon to and why?

I've read Collings' "Darkbound" and first three installments of "The Colony" series. While there was still a speculative element in "The Loon," the horror in this particular story was more real-world than fantastic. I'm not sure I've read/listened to anything else quite like this before.

Which character – as performed by John Bell – was your favorite?

The Monster passages had cool effects and were my favorite to listen to. Paul, Rachel, and Becky were the characters whose points of view I craved most to return to. Steiger was also extremely creepy and well done. There were a variety of accents that came through in various minor characters that I thought were well done. Narrator did a good job making the unlikable characters unlikable, and the likable characters sympathetic with tone of voice, accents, and other effects.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I found this book very intense and enjoyed it much better when I digested it in small doses, listening a few hours at a time. Yet, it was extremely engrossing.

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- Sarah Seeley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-27-2013
  • Publisher: Michaelbrent Collings