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In a small Arizona town, a man counts his blessings: a loving wife, two teenage daughters, and a job that allows him to work at home. Then "The Store" announces plans to open a local outlet, which will surely finish off the small downtown shops. His concerns grow when "The Store's" builders ignore all the town's zoning laws during its construction. Then dead animals are found on "The Store's" grounds. Inside, customers are hounded by obnoxious sales people, and strange products appear on the shelves. Before long the town's remaining small shop owners disappear, and "The Store" spreads its influence to the city council and the police force, taking over the town! It's up to one man to confront "The Store's" mysterious owner and to save his community, his family, and his life!
©1998, 2017 Bentley Little (P)2017 Journalstone Publishing
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By Remington Kane on 09-07-17

Bentley Little and David Stifel hit a home run.

Would you listen to The Store again? Why?


What did you like best about this story?

The absurdity of the situation the characters found themselves in. Bentley Little has the unique ability to highlight absurd situations and institutions by portraying them as even more absurd than they are in reality.

Which character – as performed by David Stifel – was your favorite?

The main character, Bill Davis, but David Stifel is a marvelous narrator and one of the reasons I bought the book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Store - One of the items for sale may be you.

Any additional comments?

It's just a great and quirky book. As someone who once worked in retail, the Night Managers gave me the creeps.

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By Iluv2knit on 08-15-17

Wow! Intense and surprisingly different...

Where does The Store rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's definitely in my top 10 books... This book is really interesting. It's part thriller, part mystery, and part paranormal. Half way through, I started thinking of the store as the typical evil corporation... but it's more than that.

What did you like best about this story?

Well, it kept me guessing the entire time. I was not sure what was going to happen. Yes, some parts were definitely predictable, but other parts... well I just didn't see it coming. I'm not one of those people that listen to a story and try to guess what will happen next, I just go with the flow and for the most part, it works for me.

What about David Stifel’s performance did you like?

He was awesome. The sign of a good performance is that you totally get lost in the story and you don't have to figure out the characters or who is talking. That is what happened for me, I just got lost in the story.

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

Yes, it really had me hooked after the first 10-15 mins. I listened to it over the course of 2.5 days, and it was really a good listen. Yes, there were some slow parts, but overall it was a great listen.

Any additional comments?

This is a very adult book with adult situations. I was actually a bit embarrassed in parts of it. This book is NOT a book for kids, period.

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By Zalman Livshiz on 01-31-18

Great book by a horror master

A great book by Bentley Little. A bit more slow and steady then some of his others but super enjoyable and he has a great sense of the Corporate greed and madness and sinisterness that our worst nightmares could not even imagine and so his observations are actually very insightful in certain ways about the evils of consumerism.

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