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Hide and Seek

Lu par : Wayne June
Durée : 5 h et 39 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Horror

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Description

The second, riveting novel from Bram Stoker Award-winner Jack Ketchum, Hide and Seek is a book about games. Reckless, dangerous games. Games you might even want to play yourself if you're with the right people. But shouldn't. Not ever… In a small Maine town, a group of thrill seeking college kids finds a game of hide and seek in an abandoned house turning into a reality of stark terror.

©2007 Jack Ketchum (P)2009 Audio Realms, Inc.

Critiques

"Ketchum writes with economy and power, in sentences that tighten like noose wire. Anyone who enjoys fine, hard horror will appreciate this novel." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Lee
  • 08/04/2011

Terrible

I was so bored listening to this one. Even towards the end where the "action" is was awful as well. Waste of a credit and a waste of my time.

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  • Matthew S. Hill
  • 31/01/2017

Great character development.

After hearing a lot about the characters lives, I was able to feel empathy for them.
The horror part of story was good. The backstory and build up was even better.
Narrated awesomely by Wayne June.

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  • naomi
  • 03/01/2017

Not a thriller

The story title is misleading. I thought it would be more meat to it. I totally expected a thriller and it took a lot just to finish it. It is a quick read, but not even worth reading/listening to if you're expecting a thriller. It's literally a story of bored kids making a bad decision then ends up in some trouble. Not surprising at all.

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  • Chris H.
  • 10/09/2015

Very pleasantly surprised

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Probably, if I knew someone interested in this genre.

What did you like best about this story?

I thought this novel did a much better job showcasing Ketchum's writing abilities than the last book of his that I listened to, "Open Season" which left me thinking I might never read another Ketchum novel. The characters and the relationships between them were better developed and vastly more interesting which left me actually caring about what was happening to them thus adding to the increasing suspense in the later chapters. The dialog between the characters didn't make me cringe and seemed to represent the people accurately. One of the downfalls of the novel, although not enough for me to remove a star, was that it's length didn't allow for complete backstory fulfillment; there were various story "off-shoots" that never really get flushed out or wrapped up which left me feeling a little ripped off but hey, it's a Ketchum novel. I found it fun, suspenseful, and masterfully narrated.

Have you listened to any of Wayne June’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this was my first one and I intend to seek out other books strictly based on his narration. He was terrific. I don't like it when a narrator takes too many liberties with characterizations; they tend to sound like little kids putting on a sock-puppet show. However, I do still appreciate a narrator who is able to provide slight changes in intonation to help the listener stay connected to who's who while not distracting from the flow of the writing. Wayne June did this exceptionally well; he is now in my top 3 narrators list next to Will Patton and probably R.C. Bray.

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  • Skylar
  • 02/05/2015

Awesome!!

Awesome!! At first I did not like the reader's voice, but after chapter 1, I realized that his voice is EXACTLY the perfect one to narrate this story!!

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  • HaloLove
  • 26/10/2014

Chapter 14+ sooooooooo gooooodddddd!!!

Any additional comments?

This would have been a 5 star had the author left out or shortened chapters 1-13. I have got to tell you, chapter 14+ was sooooooo freakin' good, it just took forever to get there!

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  • Theresa
  • 02/01/2011

Not what I expected.

In a word, boring, if I was reading it, instead of listening while doing other things, I wouldn't have even bothered to finish it. I expected suspense and entertainment but what I got was a slow moving coming of age story that ends in game of Hide and Seek (the last hour and a half). Yes, their are games played throughout but they aren't really the suspenseful, entertaining kind. If you are looking for an edge of your seat thriller, look elsewhere. I do like thought provoking suspense but this wasn't even that. Don't waste your time on this one, even if is only five and a half hours.

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  • escoocoo
  • 28/10/2019

Well Done...

Well written story. Dark. Grim. Full of portent and foreboding. It kept my full attention all the way through, but I can see how some could find it slow moving.

Very realistic, very serious writing, not at all silly or far fetched in any way. Well developed characters. Not a true story, of course, but kind of reads like one. Short enough to listen to in one sitting. Deserves a second listen, or two. I think this author is a good talent, and I will look for other works by him.

Narration was very good!

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  • Carol Gyzander, Author: Cyberpunk, Steampunk, Amateur Detective, and Literary Fiction
  • 20/12/2018

Deep and creepy

An in-depth look at some broken characters that makes you want to keep going in the story.

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  • Lori
  • 06/09/2018

Great Narrater!

Seem like two different books,a romance and a scary thriller at first The narrator did such a terrific job I kept listening. I’m glad I did it’s a great story. Mr Ketchum blends the two and I cared about the characters. I would recommend this audible.