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    Description

    A woman trapped on a mountain attempts to survive more than one kind of monster, in a dread-inducing horror novel from the national best-selling author Christina Henry.

    Mattie can't remember a time before she and William lived alone on a mountain together. She must never make him upset. But when Mattie discovers the mutilated body of a fox in the woods, she realizes that they’re not alone after all. 

    There’s something in the woods that wasn’t there before, something that makes strange cries in the night, something with sharp teeth and claws. 

    When three strangers appear on the mountaintop looking for the creature in the woods, Mattie knows their presence will anger William. Terrible things happen when William is angry.

    ©2021 Christina Henry (P)2021 Penguin Audio

    Commentaires

    "It's full of magic and passion and courage, set against a convincing historical backdrop.... Henry's spare, muscular prose is a delight. I loved this novel." (Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches)

    "Multiple twists keep the reader guessing, and the fluid writing is enthralling.... This is a fine addition to the shelves of any fan of children's classics and their modern subversions." (Publishers Weekly)

    "This wild, unrelenting tale, full to the brim with the freedom and violence of young boys who never want to grow up, will appeal to fans of dark fantasy." (Booklist)

    “Near the Bone features compelling and creative characters, descriptions of snow so realistic that they'll make you reach for a blanket and a monster so terrifying that it is sure to haunt the dreams of even the most stoic reader.... Near the Bone is a terror-ridden yet poetic hike that will leave your nerves frazzled and heart.” (BookPage)

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    • T. Winter
    • 24/04/2021

    45 minutes of a woman speaking like a 3-year-old

    The book itself is pretty good, but it has sections of EXCRUCIATING narration. Most of it is fine, but during the flashback scenes, the narrator (whom I was previously a big fan of) used the most terrible, whining voice for the 8-year-old main character that I had to skip forward. It was extremely over-infantalized, which I really dislike when people do for children. I have to wonder whether the narrator even tried to remember what it was like to be eight years old. You're not in diapers anymore.

    I grit my teeth and tried to wait it out the best I could, but there was one section toward the end that was about 45 minutes long, and I had to skip it after fifteen. I simply could not listen to another minute of the whimpering voice from this adult narrator playing a supposed 8-year-old who sounded like a meek toddler but was characterized by the author as "brave" and "strong." The personality conveyed by the writing and the terrible, infantile voice did not correspond to each other at all. Not to mention the basic fact that when adults do baby voices it always just sounds sickening. They are NOT children, and you know it.

    It would have been slightly better if the voice had only happened during child's dialogue, but no - the narrator held it for the ENTIRE chapter as part of her performance. It was so bad that I didn't care what the revelations were in that chapter. I just wanted it to stop.

    Beyond that, I would say the publisher's summary gives a very good idea of what the book is going to be like.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 05/08/2021

    not at all like what I expected

    if you are looking for something like this authors other book Alice this isn't it

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    • Brandon Scott Stephenson
    • 15/07/2021

    dark story fantastically done

    the book is DARK! I loved it! the narrator did a fantastic job of adding suspense when needed!

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 01/05/2021

    Disappointed

    I read many good reviews but found myself extremely annoyed by the main character. The ending was also unsatisfying.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 13/10/2021

    Good horror listen

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was an enjoyable, suspenseful listen. You grow to really care about and relate to the main character.

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    • Colleen Dunning
    • 08/10/2021

    Suspenseful quick read/listen

    Enjoyed the continuous suspense, slow reveal of when the story takes place and imagery of the creature. Dialogue was a bit corny/campy at times.
    Would recommend.

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    • J. Cross
    • 24/08/2021

    Well done!

    Chilling, well paced, and unique! The creature creation was a little lazy but overall the story is really well done and Christina Henry should be proud. Lisa Flanagan did a great job narrating as well.

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    • Beni HD
    • 15/06/2021

    Nicely done

    Solid story, although I wished it was a bit longer to draw out more of the characters. I didn’t get a chance to feel anything for a few of them, enough to care if they lived or not. Overall it was enjoyable.

    The narration was good, there were a few times the whining drew out and was hard to listen to.

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    • sophiagrey
    • 18/05/2021

    Super Tense and Heavy

    I flew through this book because I couldn't stand to leave the story unfinished. It was hard to listen to such disturbing and horrific events but I felt compelled to see it through. I only wish the ending was a little longer to make it more satisfying.

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    • Huston household
    • 07/05/2021

    honestly I am sad we never got to see the creature

    it was well written, def suspenseful- 4 stars out of 5. like I said would of been nice to figure out what the monster really was.