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The Punished Audiobook

The Punished

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Publisher's Summary

There is no way out.

The house takes them, flies in the web, and won't let them go.

The house is beautiful and silent as a tomb.

There are children at play, pretending to live as their souls are sucked out of them.

There is no way out. The doors are locked and the windows hammered shut.

Some have been there for years, their minds warped into insanity by the fear and pain. Curt is new and can't understand why no one speaks and why the only sounds come from the night. He wonders what it is that comes out of the basement when the sun goes down.

There is no way out until you are cold and stiff.

©2013 Peter Meredith (P)2015 Peter Meredith

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    Mrs J Greenhalgh 03/09/2015
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    "shh !!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Punished to be better than the print version?

    havent read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Punished?

    what i remember most about the book, was the sheer terror of the children as night descended,


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    the narrator was very slow in speech at first, i felt i wanted to wind him up abit.However this was soon forgotten as the story developed.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    dont go in the basement.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • eric wright
    eddyville, KY, US
    20/03/16
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    "a truly terrorizing story"

    the story was awesome and I loved the intelligence of Kurt, being a 12 year old boy, he was brave!! the narrator was on an ok level but wasn't free flowing was more like reading very slowly. but this would make an excellent scary movie

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
    Converse, TX, United States
    21/01/16
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    "Bleeping Wow!!"

    Too real scary! Fear, frustration, failure! No ultramacho hero to save the day, no easy out, no aw come on B.S. last minute saves. Real courage is terror overcome, but it has a price.
    Only a very few people really know if they could risk damage and even death to save themselves or someone they love, and that's because they lived it. Each new threat is an uncertainty to how u will act. We like to imagine we would be a hero when we r young, but really we're scared kids projecting toughness, because weakness invites attack in those places, especially those places where evil is the system, from top to bottom.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gerri Atkinson
    13/09/15
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    "Effectively creepy suspense novel"

    Without spoiling anything I will highly recommend this novel and ensure you that the mystery reveal will be unexpected and worth the wait. Very disturbing in a good way!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gus
    Lockport, IL, United States
    04/04/16
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    "wOw! "

    if you want the Crap scaried out of yourself. this is a must listen. warning this book has excessive violence. so not for the faint of heart.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Scott Thompson
    Athens, Tn United States
    27/09/15
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    "Excellent Listen. Its a must have book!"
    Would you listen to The Punished again? Why?

    YES! This book takes you to a place where you've probably never been.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The subject matter. Very refreshing and new but full of dread.


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kyle Carpenter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. He is a good narrator but reads a little too slow.


    If you could take any character from The Punished out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Curt. He deserves it!!


    Any additional comments?

    This book takes you to a world of dread. I place where you have to shake your head and remember you aren't in it and be thankful. Makes you wonder if this isn't real somewhere out there. The audible version of this book make it so much more real than just reading the book.I know because I have done both. If you are in to a different kind of horror, get this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    Allendale, MI, US
    21/07/15
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    "Surprisingly Fun"

    I didn't know the author, but I tried this book anyway and I liked it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    05/01/16
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    "slow. to get started but delivers near the end."

    Very slow to get started but delivers near the end. It's worth a monthly credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tiffany
    27/10/15
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    "Really got my heart racing!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Punished the most enjoyable?

    I mostly listened to this lying in bed in the dark after getting my daughter to sleep. I would find myself clutching my pillow with my heart racing in anticipation. I could really relate to the kids!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the fresh concept. With the story unfolding all in one location, the author still did a great job holding my interest and maintaining suspense. I really enjoyed this audio version of the book, largely due to the spot on narration that pulled me in and never let me go. I felt characters were portrayed just as the author intended and it was easy to identify with both the victims and the villains.


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kyle Carpenter – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the portrayal of Curt, because he is the main character and I was immediately and continually concerned for him. However, I felt that Paul was a much more complex character, and the narrator did a great job capturing the essence of Paul's evolving states.


    If you could take any character from The Punished out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would love to take Ms. Feinor out for a "lovely" dinner, every night, for years! I'm sure I could find something most unappetizing for her to subsist on!


    Any additional comments?

    I know how much work goes into authoring and narrating books for our entertainment. I appreciate a good honest review that is well written and not overly or personally harsh. I did laugh at the reviewer who criticized the narrator for "mispronouncing common English words", while at the same time they are unable to spell "HORRENDOUS" correctly themselves. LOL :)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Frst1free
    18/09/15
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    "Those poor kids"

    I'm a huge lover of haunted houses and a firm believer in places and things holding memories of previous people and events. I'm also a nurse and a mother. The torturing of these kids sent a chill through me but at the same time I could not stop listening to it hoping that they would be saved. I wanted to hate one of the characters for what he did but at the same time my heart ached for everything he must have had to endure. The psychological warfare that went on and on. And even with escaping will they ever truly be free. Having to relive it every day in their head. One thing I felt was lacking and unbelievable is the fact that these were all underage kids but nothing was mentioned about schooling them. I know many foster families that still are responsible for the kids going to school. Tutors could have been brought in and made slaves of the house as well the make it more believable. Other than that I loved it. Was a very on the edge of your seat suspense that left you wondering and wanting to know what was going to happen next.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kyle Marler
    USA
    28/07/15
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    "A great story to listen to in the dark!"
    What did you love best about The Punished?

    I enjoyed this book from the story line and the way the characters were brought to life.
    Even with "The House" being the only setting for the story, you couldn't help but feel for the young kids and their hated foster mother, Mrs. Feanor. She makes anyone look considerably better. Curtis, the main character was fun to root for. And without giving away any of the story, you will thoroughly enjoy this audio book if you like thrillers or scary stories. I found myself waking up the next morning with the covers over my head...no joke. Peter Meredith is a very good author, and I will check out some of his other books in the near future. The narration kept me on edge as well. His voice was fabulous in capturing the voices, especially when The Mouse speaks. That still gives me the willies.



    What did you like best about this story?

    Just a great scary story without gobs of blood and guts from start to finish. I really love the narrators way of capturing the moment and scaring the %#*# out of me! I will most definitely keep an eye out for all of his future works in the future. He sounds pretty creepy...in a good way. haha


    What does Jeffrey Kyle Carpenter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Its his voice and the way he sets you up before he grabs you by your throat. Seriously more than once I found myself gulping while I listened to it. Honestly, I listened to the last 4 or 5 chapters during the daytime. I had to get some sleep sometime


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

    I did want to listen to it all at once, yes. Unfortunately I had to go to work. I did draw some similar comparisons from Mrs. Feanor to a co-worker. I'm just saying


    Any additional comments?

    I don't understand the reviews that weren't highly entertained by this audio book. I guess they don't like this type of story to begin with. But for those of you who enjoy a good old fashioned scare, you will like it a lot.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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