"Fear the living, fear the dead, fear the Unspeakable."
Kenning Hall was more than a country home, it was the family's sanctuary away from the frenetic pace of London, until that day.
What happened that day was so horrifying, so devastating, that the place was left to ruin, until now.
A decade later, 32-year-old Rupert Harrison, the only surviving heir to the Harrison publishing dynasty, has ordered Kenning Hall restored to its former glory.
It's time to go back.
Now, if you think you've heard this story before, think again. This is just the beginning.
Something is waiting at Kenning Hall. Something vengeful, malevolent, and it will follow him home.
This book isn't creepy, it's downright terrifying. Be warned: Daylight will not save you.
©2015 Tony Marturano (P)2016 Tony Marturano
It came as no surprise to me, considering I loved reading this book, that the audiobook would automatically rise to the top of my most loved audiobooks. Sometimes a book can be slightly ruined by transitioning into audio format, whether that be due to the narrator or quality, but Unspeakable certainly was /not/ one of those books. It enhanced the atmosphere already present in the story, and brought every goosebump and hitch of breath to life, I loved every single second!
Though it it can be compared to a twisted Sherlock in its eerie mysteries, or a Dan Brown book with the quick pacing and unfolding of event after event, I can definitely say that Mr Marturano's Unspeakable is an individual star.
As previously mentioned, I have read this book before. So Matt played a great part in rekindling my love for this book. Hearing it aloud emphasised the true mystery and fear in every chapter. The carefully measured and nuanced narration created moments that built the tension sky high, only to shatter your nerves when the tension was broken, and then - in quieter parts - he kept me hanging on every word, wanting more and more. A perfect execution of how I imagined the audiobook to be.
Those who know me know that I have a very strong sense of wanting to justice for people, so when certain characters got the "justice" and peace that they needed, so to speak, I was definitely cheering out loud. And I'm notoriously a scaredy cat who can't stay away from things that freak me out, so it definitely gave me those fearful watery eyes and had me expressing a few expletives at the scarier bits!
If only this would now become a film or tv series, I'd be very pleased! Thank you to Mr Marturano and Matt for creating such a fantastic piece, an especially enjoyable audiobook in October!
I would without a doubt, it's perfect for curling up on a grey day and feeling the shivers creep up on you.
I think I would compare it to something like The Ghost by Robert Harris. Though different in genre, Unspeakable is also full of mystery and sinister twists throughout.
I would say Elizabeth is best performed, her shrill, cruel and capricious nature is truly captured under Matt's performance.
"Don't look back."
Most definitely will do that,and have done so already.
Dan Brown's Da Vinci code same pace and action,with chills.
I must say this... I have a very good imagination,but Matt brought the story alive,I felt as though I was partaking in an on screen thriller.
It was and I did,a listen fest carried it with me everywhere so I could listen and needed to know what was going to happen next.
The wisest spend of my hard earned cash,I enjoy reading with a passion,but if listening is fashinonable then "Unspeakable" audio is the new black.
Some secrets are creepy as hell...
A truly great book, I will be looking for more of the same from Tony Marturano
I found the print version to be a thoroughly enjoyable read, one which I easily gobbled up on my lunch breaks at work. But when I found the audio version to be available, I knew I had a to give it a try, and sure enough my experience was intensified, a classic supernatural thrill!
I can't, off the top of my head, think of any books that run close to this one, however I will say I can perfectly envision this to be a film. It is a unique and refreshing mix of stories and lives, accompanied by suspense and terror, that made it such a great read and listen!
I haven't as yet, but you can be sure I will certainly be looking out for his other works. He has that measured tone and execution that makes him so easy to listen to!
It made me frustrated, it made me curious, it even took my breath away - there is a particularly chilling scene (one I don't want to give away) which filled me with a sense of dread. I went through a whole spectrum!
What a great book, my wife listened to this first, and recommended it to me. I was definitely not disappointed! Full of excitement and sinister chills, with the passionate bond of Rupert and Ashley running in-between. It was just the right mix for me!
The fact you do not have to put the book down,means you can sail through the adventures of the characters.
Each individual character,had distinct personalities,you either loved or loathed,but you could not remain indifferent,they provoked and prompted you into listening to what their story was.
Matt added pathos,and drama,brought the characters alive before your very eyes and literally your ears.
"See no good,feel no good,speak all evil"
I have listened and read this book,but the audio made it seem like an entirely different book to me personally.Matt's narration added a new dimension very enjoyable.
More pace and less emphasis on nipples.
The sex scenes read like an instruction manual.
The narrator did well with the material he had.
All of the cliched descriptions... and definitely the shower scene in chapter 11.
I was looking forward to a chilling story but I gave up long before anything very chilling happened.
I feel disappointed with this book. Often exciting, and engaging but in places dull and unrealistic. I felt the book had so much promise but left me as a listener frustrated. The ending especially was dire and was contradictory to the story at the start of the book.
Narrative though, was brilliant by Matt Addis- he did an amazing job!
Imagine if you can a ghost story written by Jackie Collins or perhaps Katie Price.
Off the shelf characters which are all basic social class cliche with no nuance or subtly. The only frightening thing in this book is the writing. It fails on every level. It doesn't even manage to be bad enough to be funny. Please don't waste your money or time. I wish I could have given this no stars.
"Not really what I was expecting.. ."
Struggled to finish, had a lot more romantic scenes than I am accustomed to reading in a horror novel. Really couldn't get into the story and had to jump ship fairly early in the book. If your looking for some serious erotica mixed in with your ghost story, this maybe perfect for you. Nevertheless, l just wasn't feeling this one. 2 **'s
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