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  • The Splendor of Fear

  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Penny hates the outdoors, but when her boyfriend, Jared, plans a romantic weekend getaway in the woods, she decides to tag along. The pair drive to a remote Kentucky campground with a strange and sordid history. Within the confines of the Swan Creek State Park are the ruins of a town abandoned under terrifying circumstances in the 19th century. The town of Newsom's Landing had been the site of the last-known witch trial in US history, and the ghost of its defendant, the infamous Ellie Pomeroy, is said to still linger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well narrated, good story.

  • By Kathy J on 09-05-19

Well narrated, good story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-19

I'd read a book by Ambrose Ibsen before, but this was my first audio book from him. It was a great story. I love how the antagonist was a bad person in life rather than the cliched 'misunderstood' trope it added so much complexity. I really felt lost in the woods. The story kept it simple and focused. The narrator did an excellent job I really felt like the character was talking to me.